Maria V, Pacific Palisades

 A year ago, a bought a 2 month Groupon.  It had been a couple of years since I'd had chemotherapy and I couldn't seem to get my full energy back.  I really like working out outdoors and was hoping Big Mike's Boot Camp would work for me.

 Now it's been over a year and I can't imagine doing anything else!  I can actually do real push-ups, run at full speed on the sand and many other exercises I never even knew about.  I simply needed to get my heart rate up to full capacity which I do at least 3 times per class.  It has really helped me build back my strength.  Mike is like having a personal trainer.  He lets you work at your own pace while encouraging you to push yourself.  Everyone in the class is really nice and range from professional athletes to people who just want to get back into shape.

 It's so much easier than going to the gym.  There is ample parking and you never have to wait for a machine...plus it's the best way to start your day!