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“…released me from the prison of obesity.How fast time goes by when you are having fun! Here I am a size 8. I started Daniel Iversen’s boot camp program at size 16. Half of me is gone and yet I am more whole than I have ever been. I have the freedom to enjoy good food, good clothes, and many great adventures. Daniel’s program released me from the prison of obesity and dull routine. He introduced me to an entire new universe. A universe where every thing is accessible. It does not include suffering or deprivation of any kind. I am free to live the thin life I only dreamed of and, let me tell you, it is fantastic. The path from size 16 to 8 was a path of self change and discovery. There is no secret, just an open heart and willingness to try new tactics some of which are very “outside of the box”. Trust in Daniel. Follow his advice. Love yourself and all the doors will open to unlimited possibilities. One last bit of advice for those who take the plunge at camp… When you feel the growing pains of change, turn to Daniel. Tell him how you are feeling and what difficulty you are having. Open your mind to his response and just try what he advises. You will be amazed at the results. I certainly am.” - Lea Leopold AKA Flash

“…the Single most effective weight loss tool I have ever tried” I can honestly say that Portland Adventure Bootcamp is the single most effective weight loss tool I have ever tried. It combines amazing, inventive and effective work outs with a one-on-one expert trainer who motivates and inspires me to succeed. Add that to the food plan and you’ve got a winning combination. I am so lucky to have experienced this amazing class, group of women and of course, Daniel! And every word above is true :) - Lauren Umbdenstock, Marketing Tourism Coordinator, Portland, Age 26 “I just want you to know what an amazing change boot camp has made in my life.”

“Hi Daniel, Tomorrow will be my last day of camp before the big wedding! I just wanted to take the chance to thank you! I knew that I wanted to lose some weight and get toned before my wedding and after researching many different options, found your site. From my very first e-mail exchange with you, I knew that you were the trainer I wanted to work with. I signed up for my first camp -only 3 days a week since I wasn’t really sure what to expect. That first camp was awesome! The women and you were all so encouraging. I started seeing small changes in my body and I wanted more! For the next camp, I knew I wanted to change even more, so I signed on for 5 days a week. This is when I began to see the most change in body. Coming to camp is such an important part of my day. No matter how I feel when I get out of bed, I always feel great after that magical hour. Seriously, there has not been one day that I have not been smiling and happy on the way back to my car to start my day. I just want you to know what an amazing change boot camp has made in my life. I appreciate your teaching, your patience, your encouragement, your silly jokes, your great tunes and the challenges you present. You have pushed me to what I thought were my limits and beyond. I feel stronger and happier about my body than I have since I was a teenager.” - Stephanie Coughran

“I pulled out some riding pants tonight that I haven’t been able to wear for two years.”

“Here’s a story for ya! I’m one of those people who gets all hung up in what the scale says. I’ve lost 15 lbs since I really started working at it, and wanted to reach a certain number. I’ve been disappointed in myself for not losing those last few pounds, but summer “fun” got inthe way and I haven’t been so good with the diet…but I have kept working out, so I haven’t gained weight, either. Well, I’m going riding for the holiday weekend, and I pulled out some riding pants tonight that I haven’t been able to wear for two years. I didn’t think they’d fit, because I bought them when I was 10 pounds lighter than I am today.Well…(drum roll here) to my amazement, they fit! I’m 10 pounds heavier (by the scale) than when I bought them, but I can wear them…amazing! Just goes to show you how muscle really does weighmore than fat, and how it takes up less space! Thanks, Daniel!” - Melissa Liston, Share Point Administrator, Portland, Age 40 “I’m wearing my jeans again that I bought when I was 25!”

I just came from my final dress fitting and I must say I couldn’t be happier with how I look. My body has truly transformed the dress. I borrowed a friend’s scale so I could stay at the same weight for the next week so the dress will fit perfectly, and low and behold I’ve lost a few pounds putting me at 118 pounds!!!!! (again, 118 pounds at 31 years old!!!! I’m wearing my jeans again that I bought when I was 25!)” - Korie Parks “I just got home from the track…”“I’ve never been able to run more than one time around any track, but tonight I ran around 3 times without stopping. OMG. I feel so inspired. Thank you so much for helping me reach my goals, pushing me when I would have given up and giving me the tools I need to reinvent myself. I feel like a whole new person already. And it’s only my first month. I love boot camp and can’t wait to come back. Thank you for inspiring me by the work that you do. If this can happen to me, I can’t imagine just how many women you’ve helped. So again, thank you for everything.” - Sarah Swanson, Portland “Hi! Another three pounds down today!!!!

I am VERY happy with the results I am seeing at weight watchers and the many comments I am getting from people! I feel happier, calmer, more self-confident! Boy, sounds like I could be a walking advertisement for your program!” -Meredith Wexler

“The pounds starting evaporating, even though I wasn’t really trying.”

“When I moved from my 30′s to my 40′s, and then into my 50′s, I felt a steady decline in fitness and a creeping weight gain that I couldn’t seem to control. I ran, played soccer, and hiked but that didn’t seem to be enough. I thought it was inevitable and I was resigned. I gave myself permission to be there because I was more fit than most people I knew who were my age. But then I found Portland Adventure Bootcamp on the internet and I thought, maybe if I go for a session it will give me the boost I needed to stem the decline. I didn’t have a goal to loose weight, I really wanted to get stronger, to lose some body fat and to help playing soccer be less painful. Needless to say, I got completely hooked. I got stronger every day, I started paying attention to what I was eating and, most important, I had a blast. I remember my first run on Mt. Tabor. I got goose bumps looking around at the group of 30 women, all there for different reasons, but so supportive and so committed to getting better, however they defined that. I really loved Daniel’s focus on changing our thought patterns from discouraged or cynical to positive and affirmative. The pounds starting evaporating, even though I wasn’t really trying. My soccer game got measurably better and more fun. I went down 2 pant sizes and I’ve stayed there for over a year. I feel better at the age of 56 than I have since my early 40′s. And, I created a new goal to run a sub-eight minute mile. My first timed mile was over 12 minutes. I haven’t broken 8 minutes yet, but one day I ran an 8:05. I know I can do it!” - Debbie Burke, HR Manager, Portland, Age 56 I’m SO thankful that I took the risk to start Boot Camp in the first place![/blockQuote

]“Hi Daniel, Your life or motivational tips for not letting obstacles prevent or distract you from accomplishing your goals have been helpful as well. They don’t just apply to losing weight and getting fit – they apply to all aspects of living a fulfilling life. Your energy is inspiring and I’m SO thankful that I took the risk to start Boot Camp in the first place! It’s been a big part of all of the progress I’ve made. AND, Boot Camp just plain makes me happy!!!” - Devon Flynn, Pharmacist, Age 34, Portland [blockQuote position="left"]“When I started Daniel Iversen’s boot camp, I was wearing a size 28. A little under a year later I am wearing a size 18.”

I was heavy, felt horrible and couldn’t bear looking at myself. Now thanks to Portland Adventure Boot Camp, I am seeing my body change and I can move in ways I never thought would be possible. I stand taller everyday and grow confident every second. I learned to make healthier choices and listen to my body. What is a tremendous help is exercising in the morning, it really sets your day up and holds you accountable for the decisions you make the rest of the day, and you feel so good after. There is a great sense of camaraderie amongst the women at camp and I thrive on that. Thank you D.” - Samar Itani, Business Development, Portland, Age 34 “…my entire body feels better than it has in years. I have more energy!”

“I have been meaning to share my thoughts about bootcamp with you for several days and now seems like a perfect time. Bootcamp has changed my exercise habits, my beliefs about food, and helped my entire body feel better than it has in years. I have more energy! I come home from bootcamp, eat a healthy refreshing breakfast, and drag my two jack russell terriers off for a speed walk. They used to drag me, but I’m the top dog now. I feel so much more active than I’ve ever been. I’m so much more conscious about what I eat now and I find that I’m not nearly as hungry as I used to think I was. My shopping trips now focus on the produce sections of stores and I’m even finding myself craving salads over any other food. For so long, I’ve wanted to make a commitment to my health and to taking better care of myself, but school has always come first. That changes this year. I count. Thank you. Two simple words. But meant from the heart. Thank you for doing what you do. Thank you for offerring your bootcamp and creating such an adventurous atmosphere. Thank you for your motivation. Thank you for the laughter. Thank you for your encouragement and for being you! And thank you for letting me share all of my thoughts with you. See you in the morning! Lori” - Lorie Hesson, Kindergarten Teacher, Portland, Age 44 “I’m feeling more like my younger self.”

“I am 42 years old. When I started Portland Adventure Boot camp I was 40 years old. I thought that the fat I had gained was just going to be part of life as a middle aged woman. I worked out at the gym but still wasn’t losing any inches around the stomach. I have been coming to boot camp 3 days a week for 2 years. I have made slow but steady progress. I have lost about 12 pounds, 2 fat rolls on my back and trimmed the fat on my mid section. I went from a size 31 jean size to size 28. I’m feeling more like my younger self. I am feeling fit and strong. I have muscle and strength I have never had before. I also can run, which I had never done before I started boot camp. Daniel motivates me to push myself harder and somehow he does it in a positive way. Now I feel that I am only going to get stronger and look better in my 40′s. I highly recommend joining Portland Adventure Boot camp.” - Debbie Erickson, Landscaper, Portland My goal was basically to not “feel my age” any more…

I started camp when I was about to turn 52 and was tired of being out of shape. Getting winded when I walked up the stairs. And all my clothes were getting so tight a could hardly sit or breath. The last thing I wanted to do was buy bigger clothes…again. Now I’m about to turn 53 and feel better than I have since my early 30′s. I did have to go clothes shopping still, but it was to buy smaller sizes than I’ve ever worn. Daniel and his boot camp have not only kicked me into shape and made me feel more fit than ever, but has given me an amazing since of accomplishment. I CAN do more than I ever realized. THANK YOU DANIEL!!!” -Lori Headley I am truly thankful for each inch/pound lost… Portland Adventure Boot Camp has taught me step by step how to be fit. Trainer Daniel’s steady instructions and relentless motivation has sculpted my body into a new reality. I am truly thankful for each inch/pound lost… - Agent April Not only has there been a dramatic change in my body…

“I have worked out for years, but have never achieved the results I was looking for. I have lost 20lbs – going from a size 10/12 to 3/4. Not only has there been a dramatic change in my body, but also my energy level and state of mind have changed as well.” -Heather Lostrom-Johnson

“love, love, love boot camp.”

- Marywynn Ryan, Skincare Specialist, Portland, Age (older than she remotely looks!)

Your Boot Camp has been incredible

and far surpassed my loftiest expectations – so very glad I did it. - Kayla Carruth, Nutritionist, Portland, Age 67

I just got home from the track…

I’ve never been able to run more than one time around any track, but tonight I ran around 3 times without stopping. OMG. I feel so inspired. Thank you so much for helping me reach my goals, pushing me when I would have given up and giving me the tools I need to reinvent myself. I feel like a whole new person already. And it’s only my first month. I love boot camp and can’t wait to come back. Thank you for inspiring me by the work that you do. If this can happen to me, I can’t imagine just how many women you’ve helped. So again, thank you for everything.” - Sarah Swanson, Portland

Thanks! I have to say, I am feeling quite “euphoric” since joining your team.

I feel back to my old self… more energy, much better mood. It’s funny how we can disconnect from ourselves and walk through life in a fog….kind of down and losing our way. I was definately feeling “out of sorts” for too long. I am very grateful for your committment and hard work. I know how much energy you put into each class and each person to make it a great experience. Thank you for all you do. - Brenda McCool, ND, Portland

“My size large Lycra yoga pants are too big!!

They’re baggy! Mediums! For me! Who knew?! Yay!” - Jessica McLaren

“…thank you for helping me realize my own potential.”

“I am a lot stronger now than I was when I first came to camp and I thank you for helping me realize my own potential. The class has been fun but no kidding, some seriously hard workouts, AWESOME! I am hopeful that I will be able to keep it up on my own but it won’t be the same without everyone there working right along side me. Thanks so much for you positive attitude and the genuine dedication that you give to every person in class. I’ll be back! Sincerely, - Coleen Malmbeg

“WOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo. This week was tha BOMB”

- Kate McNulty, Writer, Portland Age Older than 40

“Thank you, thank you!

You have to promise me to never let me stop bootcamp as long as you are alive! :) - Minah DeAinza, Dentist, Portland

“This camp is AMAZING!

It’s been the best fitness class I have ever taken. I’m getting stronger, toner and losing inches. And I’m having a blast at the same time. Thanks again Daniel for motivating, challenging and encouraging me to achieve my fitness goals. I want to encourage all women who want a better body to come join us. You will be supported and encouraged be the wonderful woman in class. No matter what your fitness level is YOU CAN DO IT!!” - Suzy King, JobDango, Portland

“This is EXACTLY what I need.”

“Hey Daniel, Thanks for the emails. Not sure if you ever officially ask for feedback, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the boot camp. This is EXACTLY what I need. I know myself & working out and I get bored easy & don’t motivate myself enough. You really have a knack for this. I know I push myself harder and it’s hard to not do more, except my body tells me when.” – Julie Merry Owner - The Merry Kitchen, Portland

“Another three pounds down today!!!!”

“Hi! Another three pounds down today!!!! I am VERY happy with the results I am seeing at weight watchers and the many comments I am getting from people! I feel happier, calmer, more self-confident! Boy, sounds like I could be a walking advertisement for your program!” -Meredith Wexler

For years I thought unkind things about my body.

I met Daniel and he was caring and present, but not in an on-purpose sort of marketing way. Just for real. I’ve gone from a size 12 to a 6. I’m stronger in every way, more self-confident. - Laura Green

Not only has there been a dramatic change in my body…

I have worked out for years, but have never achieved the results I was looking for. I have lost 20lbs – going from a size 10/12 to 3/4. Not only has there been a dramatic change in my body, but also my energy level and state of mind have changed as well.” - Heather Lostrom-Johnson

Wow! This is actually my body!

I’m still a little awestruck at the transformation. Thank you, again. - Vicki Hartmann, RN

You make everything easy to understand…

You make everyone feel like you are talking just to them personally… and you make everything easy to understand. - Adrienne Edwards

I am looking forward to next camp!

I just wanted to let you know that it makes it easier to be motivated when we have someone like you that is knowledgeable, energetic, and supportive. P.S… I am looking forward to next camp! - Amber E.

Daniel is a terrific coach

who seems to know how to reach the space within each of us that truly believes in the positive. I look forward to each class knowing that I have become stronger, have better posture, and look & feel great. - April Neely

I have reached my goal

of my pre-pregnancy weight and fit into most of my clothes from 3 years ago. - Carolee Osborne

I am feeling so much stronger…

Now I am into week two and I am feeling so much stronger. and I have noticed I am even walking differently, if that make sense. Thanks so much for your GREAT MORNINGS and dedication to each and every one of us. - Julie Jeffers

You push us to our strengths….

I know from many of us in class we ‘talk’ about how you don’t make us feel intimidated or self-conscious about our weaknesses and instead push us to our strengths. - Kay Dietl

I’ve lost 11 pounds

since before I went to Fiji! Oh, my, gosh! Daniel, that was such a shocker to me, and all I wanted to do was find you and give you a great big hug. - Kristine Gottsch

Just try it, you’ll LOVE IT, I promise you.

…it’s easy to see results because it’s fun and it’s not like your typical boring gym workout. - Lita Glassley

KNOWING THAT THIS IS THE LAST BATTLE WITH WEIGHT ISSUES…

is so wonderful! Ok enough of the mushy stuff ‘BRING IT ON FOR BOOTCAMP 5’!!!! LOL - Neicy Clayton

a fun, creative workout…

…there is no verbal abuse… what there is, is a fun, creative workout, that is hard enough for more advanced folks and accessible to the slightly more challenged. - Sadie Medley

I really love every moment of the camp.

I truly look forward to waking up and driving every morning to come and workout with you and the ladies. - Angela Leong, Leong Tennis Academy

I have learned more in the past three weeks…

Just a quick note to tell you how much I have been enjoying boot camp. I have learned more in the past three weeks than I think I’ve learned in a lifetime of fitness and diet programs. - Bev Wilkinson

I can only say “WOW”!

Never in my life have I felt this strong, lean and fit. I have dropped almost 4 dress sizes. Thank you, Daniel…Have a fantastic day! - Jennifer Schoorl

I just wanted to thank you for all your help

and support over the past few months. I now have some new tools to make changes in my lifestyle. - Katie Wright

I feel like I am getting a GREAT workout…

So, thank you for making Boot camp such an enjoyable experience. Not only do I feel like I am getting a GREAT workout, but it helps calm me down and equip me to feel better able to ‘face the day’. (Plus you make it super fun and I laugh everyday). - Kim E.

I haven’t needed a chiropractor…

For many years, I suffered from back, neck and shoulder pain… I always relied on a chiropractor. However, since my very first boot camp, I haven’t needed the visits—not once this entire year. Also, I should mention that in my many months of boot camp since, there hasn’t been a single repeated training day. – Laura Lull

Boot camp was awesome today!

Loved it!!!!! All my clothes are falling off me! Off to the mall to buy some clothes that actually fit!!!!!! - Morgan F.

This program is the best fitness experience

I have ever had and it blows personal training at XX XXXX in a heartbeat. Can’t wait to see what the next three weeks bring! - Rachel Arnold

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