I once read on foursquare 'Take a class with Tina and she will change your life'. It's true.
I've always been a gym rat but I was getting bored with the same routine so one day I decided to take Ultimate Conditioning with Tina Thompson. I didn't know what to expect so it was kinda scary. I made sure I was allllll the way in the back of the class...hopefully Tina will not notice the new chick in the back. Boy, was I wrong! She called me out not too long after lol.
The music is fast and furious just like Tina's work outs. The class starts out with stretching then we immediately go into cardio...intense cardio. Tina combines plyometrics, strength, conditioning and dance choreography. Expect a lot of running in place, squats, jumps, jump squats, lunges, kicks, jumping jacks with the body bar or weights and dance choreography. Expect repetition, A LOT of it.
In the moments when we are repeating the moves over and over and my sweat is flying everywhere I go into some kind of crazy fitness trance.
I have been working out for several years however after I started taking Tina's classes I noticed a significant difference in my body. I am more toned, especially my legs and arms and my endurance is at the best that its ever been. By the end of class I feel like I lost a ton of weight, not just physically but also mentally. I leave Tina's class de-stressed from the week. This is my kind of therapy!
Tina's class is not for the weak heart-ed. Tina will call you out just like a great coach will.
Simply, life changing. I honestly was super hesitant about attending any kind of fitness camp/gym and considered myself healthy and fit... boy was I surprised. My mind and body were pushed in ways I didn't think were possible and I walked away from the experience refreshed (and sore!) along with a renewed outlook on my personal fitness, the empowerment and encouragement I needed to meet my fitness and personal goals and a mentor I never expected to find. Tin Thompson is a triumphant expert in her field who will push you to your limits and build you up along the way. If you attend, get ready to shed lots of sweat, negative energy and walk away feeling like you can take on the world. I've been eternally thankful to Tina for pushing me and helping me realize what I am truly capable of.
Fit Camp was a special experience I hope to repeat yearly! I left firmer, stronger with a new view on health! Tina is the most supportive instructor (cum life coach at times) I have ever encountered. Throughout interval training and dance fitness, she was also giving guidance for life. Her energy permeates the fitness camp and the energy of fellow students Quite Supportive!! Planning on going to many other fitness camps in the future!!
Tina Thompson's Fit Camp is a life-changing experience. It not only tests you physically, but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Mrs. Thompson has a unique, holistic approach to working out, encompassing mind, body, and spirit--the only path to true fitness. She welcomes all shapes, sizes, exercise backgrounds (or lack thereof), and ensures nobody feels out of place. Attending her camp, you quickly are made to feel like you're part of a big family. Don't for one minute think you're not going to quite literally be working your behind off, though! We're talking early morning wake up calls, and a WHOLE LOT of hours sweating your life away. Conquering a fit camp with Tina Thompson makes you feel like you can conquer anything in life--which is an amazing feeling. I can't imagine a year without going to this extraordinary camp!
GIFT OF Fit camp:
"Tina Thompson lets you step into the most challenging physical workout of your life. She is an inspiration, motivator and brillant as a future way to view fitness. She gets into your heart, mind, spirit and soul. If you have that fire and passion she will ignite it for you".- Samantha Mostaccio
"I have gone to FIT CAMP for the past two years and each time it has been an enlightening, beautiful, fun-filled, one of a kind experience. There isn’t a price that can be placed on the journey Fit Camp takes you on. Not only do you get to know your friends even better, and make new ones, you learn a lot about yourself. I know I am not alone in saying that I am eternally grateful that Ms. Tina Thompson finds the time each year to organize such an amazing event despite her busy schedule and does so with passion and love....
Fit Camp is really a gift from her to us. Each year, I feel that I have left Fit Camp a stronger person mentally and physically. You are pushed so far beyond your comfort zone but at the same time you are having the best time of your life with wonderful people. There is no way you can leave Fit Camp without feeling anew or not gaining something positive. It is truly an amazing experience. Thank you Ms. Tina!"- AMY SALL.
I hope that this email finds you well. As a reminder, I'm from your Thursday cardio class First and foremost, I want to tell you how much of an inspiration and positive influence you have been for me since joining Crunch. From the very first workout, I have had a feeling that you will have a very strong impact on me. In the past, I have had problems remaining consistent with the gym. As a former high school & college athlete (soccer, basketball and lacrosse), I found the gym to get boring even after a couple of weeks. When I'm in your class, I don't feel like I'm at the "gym". I honestly feel like I'm just in a room, doing something wonderful for myself, in the company of really amazing people. I actually LOOK FORWARD to your class on Thursdays. I want to thank you for changing my mindset about physical well-being. I know that I still have a ways to go before reaching all of my goals, but I am so grateful that you have given me the foundation to help steer me in the right direction. I truly think that meeting you has been life-changing.