Whitney Nolan, 25

About This Project

“I Felt Toned, Strong, and Best of All, Confident in Front of the Camera.” 

“When I first met Joe, and found out about his fitness program for brides I was about 4 months away from my wedding day and more than 20 pounds overweight.


After functioning at a relatively high level of fitness for most of my life, I thought I knew what it took to get in shape; but for the preceding year, I had struggled more than ever to meet my fitness goals due to my stress-level, lack of sleep, and losing my self-esteem.  At this time of my life I was dealing with working full time at a high stress job, completing my Masters thesis (which turned out to be the project that would never end), and single-handedly planning a wedding for 150+ guests.


Needless to say, the pressure was on, and I barely had time or energy to make it to my wedding-related appointments, much less, to work out, eat healthy, and exercise the level of self-care I needed in order to feel like the “real me” again.   I had nearly given up, and feared that on the most important day of my life, I would feel heavy, unconfident, and disappointed in myself.  Or so I thought…


As a last resort, in late-January, I gave Joe a call.  Even after one conversation, I immediately felt like someone believed in me, cared about my goals, and wanted to partner with me to achieve them.  It felt like a weight was suddenly lifted off my shoulders and that my fitness was one less thing I would have to worry about.  As a lifetime runner, I was a little nervous at first that the workouts wouldn’t measure up to what I was used to, but I can say with sincerity, that I couldn’t have been more wrong!


After one session, I was addicted.  The workouts are high-intensity, team driven, and make you feel like you can conquer the world.  I began attending 3-4 days a week because I couldn’t get enough.  Joe’s workouts quickly became the highlight of my day and a cornerstone in my life.  Once I began, I started to sleep better, feel less stressed, and gain my confidence back.  Even after months of attending regularly, the trainers always found new ways to challenge my fitness level so I would wake up feeling sore the next day, which to me means progress!!


Better yet, the weight started to fall off right away. Joe helped me put together a diet plan, and even sent me encouraging texts to stay on track.  You can’t buy that kind of support just anywhere!  But the thing that impressed me the most was my metabolism. Once I had put in a few weeks with Joe, it felt like my body literally destroyed everything I ate.  The muscle toned I had gained was making a real difference, not only to my outside appearance, but to the inside of my body as well.  There were even weekends where I would go out with my roommates for the unhealthiest of food and drinks, and I would still lose weight!


The biggest reward came in the weeks before my wedding, when I went to try on my wedding dress for the first time since I purchased it in December.  My dress was a corset-back so the ladies at the boutique had told me that even if I did lose weight, we wouldn’t need to alter it.  To my surprise, they were wrong!  It had to be taken in several inches in order for it to fit properly.  Within the next two weeks I lost a couple more pounds bringing my total weight loss to 18 pounds in about 4 months.  I felt toned, strong, and best of all, confident in front of the camera.  Even my wedding photographer commented on how good my arms looked in the strapless dress! On my wedding day, people said to me “This is the most beautiful I have ever seen you look.” What a compliment!


My results from Joe’s boot camp empowered me to experience my wedding day to the very fullest. For the first time in a long time I could feel my complete real self through because I felt truly good about myself.


To any bride who wants to look confident on her special day, I would say wedding planning is not easy and your wedding day can bring enough stresses of its own. But imagine walking down the isle, taking those once-in-a-lifetime photographs and dancing the night away feeling confident…feeling light, lean and standing strong as you experience the most important day of your life. That is what Joe and his team will help you do! As you work with a trainer who really cares and who will challenge your limits to help you reach your true potential, I would higly recommend giving Joe a call. I promise, you won’t regret it.”

Whitney Nolan, 25
Colorado Springs