In just 10-weeks Rosie lost 12.2 inches off her body, which is outstanding! That is more than an inch an week! Not only did she drop many dress sizes (time for a new wardrobe) she also became much stronger and significantly increased her stamina! Below is Rosie’s CKO 10-challenge experience.
Testimonial by Rosie Boelens:
The CKO 10-Week Challenge was nothing short of an awesome experience. I started coming to CKO because I bought a living social deal with a friend who really wanted to try out a kickboxing gym, and from the first class I was hooked.
As a law student I haven’t had much time to get to the gym recently, so when I came to CKO I would not have described myself as physically fit or in shape at all. In fact, I couldn’t do a single push-up, nor could I run an entire mile without walking. I was looking for a way to get healthier, but nothing I had tried was working for me. What drew me to CKO was the promotion of sustainable healthy habits and the supportive atmosphere. Participating in the 10-Week Challenge taught me about healthy eating habits, goal setting, and most importantly showed me that I really CAN do this. Being healthy and fit doesn’t come from some secret that I had yet to be told; it comes from dedication and conscious decision making.
My goals when I started the challenge were to lose 2 dress sizes, increase my fitness level, and just generally stay accountable to a fitness plan. I not only met these goals, but I surpassed my expectations in all fields. I went from a size 12 to a size 8, I essentially doubled all of my reps/times in the fitness test, and I went to at least 2 classes every week.
I started seeing the inches and pounds come off after only a couple of weeks, and each small success motivated me to keep going. I stayed accountable to myself and made fitness and eating well a priority in my life. It was hard to adjust at first because it took time to think critically about what I was eating and even harder to take time out of a busy day to drive to the gym for a class. But, when things were difficult the constant support from CKO and from other challengers who I knew were going through the same thing really helped keep me going. Ultimately, it was worth so much more than any inconvenience I felt at the time.
I lost inches and pounds, but at the risk of sounding like a Special K commercial, what I gained is more important to me. I gained healthy habits, self-confidence, and the knowledge that I am stronger than I think I am. I am really excited to continue on my fitness journey with the healthy habits I have developed and the awesome classes at CKO!