When I started working out my goal was to tone up my body. Well, I got a lot more than that. Thanks to Jeremy I now have a better understanding of how to take care of my body. After just two months of working out I lost 17 1/4 inches all over my body. Then I found out that my husband and I were pregnant!! I was so excited but I didn't want to stop working out. Jeremy then brushed up on his pregnancy training skills and called me in for a meeting. Together with my doctor, Jeremy set up a exercise plan for me. I was so impressed by how professional and genuinely concerned he was about my safety and the safety of my baby. With the help of Jeremy, so far I have had a easy and healthy pregnancy. I hope after the baby I will be able to come back so he can help me take off my "baby weight".
- Maren Suydam Weil
I've only been coming to STL Torched Fitness for a little over a month, and already I've seen huge improvements in my fitness! My clothes are fitting much more loosely now, and I have so much energy. It's so neat to hear my family and friends tell me they can tell a big difference in my shape!
I love how Jeremy has the class set up--- we get into stations and rotate activities, doing all kinds of challenging exercises. And since we get into small groups, I've met a lot of cool new people here. It's a really fun and encouraging environment.
If you're looking to tone up and drop inches, you will love this class!
- Julie H.
Everything about this program rocks! I'll be honest I was a groupon boot camp hopper, jumping from one boot camp or fitness class to the next as soon as the groupon or livingsocial ran out, and I actually had another one to go after this one, but I liked this one so much that I stayed and don't plan on ever going to that other one.
It's at this really cool gymnastics center in Webster, so there are all kinds of fun toys like bars, rings, mats, trampolines, and even a foam pit! And Jeremy mixes it up all the time and makes use of all of them in the workouts.
Speaking of Jeremy, I don't know of a more fun and knowledgeable trainer anywhere! He loves getting people going toward better fitness, and knows how to taylor to both beginners or more advanced people, or if you have a particular issue he will work with you on it and help you figure out a plan of action. He's been in the fitness business for a while and seems to really know what he's doing.
Plus the people are all great and that makes it all the more fun.
- Scott S.
You hear about so many different "Boot Camp" classes out there that it makes me wonder if they are effective or just gimmicks. Personally, I don't need some former drill sergeant screaming in my face in order for me to get in shape. There's something to be said for hard work AND positive reinforcement and that's what you get from Jeremy at STL Torched Fitness.
I originally bought a livingsocial deal to try out the Boot Camp, because I wanted to tone my body up after some recent weight loss and have now been with STL Torched Fitness for over 4 months. I had gotten to a point where running and working out alone was not giving me the final results I wanted. Jeremy and STL Torched Fitness gave me the results I was looking for and I have lost 15 pounds and 2 dress sizes since I started. My clothes are fitting better, my energy and stamina are way up, my muscles are tighter and stronger then they have ever been. The workouts are fantastic, targeting all muscles, giving a full body workout. Also, you never get bored. Jeremy introduces new things weekly to make it fun. You also learn how to improve your eating, get fitness tips, discuss goals, and learn to lead a healthier lifestyle overall. The workouts are great for people at varying fitness levels. You can be a beginner, and Jeremy will help you modify the workouts for maximum results, or you can be a fitness guru and still get an amazing workout!
I would recommend this class to anyone!
- Colleen B.
I’d like to put in my two cents about Jeremy’s Torched Fitness Boot Camp. I’m 69 and was terrified of the exercises I would have to do. Could I survive? Well, the first few days weren’t easy but gradually I got better and better. Jeremy was kind to me but pushed me to do more and more. That’s really the only way you can get more physically fit. Would like to say that I notice when biking that I can get up hills a lot easier than before. In addition, my arms are a lot stronger. Balance is a big issue for seniors and I feel more confident in all situations. The classes are a lot of fun once you get acclimated and it’s a real confidence booster to feel yourself getting stronger. I’m amazed what I can do at my age. People should not stop exercising when they reach their 60’s. Fitness is forever. Jeremy tailors your exercises to what is doable and sane. In fact, I’m leaving town for a month or two and he has helped me put together a plan to keep up my fitness level so that I don’t go back to the way I was. I plan on returning when I get back.
Jeremy is very knowledgeable about the human body and the correct way to do exercises. Without supervision you could be doing them wrong and hurting your body. Having him there keeps you doing it right.
I had talked about losing weight and getting back into shape for years. Every year was "the year" I was going to drop 20 pounds. Then on Christmas I found a Living Social certificate in my stocking for a six week total body challenge. Ok, so I wasn't exactly excited about it. The thought of getting up for a 5:30 a.m. "boot camp" didn't fill me with joy. And it was probably going to be filled with serious athletes who would scoff at my attempts to keep up. And weren't boot camps where they whip young men 20 years my junior into shape? How could I expect to make it through one of those?
So I decided I would try it for one day. My wife had paid money for it after all, I could at least see what it was like. If it was as difficult as I thought then I wouldn't go back. I said that every weekday for about two weeks. After 3 months of it I had my wife join me. I've been going for almost seven months at this point.
The classes are great (don't interpret great as easy). Jeremy does a good job of keeping the "veterans" working hard while not making it too overwhelming for the newbies. The people are friendly, and no one is just ripping through the exercises like it's no big deal. The exercises vary daily and Jeremy does a good job of not using any one exercise too often. You definitely aren't going to come into a class thinking you are going to do the "same ol' stuff" you did last time.
We had talked about getting back in shape and losing some weight for years. I literally had not worked out since before I was pregnant with our oldest back in 2006. On a whim I bought a Living Social deal for a six week Total Body Challenge and put it in my husband's Christmas stocking. Oh the look on his face! It was worth the cost just for that right there.
He had several legitimate worries, so we had an agreement - just try it and if he didn't like it, he could stop. Six weeks later he didn't want to stop.
In April he asked me to do a six week challenge as a birthday gift. Boy did we ever raise the bar on romantic gifts this year. After a few days my body was freaking out. I was sore. Everywhere. I gained a new appreciation for the expression "bone tired," and I was so hungry. Here is a painful gift of Torched Fitness, you learn where you are weak and then Jeremy diligently starts making your weaknesses into new strength. I learned that I was eating too little real food, relying on sugar and caffeine to get me through. I thought I was active "enough" and in shape "enough" from walks to the park and chasing around two young boys. But I couldn't even do a push-up. I could hardly hold myself in a plank position. A Russian-Twist - forget about it.
From Day 1 of the six week challenge Jeremy was encouraging and upbeat. So long as you tried and did the exercises as long as you could he was your biggest cheerleader. The atmosphere in the classes is positive and challenging. I think that rather than breeding competition, we are building camaraderie and friendship. And at the end of my six week challenge I was stronger, I had more energy, I felt great and it has been completely worth it. If I can do this, so can you.
I was collegiate athlete and now spend my days helping people recover from their injuries as a healthcare professional. You would make the assumption that fitness would come easy to me. However it proved to be just the opposite. My days are often long and stress filled; worrying about my patients, the daily grind of healthcare and staying in front of the paperwork forming mountains around me. Needless to say…… I often put myself last. I kept telling myself tomorrow… tomorrow will be the day that I start doing something for me; I felt like a broken record…. Tomorrow…. No tomorrow…..
Finally I did it; with some encouragement from a close friend I decided to check out STL Torched Fitness. From the very start I found it awesome that there was someone out there that was willing to get up long before the sun comes up to help others work towards their fitness goals. With a schedule like mine the 5:30 boot camp worked perfectly for both my husband and I. From day one I knew this was something that was going to be perfect for me. Jeremy is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to ALL areas of fitness. He took the time to address my personal needs and makes it feel like it is almost a personal training session each day. Every day is a new challenge; pushing myself further than I ever dreamed of going. I can now do exercises that I never dreamed I would be able to. Not to mention I am almost 15 pounds lighter and 2 sizes smaller. I would highly recommend Jeremy and STL Torched Fitness to anyone and everyone; no matter where your starting point is Jeremy will help you achieve your goals!!