Prior to owning Manteca and Turlock Fit Body Boot Camps, I sold real estate, both residential and commercial. When the real estate market crashed hard in the Central Valley of California in 2008, my income crashed with it. I went from $160,000 one year to $6,000 the next. At one point, I was so hopeless that I tried to get a temporary job to get by in the short run. The problem would always arise when an interviewer would inevitably ask, “So, what happens when the market comes back?” I couldn’t lie. I would say, “I’m going back to real estate.” It’s no surprise that I wasn’t hired anywhere! Looking back, it was for the best, as it forced me to think outside of the box. My daughter was young at the time, and still in need of someone to drive her to back-to-back soccer and volleyball practices. I was happy to fill that role, but this meant I had to tighten my belt even further. That forced me to figure out some innovative ways to make money to feed my daughter and fill the car with gas.
I spent the next six months calling every bank I could think of to list foreclosed property for. I’m still waiting for those listings today! One evening, I broke down. I was working as hard as I could, but I wasn’t seeing any fruit from my labor. The only thing I knew to do was pray. I knelt in my living room and prayed for what seemed to be an hour or more. As soon my “Amen” left my lips, a familiar *ding* sounded from my laptop’s mailbox. The email I had just received mere seconds after my prayer advertised a seminar course for short sales. I attended the seminar, dropping $1,500 on a training course. It was truly a gift from God. Over the next 3+ years, I closed nearly 140 short sales for homeowners struggling to make ends meet, desperate to be relieved of their crushing debt. The work was hard, but the moment a property closed, the relief that flooded into my clients’ eyes made it all worth it. I loved that feeling! What I didn’t love, however, was spending my entire day getting lied to by banks, being stuck in a chair all day while doing so. I was getting fat and out of shape. That’s when I found Fit Body Boot Camp.
I began starting my mornings with a 5:30 AM session at Modesto Fit Body Boot Camp, got my daughter involved, and made it a part of our daily lives. Over time, I went from 235 pounds to 195 pounds I felt like a teenager again. After a couple years getting to know the culture and atmosphere of Fit Body, my daughter got a part-time job at Modesto FBBC. Around this time, I was getting more and more irritated with real estate. Spending every day of your life getting lied to by banks will take a toll on your patience. I became increasingly short and angry on the phone. My passion for helping people was being fulfilled in short sales, but I had to find something more positive to be involved with.
One day, I was speaking with my daughter about business options to escape the drudgery of short sales. Matter-of-factly, she asked, “If we love FBBC, why not open a Fit Body Boot Camp?” Sometimes, children just speak the truth!
During my time working out at Modesto Fit Body Boot Camp, I witnessed woman and man alike, one after the other, melt fat, tone muscles, and reach their fitness goals. After speaking with my daughter, I wanted to be a bigger part of that. I called FBBC HQ the next day!
After three short years of owning a couple Fit Body Boot Camps, I am more in love with helping people than ever before! Being a part of a life-changing experience in the lives of so many people is truly gratifying. Dozens of our clients have lost over 30 pounds by following our formula; our locations have even helped clients lose up to 110 pounds! Even though our clients are seeing great results, we know we can always do better for them. Every day, we work to improve our programs, including more effective accountability coaching, specialized meal planning, creating motivating six-week challenges, and building unending arrays of workouts that burn maximum calories at minimal risk of injury.
If you live anywhere near Manteca or Turlock Fit Body Boot Camps, come by and experience the best fitness facilities in the Central Valley of California!