Ultrafit Bootcamp, has been the best thing, that I have done for myself, in twenty years. I have just finished my fourth month of bootcamp and am overwhelmed at the results. The program is excellent and the instructors are thorough. There is an atmosphere of encouragement without competition in the classes.” - Sharon
Bootcamp has been my answer to mid-life crisis. I was pushing 50, getting soft and out of shape. I had never been a runner and thought I was going to die for the first couple of months. Over time, however, my fitness and strength improved, I lost weight and now crave the exercise! The trainers and other bootcampers are wonderful and being outdoors is so invigorating – even in the rain and snow! My friends and colleagues are so impressed with my results that they are coming too! Bootcamp is the best thing I have done for myself and I have never felt better.” - Moya Waters
"Ultrafit Boot Camp is the best way I've found to continually improve my fitness, be challenged and remain injury-free. The variety of the exercises and the enthusiasm of the instructors keep me motivated. I'm more fit today at the age of 46 than I've ever been in my life!" - Karen Speirs
“22 pounds lost and all my fun summer clothes fit nicely! Thanks for a great year of bootcamp! I love bootcamp so much, it's the best exercise! “ - Lindsey Lorence
I have been participating in Ultrafit for almost two years now. I find the strength and flexibility I have gained through Ultrafit have improved my endurance, health and overall well being. I never knew I had a core - until I trained with Ultrafit. At my age, it is important to stay strong and flexible - I want to play squash, walk and move around smoothly forever - Ultrafit makes sure that I do. The coaches make sure that each person can find its own individual level and challenge. On my own, I would never do the array of exercise and challenge myself like I do at Ultrafit - Ulrike Radermacher.
"I started bootcamp on a whim and now it is a complete lifestyle! I have always become bored very quickly with other exercise routines but BOOTCAMP forever changes, not only the exercises but locations and being outside has added another fabulous dimension regardless of the weather! I thoroughly enjoy my fellow `bootcampers`, their spirit - sometimes they are my motivation to work harder! We all help each other to succeed.
The instructors have been a real inspiration and continue to challenge at every level. The `info` sessions are a great reminder to keep on track and have offered excellent nutritional suggestions. I like that I have sound advice readily available.
My body shape has changed dramatically & am astounded at how strong I have become not only physically but mentally. BOOTCAMP is suitable for all levels as your success depends on the effort you are prepared to put in. We all start somewhere!
What can I say – I love it!" - Ingrid Potter
“This is the best program I have ever done! I’ve gone to the gym, done aerobic classes, had personal trainers and nothing gave me the same results than Ultrafit Bootcamp. The program covers it all, cardio, strength, nutrition, variety and the trainers are great.”- Michelle K.
“My physical and mental strength both increased dramatically in the bootcamp. I never before thought I could be really good at anything athletic but now I know I can.”- Laura H.
“In eight weeks I lost that 10-15 lbs that I’ve struggled to lose for years. The eating change has become a habit, I don’t feel deprived or like I’m on a diet. Thanks guys!”- Jody S.
“The trainers are positive, encouraging and definitely know what they are doing. They keep the sessions interesting and motivate you- never pushing you more than you can at one time, but encouraging you to keep doing your best!”-Shannon C.
“Thanks Ultrafit Bootcamp for bringing more fun, stamina, energy and endurance to my life. As a school teacher I need it all. I give Ultrafit Fitness & Nutrition an A+. “- Roland M.
“Ultrafit Bootcamp is one of the best things I’ve done for a long time. It’s made me realize than I can improve my body & health by eating better, drinking more water and doing more exercise. This is the 1st time I’ve seen real results.- Sue L.
“My whole lifestyle changed, I eat healthier, get regular exercise & sleep and I feel great. The trainers are great people and very good motivators.”- Christine R.
” I got the realization that a good support network can help you succeed at anything.”- Debbie P.
” It was actually FUN and it was simple. -Back to Basics- It proved that it doesn’t take a lot to see results.”- Gail P.
TEACHER TAKES BOOTCAMP TO SCHOOL- “After being with Ultrafit for my 2nd session, I realized that the same exercises would be great for my grade 5 students. When I told them what I was doing for exercise they were excited to give them a try. It’s the first time in my teaching career I’ve heard cheers go up for pushups and situps. The monkey jumps are a favourite. Now that we are hooked on Boot Camp it will be a regular part of our P.E. program.- Margaret Y.
"In the spring of 2007 I watched my 15 year old daughter cross the finish line for the Vancouver Sun Run. I coudn't even imagine participating in such an event. I always thought I was "not a runner" and could never have dreamt of participating in a 10 km marathon.
In the summer of 2007, my husband signed me up for Ultrafit bootcamp for my birthday. I wasn't sure if I should thank him or divorce him! After finishing my first bootcamp, I started to see impressive results, the pounds were coming off, my energy levels were increasing and I could see the hard work translating into... results. I was hooked. I found the Ultrafit trainers to be amazing, encouraging and professional. I signed up for 6 subsequent bootcamps, never missed a class and continued to eat, drink and record my progress.
By Christmas of 2007 I had lost 40 pounds, could sprint up hills and fit back into the clothes I had worn 20 years earlier. In January I continued the fitness regime I had learned on my own. I got up at 6:00 a.m. every morning alternating a cardio workout with weights every morning. My fitness levels continued to improve.
On April 20, 2008 I ran my first ever Vancouver Sun Run, finishing with my whole family in under one hour and ten minutes! As I crossed the finish line of the Sun Run I thought of those first few steps I took in my first bootcamp and how far I've come. " - Lidia Kemeny
When I initially joined Ultrafit Bootcamp, I promised myself to stick with it for a month to determine whether or not it would work for me. Now over a year later I am still with Ultrafit and I can't imagine giving it up! Ultrafit is perfect for me as I need a challenging directed workout, the various locations rotate, the workouts are never the same, and the instructors are motivating and simply incredible. Thank you Ultrafit! -Carly G.
Ultrafit was recommended to me by a colleague who had been attending sessions for more than a year. I was looking for a program that would focus on all around fitness and not just cardio. I have now been a member for 18 months and the results have been tremendous. The focus on core, cardio and strength is simple and straightforward and the results are obvious within a short time. The instructors are extremely well-organized and informed and create an atmosphere that is always positive and encouraging and the program suits all fitness levels. I have been a member now for almost 18 months and have made Ultrafit a part of my weekly lifestyle. I would encourage anyone to give it a try. -Peter H.
I relocated to Vancouver and decided to take advantage of the great outdoors. As I have always put family and professional career first, I decided it was time to focus on my personal health and fitness. Ultrafit Bootcamp has consistently been part of my schedule for the past year, rain or shine. I have seen tremendous improvements on my cardio endurance and core strength. I have done a few races of more than 8K, which I never thought I could do before Bootcamp and inspired friends to get back to shape! I feel like a great role model for my kids! The trainers and other bootcampers are respectful of everyone’s level and are so encouraging. I also enjoy the cardio-boxing classes which are such a good complement and amazing for stress relief. -Caroline M.
"Ultrafit has given me a new lease of life after many years of being too busy to exercise. The friendly and motivational staff, along with the great group of Kitsilano bootcampers have helped me to achieve some amazing results in a short time. The dedication of the trainers ensures that every member of the group, no matter their fitness level or age, feels supported and guided to achieve their personal goals yet always feels part of the group. Within the first month there was a noticeable difference in my cardio, strength and best of all my belt was needing new holes. I was so impressed with the program, trainers and results that after my first 4 weeks I committed myself to a year. Ultrafit have shown me the way to be a healthier and more active person, husband and father and for this I can’t thank them enough." - Scott H
I just want to say I joined bootcamp because I was not looking forward to Burning Man at all. The thought of being in a desert with my friends that hadn't seen me in over a year, all silently thinking about how much weight I had gained was a terrifying thing. After 8 weeks of boot camp, the date finally arrived to go to Nevada and I cannot express how happy I was to go. I worked hard putting together costumes, and ended up wearing them and feeling great about myself. Getting compliments is awesome. People kept asking me what I did to look so good. I am so happy to have found Ultrafit Bootcamp. - Leslie W.
I returned to regular bootcamp classes Thanksgiving 2009. In 8 months through regular attendance I lost between 48 and 50 lbs. This made a huge difference to my workouts and I have noticed now my cardio, flexibility and strength have increased by leaps and bounds. This is really a credit to the Ultrafit classes. The instructors are very supportive and encouraging and made me really want to both attend classes, even on the rainy days, and push myself a little more with each exercise. The classes are challenging, well-organized and best of all, fun. There is always a real positive atmosphere in each class and I always look forward to chatting with the other campers before or after class. I have far more energy which means I have more desire to work out and push myself further. Best of all, I have seen some really palpable results. So, thank you Ultrafit! - Peter H.
"I had hit a weight loss plateau with other fitness classes and couldn't seem to shed the excess pounds. In four weeks, I achieved amazing results with my very first Ultrafit Bootcamp. I lost 5 pounds and managed to fit into my summer clothes from last year. I wasn't the strongest participant nor the fastest runner, but everyone made me feel like a part of the team. The trainers are amazing. They challenge and encourage you to do your best. And, the workouts are super fun too. By week four, I increased my strength and endurance, and have never felt the fittest than I am today. I never thought I was a bootcamp kind of girl, but I do now." - Ruth K.
"I joined Ultrafit off and on for a few years but in March 2010, I decided to commit for 6 months and then a year and it has been the only health program that has kept my exercise regime regular and consistent. I joined the Fitness Challenge in the summer to focus on my goals of losing weight and achieving a certain level of fitness. I kept a daily journal of what I ate and the physical activities that I undertook. I achieved my goals and won the Challenge! The Challenge and journaling fostered a more disciplined healthier lifestyle that when I was sidelined from participating in any physical activity due to a foot injury incurred while on vacation, I kept on losing weight. This was highly encouraging and I could not wait to get back to bootcamp to keep improving my fitness level. I will be an Ultrafit member for a very long time because what they preach works!" - Christine V.
"After being sedentary for the last five years and gaining quite a few pounds, fitness seemed like it was out of reach. I was totally amazed at the results. In four weeks I went from not being able to run around the block to running distance and even up HILLS! Before Ultrafit, I couldn't do a single push up and now doing them from my toes is how I show off to my husband! The exercises are challenging and the variety keeps it interesting. It's helped me discover muscles I never knew I had! The instructors are always encouraging and supportive but push me just enough to keep seeing improvements. My clothes keep getting looser and looser and I've gone from a size 14 to 12 and now going on 10! Ultrafit ROCKS!" - Janet H.
"Being in our 50's and having always valued the importance of an active lifestyle we wanted to do something together as a couple but our fitness levels and abilities vary. Ultrafit makes it possible for each of us to get a great workout. We love the way we feel from attending regular bootcamp classes. We look forward to seeing our supportive and fun fellow members as well as our wonderful, positive, encouraging instructors. We feel our daily lives are enhanced. Our bodies are fit, our minds are relaxed and our abliity to take just go on bike rides or hikes whenever we want without feeling we are out of shape is great. We also feel that it is important for our 3 children to see how being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. We can't say enough about how much we enjoy the company as well. Getting to meet and work out with Annilou and Deea makes for a very personal touch that we appreciate. Thank you to Ultrafit for for providing us with a great way to stay fit." - John & Terri M.
"The energy level of the instructors is contagious! I never thought I would be able to do all the things that I have done in this bootcamp - push-ups especially! This is the best fitness program I have ever done and stuck to. I actually look forward to Bootcamp each week - and I can honestly say that I have never looked forward to working out before!" - Melanie Z.
"This botcamp was interesting. I enjoyed participating with the rest of the group. I was really motivated every time I attended. The trainers were all good and made our group work hard. They were all fair, in great shape and very knowledgeable. Taking this bootcamp has made me want to stay in good shape and workout more in the future. I have gotten some good compliments from others and feel more confident about myself. This is a good program for anyone to take if they want to get physically fit and maintain proper nutrition. If you want to lose weight and get into better condition, then this is the course to take! The trainers do not pressure you to work super hard, but encourage you to do things at your own pace. They are all very supportive and make you laugh at times. The whole group really enjoyed having them train us."- Bill B.
"Thank you to all the trainers and to all the great people I've had the pleasure to meet. Ultrafit Bootcamp has shown me how to become a stronger, more physical person. The coaching and group spirit helped propel me to the next level. Thanks again!" - Jane A.
"Thanks for getting me excited about getting fit & exercising!" - Andrea A.
"Coming to bootcamp at the end of the day is great because no matter how bad they day was or how little energy I have, I always come out of it feeling great! Thank you Ultrafit Team!" - Jane C.
"The bootcamp program was ideal for someone like me. You see, I'm not motivated or self-disciplined when it comes to exercise but being encouraged by the trainer forced me to keep going and to push a little harder. I know for a fact that I would never run on my own! It wasn't easy for me to get to class by 6pm but it was well worth it (I have an hour's drive home from work). Special thanks to my daughter Kim who bugged me to get going and out the door. I really appreciated the help from all the trainers - Annilou, Emma, Mike, Robert & Claire. It was great to be outside experiencing some of the most beautiful locations in Vancouver. Thanks all of you!" - Patricia J.
"Thank you for all the kind support and energy, that has helped me to shape up for my 5th decade of life!" - Kevin P.
"I thoroughly enjoyed bootcamp and will be back to do the program again. I feel stronger in a lot of ways and the biggest change that I notice is that I have almost no lower back pain now. My energy level does not seem to be where it should be but I think the long heat spell that we have been having is one contributing factor. The other is that I have not been following the nutrition and meal planning portion of the program and have not been doing the journalling part either. This is where I want to focus my energy the next time around. I'm looking forward to the next session of bootcamp. Annilou, Robert & Cheryl - I couldn't have done it without you. I appreciate your support, motivation and expertise! Thank you!!" - Judy K.
"When I joined Ultrafit Bootcamp my goal was simply to lose weight. It never interested me to tone, build muscle or increase my cardio endurance. Fortunately, somewhere along the way all of the above came into play. I, and all who know me, are amazed at the transformation in my body, but also in my energy level! Obviously I am extremely pleased with the final results, as I had made the decision half-way through the session to sign up for the next round. Thank you again for creating a fun & motivating environment which is essential for those of us who were not in top form & intimidated at the beginning. See you next week!" - Tiffany H.
"We wanted to pass on our thoughts about what motivates us to come to bootcamp, even when the weather is lousy. Living in Vancouver this may always be one of the challenges of having a bootcamp that is outdoors. Being outdoors is certainly what makes Ultrafit appealing to us but the draw of having interesting workouts to attend is what will actually make us go on lousy weather days. I belonged to a swim club for 10 years and what kept me going back (among other things) was that no two workouts were ever the same. Variety of workouts, we feel, is the key to keeping excited about going to bootcamp. The various instructor challenges have been great and the station workouts are also good. Just knowing there is an exciting, challenging workout to get up and out the house in the morning for is what we appreciate the most with Ultrafit. Social or extracurricular activities are an added bonus." - Terri & John M.
"One of the most important things I've learned from the whole bootcamp experience including the coaching calls is about setting, implementing and achieving small goals (rather than large unattainable ones). During the one on one coaching calls, Annilou has encouraged me to identify personal nutrition and fitness concerns. She has helped me focus on how to address these challenges by breaking them down into smaller/easier challenges and I learned to set specific goals to work on my problems areas (e.g. eating healthy dinners). And if I am stuck for ideas Annilou always has great suggestions! The past 4 weeks I've really spent time focusing on how to encourage MYSELF to put the work into my fitness and nutrition. Without Annilou's guidance I wouldn't have stuck to it. Her enthusiam and interest in health comes across so vividly that one cannot be anything but inspired! I looked forward to our phone calls because I wanted to tell her what I worked on and how I was getting through it all. I went from eating poorly at night to making home cooked meals that I enjoy and are nutritious! I still have more to work on but I feel motivated to work on my challenges and know that Annilou is there if I need her! Thank you!" - Stephanie L.
“I took on the 8-week Best Body Challenge and have gone through a complete lifestyle change. Before joining bootcamp, I had a hard time running even two blocks due to my asthma. Now I can consistently run 10k without even taking my inhaler. The challenge encouraged me to start eating healthy and I lost 17 lbs in the process. All the trainers are wonderfully supportive and there is a great community atmosphere. Thank you!” - Allison F.
“Ultraft Bootcamp has been so great for me. I am a 6 am’er so the workouts enable me to get my cardio, strength and core done before I start work. When I was younger I fit in exercise somewhat sporadically but with a family that was getting more difficult. When I saw the ad for ultrafit I decided I needed to try something different as I wasn’t happy with where I was heading health wise. I remember being nervous the first day and wondering what to expect but I was committed to making a change. The trainers and other participants were so welcoming that I felt supported right from the start. That was four years ago and I am still going strong. Ultrafit is continually looking for ways to increase your fitness in a way that works for the individual. I recently completed the “Your Best Body Challenge” with Ultrafit. With support from the team, I created a fitness and nutrition plan that I thought was a stretch but achievable. It worked for me and the weekly coaching calls with Annilou helped me to stay on track and work towards goals that I set. Thanks Annilou and team for your commitment to keeping us healthy!” - Lana M.
"It's been a great working out at with all the great trainers. You really keep me motivated and continuously help me achieve my goals" - Sandra B.
"Ultrafit bootcamp is an amazing fitness program. I never thought I would be the kind of person to wake up and work out at 6am, but this program has made it so enjoyable that I now look forward to it every week. Every class I'm encouraged to push my boundaries to improve my strength and endurance and reach my personal fitness goals. The trainers are always enthusiastic, positive, creative and most importantly motivational. They create a welcoming environment and dynamic program that always keeps me on my toes. In addition, they make an effort to learn every participant's personal goals and are always ready with modifications. After each session I leave feeling accomplished, invigorated and ready to tackle the day. I'm can definitely say joining Ultrafit Bootcamp was one of the best decisions I've made for myself, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to try something new!" - Natalie R.
"Joining Ultrafit Bootcamp was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made. Before I started, I was having a difficult time trying to find a fitness class that was challenging, physically rewarding, and group based. After trying Ultrafit once I learned that it was exactly what I was looking for! The instructors are all extremely knowledgeable and they encourage you to push yourself to your limit. Each class is different and leaves you feeling stronger and better than the last. If you want to work hard, I highly recommend joining!!" - Gaby R.
"Although I haven't quite hit my final goal of weight loss, I have lost 12lbs of post-pregnancy fat since I started the program, which feels excellent! Thanks to all your instructors who have been so encouraging and really professional with their fantastic workouts. :)" - Kelly Z.