Boot camp is back in Waterville Valley and it’s being led by certified personal trainer David Lheureux on Saturday mornings from 8-9 a.m. at the Recreation Department.
David grew up in Thornton and recently returned to the area. He’s excited to share his love of exercise and fitness with Waterville Valley residents and visitors. David’s boot camp incorporates functional movements, calisthenics, resistance tubing, boxes, ropes and more. Boot camp has been held indoors at the Recreation Department, but David plans on taking it outside to Packard Field starting in July.
I caught up with David a couple of days ago. He told me that by the time he turned 14 years old, he already weighed 250 pounds. He managed to change his mind set and lifestyle and lost 120 pounds in the process.
David said, “When I was growing up here, fitness activities were lacking. When I decided to move back to the area, I knew that I wanted to help the area residents become healthier and provide better access to fitness activities.”
David works with all ages and ability levels – from as young as seven years old all the way up to 93-year-olds. He and his wife own Iron Brothers Gym, a small private personal training studio based out of their home in Campton.
David’s wife is keen to help people, too. She is a licensed massage therapist and is pursuing a nursing degree.
I asked David if you have to be super fit to do boot camp (ahem, because the words BOOT CAMP scare me).
“You do not have to be fit at all,” he said. “All levels are welcome and all workouts can be made easier or harder on the spot to fit the individual’s fitness level.”
So, if you are looking for a change in your exercise habits, stop by the Recreation Department at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings throughout the summer and be ready to sweat for an hour!
Here’s the kicker. Boot camp is JUST $10 a session (and FREE if you have a Native ID)!
Questions? Contact the Recreation Department at 603-236-4695.