Archive for September, 2008

Our Very Own Lorraine Is Competing In FAME On October 31st!

September 29, 2008

We have a big event to celebrate on October 31st, and we’re not talking about dressing up or collecting candy! Lorraine, our bootcamp instructor is going to take part in a huge event called FAME (Fitness Athletes Models Entertainment). She is working very hard for this competition, training everyday and sticking to a strict meal plan.

FAME is going to take place on the Friday night of Halloween. We will be canceling all bootcamp classes for the night, in order to help her prepare for the show. Therefore, please try to get in your 3rd bootcamp session on another day of the week. Also, we hope to see lots of bootcampers at the event in order to cheer her on and show our support.

Here are the details:

Date & Time: Friday, October 31st, 2008 at 6pm

Location: Ashe auditorium, Hyatt Regency miami- 400 South East Second Avenue

We will try to plan it out so that we can all wear our bootcamp shirts! Go Lorraine!

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Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Is On October 18th!

September 29, 2008

The next race that we will be participating in as a team is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k, for breast cancer awareness. This is a big one ladies! It takes place in downtown Miami, near Bayside. We were there last year, and it was tons of fun!

When is it? Saturday, October 18th at 8:30am

For this event, we want to make team shirts. Therefore, I need the name and t-shirt size of all the girls who will be running or walking in the event.

If you haven’t yet signed up, here are the instructions on how to do so:

Follow this link:
http://raceforthecure.kintera.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=272302&lis=1&kntae272302=7AA83C27256F4A69A3A01EFFBB42DFEB

Click on I agree

Select Join a team, and then chose Women Only Fitness Bootcamp from the drop down menu.

Then, proceed to fill out your registration information. On the second page, you will be asked to put in billing information for a $27 participation fee.

How the funds are used:

A minimum of twenty-five percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs, which fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Up to seventy-five percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects.

Also, we need to know if any of you ladies are breast cancer survivors. We would like to dedicate our fund raising and 5k run to you. We want to make special shirts for this year’s run and print your names on them.

So, ladies, once you are signed up, please notify us asap so that we can make those shirts! Hope to see everyone there!

Check this site and your email frequently for updates. Who wants to carpool?

Congratulations To All The Ladies Who Participated In Sunday’s Race!

September 29, 2008

We had a great turnout this past Sunday for the Race for the Kids 5k. It was a beautiful run near the ocean at Crandon Park.

Among the bootcampers who participated were: Grettel Martinez, Florence Martin, Nancy Martinez, Jackie Gonzalez, Jacqueline Agnes Vines, Zinnia Atesiano, Olga Roldan, Arisel Llanes, and Rima Avellan.

The next run that we will be participating in as a group is the Susan G. komen Race for the Cure on October 18th. We hope to have twice as many girls for that event! Stay tuned for more info!

Advanced Bootcamp Class Goes Out To Dinner On Saturday Night!

September 29, 2008

This past Saturday night, we had a dinner date with the advanced bootcamp class. We work so hard, that we decided to treat ourselves to a nice, relaxing dinner. We enjoyed a night out at Ruth’s Chris, bonding and having a good time! Thanks to the girls who came out to join us: Terry “Come on” Villazon, Florence Martin, Damarty Ness, Jackie Gonzalez, Kathy Garrote, Arleene “Cookie” Alvarez, Linda Lopez, Christy Munoz, and Rima Avellan. We missed Wanjira, Kim, Lili and Christine at this event!

Lets Get Ready For The Upcoming 5k!

September 24, 2008

Girls! Its time to get excited about the next 5k run/walk!

Date and time: Sunday, September 28th at 7:30am

Location: Crandon Park, Key Biscayne

What to bring: Good running shoes, sunblock, your bootcamp or event t-shirt, an MP3 player (optional) and lots of energy!

Remember, if you haven’t yet signed up for the run, go to runmiami.com and do so! If anyone is interested in meeting up at FFA and car pooling, please let us know so that we can make arrangements.

Here’s a tip ladies:

The night before the race, make sure to have a healthy, high-protein meal with moderate carbohydrates. This should be sufficient to give you the energy you need for the 3.125 mile run or walk the next morning, if you aren’t comfortable with having breakfast so early. If you prefer to eat a little something before the event, make sure to give yourself enough time to digest, and eat something simple, such as fruit or oatmeal.

I hope to see a huge group of bootcampers there! Good luck!

Lili & Zinnia Participated in the Haulover 5k Last Sunday!

September 24, 2008

Last Sunday, two of out fellow bootcampers, Lili Hernandez and Zinnia Atesiano participated in the Haulover 5k, the first running event of our upcoming series. The 5k run/walk was held in Bal Harbor at 7:30am. Great effort waking up early on a Sunday morning to run for a good cause! We hope to join you for the next race!

First Run Meet Was This Past Saturday!

September 24, 2008

Hi ladies!

As you all should know, we have organized our first ever bootcamp running group. Our first meeting was on Saturday, September 20th at 8:30am. We met at the hill at Tropical park, and then made our way over to the running track, where we practiced different techniques and drills to condition us for the upcoming 5k! The ladies were timed for the distance of 1.5 miles, which is almost half of the distance for the 5k. Everyone did awesome! And for your information ladies, if you met us at the hill, ran to the track, ran 1.5 miles, and then ran back to the hill… you ran about 2.7 miles! Almost the entire distance of the 5k! Congratulations! If we keep this up, we will all be ready to run the races quickly and effortlessly in no time!

We would like to hold these run meets at Tropical Park on a weekly basis, excluding the weekends where we have to participate in the 5k’s. Please let us know what you think, and if you would be interested in showing up every Saturday morning for this training! Even if you cannot participate in the 5k runs/walks, these conditioning exercises will help you to better your performance in bootcamp and to burn more calories!

Again, thank you all for showing up and being part of the greatest running team!

Kathy’s Field Day Was A Hit!

September 24, 2008

Kathy, “Special K”, had a huge bash on Sunday, September 14th in order to celebrate her son’s, Georgey and Ryan’s birthdays! There was a large group of bootcampers who attended, as well as the entire Fitness Depot squad! Activities for the day included bounce houses, potato sack races and rock climbing!

Thanks Kathy, for having us be a part of this special event!