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Kim "Zoot" Holmes Huntsville, AL

Joe is both professional and personable. He works hard to help meet your goals in the fitness arena. He provides more than just a great workout in his camps. He offers cooking tips, lifestyle changes, and daily motivation. He is like no other trainer in the community. He is completly devoted. What sets joe above eveyone else that I have trained with is his desire to give back to those in the community. I have teamed with joe on a couple of big charity events and he puts just as much energy, time, and money into the community as he does his fitness programs.
Karen Cole Huntsville, AL

Joe has established a unique fitness program focused on helping women achieve their weight loss goals. Joe's knowledge about fitness and nutrition, his positive attitude, the flexibility he has allowed in the program, the variety of exercises he brings each day - all combine to produce a great program with great results no matter the individual's fitness level.
Gayli Craver

Joe Martin has been a life saver. He provided not only invaluable physical rehab for my shoulder injury but also assisted with innovative and effective strength training over the past 12 months. His boot camps are great fun too. He is undeniably motivational and I would highly recommend Joe as a trainer, coach, and fitness instructor.
Shelley Higgins Madison, AL

I have been a client now of Joe's off and on for a year and a half and I am about to sign up for a full year of camps. If that doesn't speak volumes I am not sure what does. Joe's bootcamp provides you with a variety of workouts each week so that you never get bored! Joe is there for you not only during your 1 hour a day of bootcamp but around the clock. He has never been too busy to answer questions about what I can do to improve my nutrient, adding in a little additional exercise or anything else I should be doing to see the results I want to get. Now if I could only follow them better :) He does his part to make me healthier and to motivate me to do that!
Karen Hayne Huntsville, AL

I saw great physical results while working out with Joe in Boot Camp. But the greatest benefit was his positive attitude, sense of humor and ability to motivate us without our realizing it! He's a great trainer!
Brenda Conville Harvest, AL

Joe is caring and committed to meeting the needs of each of his clients. His methods are creative and challenging regardless of the individual's level of fitness.
Retha Tallent Huntsville, AL

Joe simply ROCKS! He is an amazing trainer and has extensive knowledge on fitness and nutrition. He is an awesome instructor who cares about each of his clients. I highly recommend his classes to anyone willing to put forth the effort into helping themselves physically. I wish him much success!
Alicia Casteel Huntsville, AL

Joe is an excellent fitness trainer with a product (Adventure Boot Camps) that caters to any level of fitness and takes its participants to the next level. He motivates gently and effectively, using his extensive knowledge and personable humor to get the results you are looking for!
Tammy Beasley RD, CSSD, CEDRD , Huntsville, AL Rev It Up Fitness

I’ve suffered for years with severe depression/anxiety and chronic insomnia. In less than four weeks boot camp did more for these problems than years of medication and therapy. It was such an improvement that I signed up for another boot camp five days a week after only a couple of weeks in! I feel better physically and mentally than I have in my entire life. I can tell a huge difference in my goals: being able to run agility courses with my dogs and keeping up with my 1 1/2 year old toddler. This is probably the best money I’ve ever spent on myself. Kudos to Joe for making a former couch potato believe exercise is fun!
Stacey Stone, Huntsville AL

2010 has been quite a year!  I have completed 3 half-marathons and have trained for and  planning on running the Rocket City Marathon in a couple of weeks!  I still attribute it to your Bootcamp inspiration!!  You do a great job and I love your daily emails! 
Amy Smith, Huntsville AL

This has been a good experience for me. As a mature(elderly, 70 yr old, senior, oldest camper- whatever terminology you choose) adult, I needed a challenge to get fit again. I have lost 10 pounds and some inches, the clothes are less tight, I can jump rope again, do some pushups and, in general ,feel better and have more confidence. Some agility is returning and I have less stress. These sessions have provided me an outlet to relieve stress and tension and provided me with some time for myself. The good natured banter among campers and trainer is light hearted and fun in a non-threatening atmosphere. Joe is a "natural" in his job.
Betty Kellogg, Huntsville, AL

This is the only exercise program I have been able to stay with for more than a few days. It's effective and never boring. I'm able to self determine the level of exertion WHILE being motivated to push harder than I normally would. It is addicting!!
Sherri Griswold, Huntsville, AL

This is one of the most rewarding adventures I've done for ME! Because of my instructor Joe his encouragement, guidance, and oh yes jokes of the day I will be returning to the next camp. It has been a great adventure for me and I know it is one that has changed my life for the better.
Vickie Carmosino, Huntsville, AL

This fitness and weight loss program is honestly the best gift I have given myself. It is motivating, stimulating and challengingeverything my old routine lacked. It jumpstarts my day and I have met a wonderful group of women from all walks of life. I receive dedicated personal instruction - I couldn’t ask for anything more in an exercise program. You need to do this for yourself.
Kristin Daniels

I'm so pleased with how far I've come.  When I began I never dreamed I would return to this level of fitness.  I really thought after turning 60 I was "too old" and "too far gone" to get it back.  I'm so, so grateful.  And losing 60 pounds is nothing to sneeze at.  In fact, it makes sneezing much easier.  When i realized how overweight I was, the thought of losing that much weight was overwhelming.  I'm very happy.  A toast to celebrate!

Susan Phelan

I was completely bored with exercising. I have exercised my whole life and needed a change. It's great to be excited about my workout program again. I'm beginning by 3rd camp soon!
Pat Beckman, age 68

The Adventure Boot Camp is simply the best! I particularly like the variety of activities and the sense of fun that's built into the program. I really felt like I was getting the maximum benefit out of the program. I highly recommend the program to anyone wanting to improve their fitness and overall health. 
Linda Landers

I have to admit I was a little skeptical about something entitled "Boot Camp". I envisioned a lot of yelling and not the most nurturing environment. However, since day one of camp, I have been nothing but thrilled to wake up and hang out with my newly acquainted friends. After two camps, I have learned so many new exercises that have stirred muscles I didn't know I had! The biggest change for me has occurred in my arms, hips and abs. I feel so much leaner and firm. I'm into a size 4 and my energy level has seen a significant boost. So, whether it's interval training with weights or yoga and Pilates, I look forward to every morning's new adventure.
Lisa M.

Wow! What can I say about Boot Camp. I can say so much I don't know where to begin. I am 32 years old and have tried many different things to try and get myself into shape. Including working out with a personal trainer that cost me ALOT of money and just ended up hurting my knees. When I thought about doing Boot Camp the idea of getting up to workout at 5:30 in the morning freaked me out a little. Well, I am currently involved in my second camp. After the first 4 week camp I noticed a difference in my body composition that I never had prior. I have never really had a weight problem, yet was never really toned either. My legs and butt were on the flabby side, and as I get older I noticed it getting worse. Right now I feel so good in my clothes - I can't believe it. People have noticed a change in my body. My hips had started getting little fat pockets on the sides and those are GONE! I am amazed at the results of the training that John gives us. Getting up and working out at 5:30 has been easy to adjust to and believe it or not, I have lots of energy throughout the day. I Love Camp and John Ellis is one of the nicest guys I know. He is not your typical arrogant personal trainer type guy. He is awesome. He is so knowledgeable and so helpful in the morning to everyone in the camp. I can't say enough good things about him. I I love camp and I love what is happening to my body as a result of it!

Thank you for the dedication to all of us! You are awesome!
Lisa Gray

In February of this year, I started my first boot camp with John Ellis, I must say I was a bit unsure of my strength and abilities. Could I even keep up? Boot Camp? I've been there before! In 1988 I left the United States Marine Corps after serving eight years and being in the best shape of my life. Now, I'm a 47 year old female, 50 pounds overweight and in the worst shape of my life. I allowed allowed the corporate demons to suck up my soul for the past 12 years. I have tried every diet in the book from Weight Watchers, Fit For Life, drugs and personal training - unsuccessfully. Now it was time for a rebirth and I knew boot camp would do it. But could I handle it 22 years later when waking up at 0430 is a challenge in itself . Well John Ellis makes sure everyone at camp finds their personal success as he lifts our spirits and demands that each of us embrace our personal strength to the best of our abilities. As this was accomplished so was a gradual physical, emotionaltal transformation. Now while attending my third boot camp, I am stronger, healthier, with noticeable increased energy levels and have dropped one dress size. I have achieved my personal goals and much more . My weight, I no longer worry about because I feel too good to be preoccupied my with negative thoughts. This is truly a life changing experience and if your ready for the commitment, join the journey, come aboard. If not, stay home and sleep your way through life! I did it for 12 years. :-) !!

Sempre Fi 
Pat Ortegel

I have been away from a fitness lifestyle for years. I replaced fitness for watching my bottom lines grow. I saw John's ad and was compelled to act for two reasons: #1: it didn't sound like a sissy camp. #2: I had no time management rationalizations to use against exercising locally from 5:30-6:30am, a time slot previously reserved for snoring. What is the result? I have more energy and I am proud of myself for getting something started. I did not choose this program because of John's extensive credentials. Now that I have done this for two weeks, I know that it is his expertise at working different muscle groups every day & incorporating different exercises that has made the workout difficult, and yet possible for me. The variety keeps it fresh and makes it a total body workout. I would highly recommend this program for anyone seeking to rekindle their love for a fitness lifestyle.
Melinda, Coto de Caza

I arrived at boot camp overweight and out of shape - a true couch potato who loved food and hated exercise. But, I knew it was time for a change and John's boot camp sounded like just the cure. What I was really looking for was something to jump start me into better fitness and eating habits. What could be better than four weeks of intense fitness training with other women under the guidance of an experienced trainer? And the classes were great! The variety of activities and pace of the class made the hour fly by each day. Don't get me wrong, it was a lot of hard work. John pushed me harder than I would ever push myself working out alone. But he also allowed for the individual abilities of each participant. It didn't matter that I was the slowest or the weakest. What matters is that I worked at and improved at everything. And the results are impressive. During the four weeks, I lost eight pounds. I lost two inches each around my chest, waist, and hips. I also lost over one inch on each arm and leg. I improved my one mile run time by 10%. Plus, I have more energy than ever. Best of all, it has given me just the boost I was looking to attain. I'm now eating better, sleeping better, and exercising regularly. I have the hope and belief that I can continue my new fitness habits and my journey to a leaner and healthier me. And I'm looking forward to returning to future boot camps to challenge myself again.

Diana, RSM

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