Kim Benson

Kim Benson

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Kicked boot camp in the booty. 

  • Jul 21st, 2015 at 2:31AM

I was invited to a boot camp class with my neighbor this morning. Today was their final week in this set so everyone else had been working up to today and I was dropped right in. The trainer kindly told me not to feel pressure and to go at my own pace. He said not to worry if I couldn't complete any of the sets. I was a little nervous but felt pretty sure I'd do OK. I've seen them working out in the park before when I'm there with my dog so I knew a little what I was in for. Running some, whole body exercises, endurance and stuff with weights. Being the new kid I was careful at first to follow their speed. I stayed behind the leader during the jogs and followed the pace for some of the warm up exercises. When the rubber hit the road and we started the timed aerobic part, not gonna lie, I rocked it. There were "ladder exercises" counting up by 5's for the first exercise and down by 5's for the second e.g. 5 push ups, 25 squats with weights, 10 push ups 20 squats with weights and 15 and 15 and so on. I finished 2nd on the first set and 1st on the second set which was jumping lunges with weights and star jumps. The trainer asked if I was just taking a break and looked shocked when I said I'd completed it.

So, what I've learned from all this is that jumping rope keeps my cardio endurance up for a whole host of activities. And the Kenzai resistance training keeps me in great shape to tackle even the toughest week of boot camp.

This Reboot was super fun and a great way to get back in the groove if you've slipped. As always, Patrick's lessons are spot on, I swear sometimes it is like he's in my head. Thanks to my fellow KB staffers for keeping it lively.
A good Kenzai to you all.

 
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Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
Founderabout 4 years ago

Yes, this is the difference between someone who makes nutrition and exercise a part of their life as a daily habit, and a weekend warrior who's not fit at the fundamental levels. It all comes out in performance. Thanks for putting the new program to the test and being a perfect example of positivity and persistence! Walking the talk! Rebooted!


    Jessica B.Jessica B.Alumni
    about 4 years ago

    That is awesome Kim! Great job!


      Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
      Trainerabout 4 years ago

      You're abs are looking so defined Kim :) Awesome work!


        Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
        Trainerabout 4 years ago

        Love it. Lesson to the the bootcampers, don't underestimate the new kid on the block. Especially if she's a Kenzai kid! Great to reboot with you Kim, well done on getting some fantastic results!


          Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 22 (Member)
          Trainerabout 4 years ago

          Awesome illustration of what living the Kenzai principles does for our overall health and fitness! Way to rock it.


            Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
            Head Trainerabout 4 years ago

            "not gonna lie, I rocked it." I love it!
            I'm glad we all hopped on the Reboot train. Next stop KB2!


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