Rosie Boelens 9-month Transformation

What I love about Rosie’s transformation is she just didn’t lose weight, she didn’t just drop numerous dress sizes, she achieved much more, she got stronger, she got healthier, she has more energy, and she became much happier. Rosie made a complete lifestyle change! Rosie is living proof of what is possible at CKO. Everyone that comes through our doors wants the complete healthy life transformation but only a few are willing to make the necessary sacrifices, only a few are willing to put in the necessary work, and only a few get comfortable being uncomfortable! Rosie will tell you herself, it was not easy, it didn’t happen overnight, some days she struggled with motivation, but she continued to moved forward, determined to not let anything stop her from reaching her goals. Any law student whose was studying for the bar exam, will tell you that being “busy” is an understatement, it is very time consuming and very stressful. For most people this alone would be a good excuse to stop working out, but that is why Rosie is not most people, that is why she is one of the few! 🙂 Great Job Rosie you are a huge inspiration to not only myself but too a lot of the members as well! Congratulations on passing the Bar Exam!
Hard work and dedication. July 2013

Hard work and dedication. July 2013

Testimonial by Rosie Boelens:
When I first joined CKO back in January I had no idea how transformative it would be for my life. I joined CKO in my third year of law school when I did the 10-week challenge, and in just 10 short weeks I was down two dress sizes. I also felt better than I ever had, which for me was the best result I had. Before starting my fitness journey I was tired all the time, I got sick a lot, and I just generally didn’t feel great. After the first 10-week challenge I had more energy throughout the day, I made it through an entire semester of law school without getting sick, and I no longer had back or neck pain that had bothered me throughout my time at law school.
What a difference 9-months makes

What a difference 9-months makes

I felt so great that I decided that this was the way I wanted to live from now on and I made the decision to never go back to the way I ate or my sedentary lifestyle. Continuing with my new found healthy lifestyle not only has helped me continue to achieve results and feel great, but it helped me get through studying for and taking the Bar Exam this past summer. Studying for the bar exam  was time consuming and mentally draining, but continuing to work out and eat well helped me keep my stress level down and my energy level up. There were many times where all I wanted to do was stay home and watch tv, but I never regretted the days I dragged myself into the gym (I did regret the few that I gave in and stayed home).
Looking strong and healthy!

Looking strong and healthy!

Overall, I have achieved some amazing results and I can’t thank everyone at CKO enough. I went from a size 12 to a size 4 and I lost almost 50 pounds. For me this experience hasn’t been about a diet or weight loss plan, it has been about a complete lifestyle change and I am excited to continue on with my fitness journey.  I am healthier and more fit than I ever have been and I never would have been able to do it without the support and guidance of CKO!
Rosie started her CKO journey by joining the 10-week challenge and she lost a total of 12.2 inches off her body during that those 10-weeks! From March 2013 to September 2013 Rosie lost another 11 inches off her body! Amazing her measurements are listed below.
End of last 10-week challenge (March 2013):
Right Arm: 10 15/16 in
Left Arm: 10 15/16 in
Waist: 29 in
Chest: 35 3/8 in
Right Leg: 24 1/2 in
Left Leg: 24 in
Hips: 40 in
September 2013:
R Arm: 10 in
L Arm: 10 in
Chest: 33.5 in
Waist: 28 in
Hips: 38 in
R Leg: 22.5 in
L Leg: 22.5 in

The CINCO (Angela Gunter)

CINCO complete

CINCO complete

Angela became the 5th member to take on and conquer one of the longest endurance events* ever created, the CINCO! Let me tell you something about Angela many people don’t know, she became a member about 4 – 5 months ago and quietly started doing doubles and even triples before doing multiple classes became “all the rage”. Angela was never looking for praise or recognition for her multiple class days, she just walked into CKO with a purpose and on day one of becoming a member she started working hard towards achieving her goals.

Then we had our first CINCO completed and Angela immediately set her sights on completing the CINCO too, and the only reason it took her this long is because the logistics of the cinco make it very hard to pull off. In fact before she did the cinco she had done at least two “quattro’s”, many “triples”, and countless “doubles” so there was no doubt in my mind that she would slay the dragon that is the CINCO.

5 classes with a smile!

5 classes with a smile!

On Wednesday August 28 2013, Angela completed her CINCO and Thursday August 29 was back in the gym doing a quattro, sore body, hands stained (from gloves) and all 🙂 ! Congratulations Angela for completing the CINCO with a smile on your face during each and every class. You are an inspiration to not only me but to many of the members as well!

Hands stained from gloves and sweat!

Hands stained from gloves and sweat!

*I would like to make a formal apology to all the CINCO Club members, I realized that I only gave you credit for doing 5-classes in one day, and in reality doing the 5 classes was the “easy” part. If the CINCO was just a 5-hr endurance event (5 straight hours) it would still be a great accomplishment but the truth is the CINCO is much more of a challenge than just 5 hours of kickboxing. The CINCO is a 14.5-hr long endurance event, that starts at 6am and ends and 8:30pm. It is an all day event that includes rest/recovery planning, nutrition (what, when, and where to eat) and balancing downtime with real world events. Remember, CKO members are real people, not professional athletes so even though many of them did not work on the day of the cinco, life was not put on hold, they still had to deal with running errands, preparing food, resting, possibly still had work commitments and without a doubt had family commitments. A typical day for a CINCO participant is:

  • Wake 5am
  • Class 6am
  • 7:15am to 9:25am “downtime”
  • 9:30am to 10:30am Class
  • 10:45am to 4:30pm “downtime”
  • 4:45pm, 6:00pm, and 7:15pm classes 3, 4, 5
  • 8;40pm dinner
  • 9:30 bed time

I think the most impressive part about completing  a CINCO is not so much doing the classes but the planning and execution it takes to pull off, that is impressive, because it will take you an entire day, with our current schedule it is impossible to finish early! If you can accomplish the CINCO you can accomplish anything! Whose up next?

9 classes in two days! Glad to be done :)

9 classes in two days! Glad to be done 🙂