Mike Janetakos is walking success story for Barry’s Bootcamp and how it has literally changed his life! Here he talks about his first experience with Barry’s Boot camp
“I was a month and a half into my weight loss journey and starting to get bored from my workouts when I saw a sign go up for Barry’s Bootcamp in Boston. I walked by the building every day, wondering what it was and when it was opening. Finally, at the end of September, I signed up for classes not knowing what to expect (other than a few video clips online). I was looking for something challenging, yet engaging (can you tell I am in HR?). My first class was with Noah and I thought I was going to collapse. I remember thinking, “What the hell did I get myself into for 30 classes?!” I left the class barely able to walk! I was not prepared for that kind of intensity. I went back the following week after a 6 day break and haven’t looked back since”
How his experience has change his life
“What I love most about the classes is that they are always different. The treadmill and floor sessions constantly challenge you. When I first started, I could only do 4-6 pushups in 1 minute. Now I can do 34! My plank before was only about 6 seconds — now about 45 seconds. I could barely sprint at a 7.0 when I started and now I can do 30-35 second sprints at a 12.5 without holding to the treadmill in most cases. These changes continue to drive me to succeed. Diamond push-ups were my pitfall. I could not even do one at the beginning. Now I can do about 7 diamond push-ups in about minute. It’s a work in progress, but a huge leap for me!
Barry’s Bootcamp Boston has become a positive addiction in my life. I enjoy seeing all of the friendly staff every time I visit and love talking to all of the bootcampers I have become friendly with. I look forward to the continued challenges and changes to my body in the journey ahead.
I am excited about my appearance for the first time in many years. What satisfies me most and keeps me engaged, is the progress I have made and how people have noticed the success. My parents are thrilled at how far I have come and are happy that I am on a path of improving my health and wellness. My peers at Barry’s have also noticed. People I have never had conversations with have come up to me and said, “Wow! You look great! What a change!” When a complete stranger says this, it makes me feel good and makes me want to keep going even more.”
Thanks for the feedback Mike! I think everyone loves to read about such a huge success like yours and how this can only make you and your life better!