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Get Fit Once and For All

They’re all losers. And they’re proud of it.

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2010

This group of losers is proud to have lost pounds and inches by ­participating in Owasso Adventure Boot Camp.

They’re all losers. And they’re proud of it. It is a group of women who have lost pounds and inches by participating in Owasso Adventure Boot Camp. They each started the program with different motivations, but now they all share the feeling of looking and feeling better.

“This saved my life,” says Sherri Crockett, who lost 22 pounds and 18 inches in just three months. Sherri talks about her health problems, all of her medications and the shortness of breath that left her gasping as she walked from her car to her front door. “I thought I had a death sentence,” she says. “But now I can outrun just about anybody here.” And Sherri has said goodbye to her medications. Her medical statistics are all normal.

Karen Smith wants to get in shape for her daughter’s wedding in May. In four months, she has lost 12 pounds and slimmed down two full jeans sizes. “I couldn’t do two jumping jacks when I started,” she recalls. “Now I can do 50 with no problem.”

The fact that the women have seen great results is no surprise to Amanda Harwood, Owasso Adventure Boot Camp director and certified personal fitness trainer, whose credentials include working with Dallas Cowboys two-time Super Bowl champion Tony Casillas. Amanda is a coach. She’s a cheerleader. She’s a drill sergeant. She is passionate about helping you get fit and stay fit for life. Amanda wholeheartedly believes this is the most important fitness program the ladies will ever encounter in their lives, and the best way to get wonderful results.

Adam and Amanda Harwood, certified personal fitness trainers, will help you achieve your fitness goals.

The outdoor program is an intense regimen loosely based on the boot camp the U.S. Army uses to keep recruits in shape. It consists of one-hour workouts five days a week for four weeks. In each session the 30 or more ladies run, kick, jump, twist, lunge, push up, sit up and stretch, burning as many as 600 calories during the hour. Exercises are designed specifically for women to firm the butt and thighs, flatten the stomach, reduce body fat and inches, and increase strength and stamina.

For most of the ladies, the hardest part of getting started was arriving at the parking lot at Friendship Baptist Church at 5:30 a.m. Some say they had to really talk themselves into getting out of bed the first week. Add sore muscles, and why would anyone continue the program? Because it works.  

Participants began seeing results in a short time. And they’re inspired and supported each day by others who have been there and done that. They share tips on nutrition – a big part of the program – and first-hand advice on how to break bad eating habits and replace them with new and healthy choices.

If you’re serious about taking off extra holiday pounds and getting into shape, check out Owasso Adventure Boot Camp. You’ll have the benefit of personal training – at a fraction of the one-on-one cost – along with the fun of sharing each other’s successes.

Owasso Adventure Boot Camp is a five-day program, Monday through Friday. There is also a three-day option. Enrollment includes a nutrition seminar, T-shirt, and before and after assessments. The boot camp meets in the parking lot at Friendship Baptist Church, 14100 E. 86th St. N. In case of bad weather, camp moves indoors. A new camp begins the first of each month.

Amanda’s husband, Adam, leads another Adventure Boot Camp at Park Elementary School in Broken Arrow. His number is (918) 688-4019. A third location will begin soon in midtown Tulsa. Call Amanda at (918) 688-0110 for costs and information. Or ­visit their ­website at ­

For more information, contact

Owasso Adventure Boot Camp

(918) 688-0110

Broken Arrow Adventure Boot Camp

(918) 688-4019

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About Author Deanna Rebro

Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.

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