Long Beach Boot Camp Opens Downtown Location at The Pike
2013-08-12 · By Editor
Shannon Paul’s revolutionary Long Beach Boot Camp (LBBC) hosts a Grand Opening Celebration fitness party, introducing its new location at the Downtown Long Beach Pike Entertainment Center on Wednesday, August 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located directly in front of the Hyatt Hotel (formally Avia) on the grass, the festivities include two free hour-long workouts, starting at 5:30 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., along with free food and beverages, a DJ spinning live, and free raffle prizes from Runners High, Day Wellness, and Long Beach Boot Camp. Parking is free at the structure next to the Hyatt on Cedar and Bay St. (with validation from the boot camp instructors).
Why Long Beach Boot Camp
Shannon Paul, B.S. CPT, is the owner and founder of LBBC. Since 2005, Paul and her team have trained more than 3000 clients, improving their fitness, motivation, and self-confidence, who have collectively lost more than 10,000 pounds! Clients and press outlets alike give the program accolades. Paul’s unique approach to fitness has been featured on numerous television programs as well, including KTLA and Good Day Sacramento. Her dynamic method has changed the face of boot camp and fitness. Since starting seven years ago with 16 clients and one class time, LBBC has flourished and now boasts six nationally certified trainers and offers more than 40 classes a week. The popularity of the program has inspired growth into other cities as well, including Sacramento, Mission Viejo, and Rossmoor and has launched an international program in Australia.
Paul believes that fitness and wellness need to work together, and so her programs incorporate a Life.Body.Core. model. Paul states, “Whether you are a beginner, weekend warrior, or an athlete, Long Beach Boot Camp will get you off the couch and improving not only your fitness but your entire well being.”
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about one third of U.S. adults are obese and 17% or 12.5 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. Obesity is a major factor in diabetes and heart disease, which are the leading causes of death in the U.S.
In addition to offering safe and effective group fitness for athletes and newcomers alike, LBBC offers personal training, a nutritional weight loss program called Whole Body Wellness, an Accountability Coaching program, in-home Pantry Raids for those serious about good health, and a Boot Camp Yoga fusion class called BOGA that combines the strength of boot camp and the flexibility and breath of yoga.
Paul’s method works because she and her trainers are different. They are not drill sergeants — they are there to motivate and inspire success. They focus on camaraderie, non-competition, injury prevention, challenge, heart, teamwork, change and are results-driven without the intimidation. Their motto “go at your own pace” allows all levels to work together towards a common goal. Paul states, “you will feel like part of a team, as you become the stronger and healthier version of you.”
The LBCC Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, August 14 is open to the public and free. For more information call 562.343.5230 or go to www.LongBeachBootCamp.com.