Fun, Fitness and Community at Halloween Boot Camp Workout in Willow Glen

Calories were burned, food for the needy was collected, and smiles were everywhere on Saturday, October 30th at the Second Annual “Freaky Fat Loss” Workout for Charity in Willow Glen.  We dressed in Halloween costumes and worked out to Halloween music while we supported those less fortunate in our community by collecting canned good to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank.  We don’t have the official weight of our donation yet, but we think we collected about 200 pounds of food.

NBC 11 weekend weatherman, Craig Herrera, and his dog, Cooper, joined the event and worked out with us.

Here are a few photos of all the fun we had:

Craig Hererra of NBC 11, his dog Cooper, and Becky Williamson
Craig Hererra of NBC 11, his dog Cooper, and Becky Williamson

Doing pumpkin push ups at the Halloween boot camp in San Jose
"Princess Leia" and "Luke Skywalker" doing pumpkin push ups

Craig Herrera awards "Lucy" the award for best costume
Craig Herrera awards "Lucy" the award for best costume

Doing Pumpkin twists at Freaky Fat Loss 2010
Doing Pumpkin twists at Freaky Fat Loss 2010

Cooling down after the workout
Cooling down after the workout
The "Freaky Fat Loss 2010" gang

In addition to Whole Foods Market, the following local businesses generously donated items for our raffle:

• Leslie Steinberg, Independent Consultant with Pampered Chef

•  Connie Umbenhower

•  Kelly Cornell, Nutrition Consultant

• Pat Zahn, Creative Memories Consultant,

• Rozenhart Family Chiropractic

• Ana Maria Sanchez, Reiki Master Practitioner,

• Jenifer Klein, Independant Silpada Representative

• The Running Revolution,

• Athletic Performance,

• Georgianne Pillsbury, Registered Investment Adviser,

Thanks to our generous donors, Whole Foods Market, Craig Herrera and all our participants.

Let’s do it again next year!

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FREE Halloween Boot Camp in Willow Glen!

It’s that time of year again!

Time for the Freaky Fat Loss Workout for Charity!

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Saturday, October 30th at 10 am in Willow Glen

(St. Francis Episcopal Church–1205 Pine Ave., San Jose 95125)

So, gather some canned goods and  throw together a Halloween costume,  an uncarved pumpkin, an exercise mat and some water.

It’s time to come together as a community and gather food for the needy while you grab a FREE boot camp workout for yourself!

We’ll work out to spooky  music while we take you through a full body workout that includes pumpkin squats, pumpkin push ups and the all-time favorite:  pumpkin burpees!

You could be the lucky one to win the prize for BEST COSTUME!

Craig Herrera, the weekend weatherman at NBC 11, will be on hand to work out with us and to declare the winner of the Best Costume prize.

We’ll provide you with a great full body workout plus some awesome raffle prizes after the workout.

Whole Foods Market will be on hand with snacks and goodies after the workout as well!

If you’d like to grab a spot at this FREE boot camp workout in Willow Glen, click on the link below:


Last year at this event, we collected 150 pounds of food which we donated to The Second Harvest Food Bank.

This year our goal is 300 pounds of food!

Let’s get this party started!

Be there on October 30th to join in the fun.   You’ll do your body and the community some good.

Space is limited, so grab your spot now by clicking the link below!


Does Eating Healthy Cost More?

Although we’re all about working at at our boot camps in Campbell, San Jose and Los Gatos, we can’t really lose sight of the other key factor in getting results from your Bay Area boot camp experience.

If you’re trying to lose weight and tone up–NUTRITION MATTERS!

One of the biggest myths out there is the myth that eating healthy costs too much

Just the opposite… and I’ll prove it to you in three ways.

#1:  Cash

Here’s some sample figures courtesy of Scott Tousignant’s fitness blog…

:  2 medium size sweet potatoes $1 or… small fries from a fast food joint

:  2 red peppers $1 or… a can of soda from a vending machine

:  Bowl of oatmeal with fruit & protein powder $2 or… large bag of chips

:  6 Chicken Breasts $10 or… a sub combo from a fast food joint

:  18 eggs $3.50 or… a burger from a fast food joint

:  2 salmon fillets $15 or… large pizza

:  Loaded chicken salad (homemade) $3 or… bag of cookies

:  Large bag of oatmeal $3.50 or… 4 chocolate bars

Not much of a comparison, it is?

Yet the foods on the left would feed a family of two or more for 4-7 days.  The foods on the right? Probably 2-3 days, and you’d be feeling lousy (and bloated).

Tips to make the most expensive part of eating healthy — the cost of quality meats — go further include…

1. Use tofu fillers in chicken and beef recipes. Even if you hate tofu, you can barely taste the difference when combined properly.

2. Buy your meats in bulk online. You can find less expensive grass-fed beef and naturally-raised chicken and have it delivered to you if you live near a large city. If not, check the local farmers.

3. Eat beef and chicken only 3-4 times per week and use black beans with rice or inexpensive tuna for your other days. Try tuna cooked in a skillet with lots of veggies and some olive oil.

Jon Benson’s book The Every Other Day Dietplan ( has over 40 pages of recipes in it to help you eat healthy and cheap… and you can still eat out and consume your favorite foods several times per week.

#2:  Your Health

Do you find yourself buying new, larger clothes every year or two? Are you aware of what you spend with regard to health care costs associated with being just 20 pounds over your ideal weight, let alone more ?  Those blood pressure meds and anti-diabetic meds can begin to add up. How about the time you miss from work with excessive colds?

Eating healthy and taking care of your body adds years to your life, and for the record, the years eating poorly takes away from your life.

Want to add that to your food budget?

#3: The Big Picture

Anyone who has been fit knows the joy it brings… the freedom you feel from wearing whatever you want… the productivity you see from increased energy… the pace at which you move during the day.

Not only are these gifts priceless, but they are also massive cash-savers. Your productivity alone can add thousands to your bottom line each year, well off-setting any costs associated with eating quality food.

The Bottom Line…

Like any good accountant would suggest, you need to look at your ROI (return on in.vest.ment) if nothing else.

What does in a better body, greater health, and vibrant energy do for your life? How can that actually translate into more in.come AND less expense?

You will be surprised.



P.S.  If you want some tips on getting started with shedding that excess weight… go here for a short video… and prepare to take some notes! …

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A Calorie Incinerating, No Equipment Needed Workout!

This weekend’s workout comes at the request of Noelle, a member of the Campbell boot camp (who by the way, lost over 2% body fat at camp last month—Yay Noelle! ).  She wanted to make sure to get a good, no-equipment-needed workout in on vacation. So, Noelle, this workout should fit the bill! 

C’mon folks, lets burn some quick calories!

Becky’s 15/50 workout

After a 3-5 minute warm up activity of your choice, do the following exercises with little to no rest between exercises.

  • 50 high knee runs in place
  • 15 push ups (wall push ups or knee push ups are fine–do what you can do!)
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 15 dips
  • 50 quick feet taps (like you’re tapping a soccer ball with alternating feet really fast)
  • 15 burpees (or 15 alternating lunges if you can’t do burpees)

Rest 1 minute after completing this circuit and then repeat the circuit for 15-20 minutes.  

This is a short workout, but believe me,  you’ll be done at the end of 15-20 minutes!

Leave a comment below and let me know how many rounds of this workout you’re able to do in 15 or 20 minutes!


A couple of boot camp housekeeping items:

-Early bird discount for returning campers ends on Tuesday, June 23rd for Campbell and Willow Glen boot camps, and Wednesday, June 24th for Almaden boot camp.

-Also ending on June 23rd is the “Buy One, Get One FREE” special. This is a special deal that is not advertised at my website.  If you want to take advantage of it, please send an email to [email protected] requesting information, and I’ll tell you how to get the deal.

Times are tough, and money is tight for many folks.  With this deal, I’ve given you the ultimate economic stimulus–bring a friend and you both save BIG!!  Where else are you gonna get a full month of boot camp for about $8 a workout????

-As of this writing, the July Campbell boot camp is half full. Get your registration in soon if you want to attend this camp!

 Have a great weekend!