With a strong presence in the weight room, Brian Gaputis never considered himself out of shape. That is until he attended Body By Boris boot camp.
“It was truly eye opening my first day when I realized that I couldn’t even come close to keeping up with some of the other people who had been doing the program for a few months,” Brian said.
Brian said the workout was so intense; he almost quit and walked away on his first day.
“The only thing that prevented me from doing that was saving myself the embarrassment of looking like a total wuss in front of all the cute girls,” Brian said.
Brian realized that all the work he had done prior was not really making him fit, and group fitness would be inky way to really get a good workout and get in shape.
Body By Boris ignited a passion for group fitness in Brian.
“Just realizing how much I looked forward to going to boot camp each day made it easy to see that this was truly something that I loved doing and was passionate about,” Brian said.
Brian now works as a personal trainer at Body By Boris, and just received a degree from UF in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, with hope to further his career in fitness and training.
Brian said his advice for future group participants is to just jump in and try it.
“I thought I had nothing to lose and that one simple decision to just get my butt out there and try it truly changed my life,” Brian said.
Brian said the opportunity to make friends along the way has made his group fitness experience really come full circle.
“You will make some of the best friends you might never have had as well as push yourself harder than you ever would,” Brian said, “You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so get after it.”