As part of our 3 year anniversary celebration, we would like to open up our doors to your friends and family members. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our loyal customers telling others about our services. From October 1st till the anniversary party on October 17th, bring a friend as often as you would like! When you bring a friend, let us know in advance so we can plan the best experience for them.
We feel we have the best gym in town but talk is cheap. We want people to come meet our team, meet our other members and give us a chance to earn their business! No strings attached or commitment required, we just want a chance to show people what we can do for them, how our approach to fitness is unique and most importantly- why it works!
Walk through the doors of Blue Ocean Fitness and you are likely to see a variety of people doing any number of activities. Ropes, weights, sliders, row machine or overhead throws. That’s the beauty of Blue Ocean. You never know what you will be doing or who you will be doing it with!
Since joining Blue Ocean Fitness I have come to realize some of my goals, adjust some expectations and have fun in the process. John and his staff aren’t just educated trainers, they are counselors, doctors, dietitians and friends.
It won’t take you long to figure out this is not your typical gym. If you are looking for a unique gym experience in a friendly, approachable environment this is it.
BOF literally saved my life. I was at an all time low physically. I walked into BOF and have never looked back. I’m addicted! I sweat and whine and love every minute! My blood pressure is back to normal and my cholesterol has dropped drastically. All my meds have been lowered or dropped. I feel fabulous. My energy level is amazing. Blue Ocean is the perfect “family”. They keep you motivated and on track. Everyone is friendly and encouraging.
I am not an athlete nor have I ever played an organized sport. Nothing inside says “MOVE” or “GET UP” or “LIFT” or “RUN”. For most of life, I was blessed with the good fortune of a relatively high metabolism. In my early thirties; however, I put on an enormous amount of weight during my two pregnancies. For the first time in my life, I was forced to not only think about my weight but to watch what I ate on a regular basis. NOT FUN but I was able to lose 50 of the 70 pounds. However, those nasty 20 remaining pounds taunted me. I hated them and they laughed at me. During a routine physical, I begged my doctor for some type of quick fix to shed those bastard 20. No way, he instead asked me something I had never considered, “What do you for exercise”? HUH? Me, exercise? Doesn’t that require getting up, moving, running, lifting? SHIT. How the hell do I do that?
Fast forward to walking into Blue Ocean Fitness, John immediately put me at ease with his knowledge, expertise, approach AND sense of humor. He assured me that he’d be able to help me not only move and exercise but to improve my overall health. I was skeptical at first but determined to give him a shot. He asked me to give him two weeks of consistent work outs and assured me that I’d be hooked by that point. Good luck, big guy. I make no promises.
During my first week, I thought my body was going to break in half. I had trouble going up and down stairs, sitting in chairs and getting out of bed. Having never exercised, my body was in total shock. Moreover, I had no coordination and no idea what the hell I was doing. I broke the treadmill the first time walking on it and instead of getting upset, John replied with a smartass comment and laugh. This instantly put me at ease. When I threw the weighted ball at the trampoline, it hit me in the face. Until that point, I had never really thrown a ball and was truly shocked that it returned with such force! Again, John was right there, helping me improve my coordination but still cracking jokes. My final mishap that first week was bending down to grab another medicine ball unaware of the TRX bar directly above my head. I hit the damn bar with full force and before I could open my eyes, John was there offering a hand to hold and a joke to laugh at the absurdity. I couldn’t help but smile and laugh.
I couldn’t believe it; I was exercising and doing so consistently. And, I was having fun. Me, the non-athlete, the non-exerciser, was having fun working out and all before 7 am. Today, after a year of working out at Blue Ocean Fitness, I am proud to say I am hooked. I love working out and it is only because of Blue Ocean Fitness. I walk in the door and they expect a hard work out and I do my best to give them and myself one each and every time. Emily claps at the end of each class and that makes me smile because, for me, exercising does not come naturally. And each time I walk out of Blue Ocean Fitness, I feel like clapping and yelling “ I just kicked so much ass”.
Oh, and I lost those bastard 20 pounds and am down 3 dress sizes. Which is fine but feeling strong and healthy is more important to me than those numbers.