Cherie Mann — Bootcamp Tough!
Cherie Mann is 44 years old (going on 24) and her current occupation is Mother, Wife, and Volunteer. She has been with Bootcamp Tulsa for over two years. She was invited out by Donna Kashwer during the Change a Life Challenge and says she had no idea the amount of amazingness that was about to happen in her life.
Cherie’s favorite aspect of BcT is the camaraderie of the women. She says she could workout anywhere but the support system at BcT is like none other. She has become very close with many of the girls. Young or old, whether they have children in college or are attending college, they have a common ground: the desire to be fit both mentally and physically. She says, “These women are the kind of people who are very positive. They have good values, and they want to build each other up and support each other.” She says when she attends any of the locations she feels that same sense of support and friendship. She said she has gotten some of the best therapy she has ever had during conversations with these women.
That feeling during the workout when her endorphins are popping off and when she finishes the workout and thinks “wow…that was awesome” is what keeps Cherie coming back. She sometimes she feels like “wow….I am going to die” but says it still feels awesome. Cherie is not sure what she would do without seeing these girls three days a week but doesn’t want to forget about Coach Jaime. She says, “Coach Jaime is always happy and is always positive. He is always ready to push us to reach our goals. I love his servant’s head. He is always thinking about others in need or our service members.”
As for her results, Cherie thinks it is important to look beyond the physical. She says she gets lots of compliments on her legs as they are well toned and certainly her best attribute, along with her nicely rounded booty. Her good health both mentally and physically are what she is most proud of. Last year she ran the Route 66 Half Marathon and says it was the mental toughness she has developed at BcT that took her over the finish line. It was 24 degrees that day, and she had never run farther than eight miles before but was determined to finish. She says “Being Bootcamp tough was what got me through those 13.1 miles.”
Since starting BcT, Cherie feels she is a much better person who is focused on nutrition and has carried this over to her family. She says she is happier, more positive, and able to handle stress better. She is truly grateful to be a part of Bootcamp Tulsa. In her words, “To me it is more than just Bootcamp. This has become a huge part of my life. There are people here who have been brought into my life and have brought me blessings that I may not have had otherwise. I thank God for bringing Bootcamp Tulsa into my life.”
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