The Real Deal:

This is the BEST backyard bootcamp!  Brooke and her husband own and operate the bootcamp at several locations across Los Angeles.  It is hardcore, and definitely perfect for anyone that wants to get in some serious shape!  Brooke is serious about getting you in shape, but makes the class so much fun.  Brooke isn’t afraid to push you beyond your comfort zone.  One of the women in the class started with Brooke at a size 12 after the birth of her baby, and a year later is size 2!!  The best part is that they offer childcare for $5 a child per class, so now there is no excuse not to come!!

Know Before You Go:

  • Bootcamp sessions are four weeks, and they offer two, three and four day packages
  • Individual classes are $20
  • Personal training is available as well
  • There are locations in Burbank, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Sherman Oaks, and Agoura Hills

Kacie says:

What can I say…this was incredible!!  Brooke is an amazing leader, and makes the workout fun, even though it is kicking your butt!  The bootcamp is held in multiple locations in both the valley and city, but this particular class was at the Burbank location.  We met in her backyard, which she has turned into a make-shift workout space.  I brought water and a towel, and everything else was already there.  We did a full body workout using an exercise ball, weights, resistance bands, and pods (think mini bosu balls).  Brooke really focuses on form, and would rather you get in five quality reps, than 20 so-so ones.  This was by far one of the most challenging bootcamps for me, and would highly recommend it for everyone! 

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  • Bettina says March 8th, 2010

    Brooke’s program has equaled results: I’ve lost 30 pounds in 3 months.  I’m sooo much stronger and fitter.  Brooke makes class fly by with a great mix of motivation, humor and challenging exercise.  The experience has been life changing.

  • Estrella says March 8th, 2010

    I began working out at Fit Happens Bootcamp in March 2009.  As of October 2009 I became a size 0 and 110 lbs.  I have maintained that size since and it’s now March 2010.  I don’t look like a waif, I look healthy, strong and lean and am loving the body I’ve gotten from Fit Happens in less than a year.  At 38, and a new mom…I’m in the best shape of my life and my true shape has finally emerged.  Feels like I am seeing my body for the first time in my adult life! Oh, and I helped a neighbor move a King mattress this weekend and I lifted it without any problem!  He was impressed!

    The friendships that my daughter and I have made there have been amazing!  These men and women are my rock!

    One hour a day, four times a week.  There is a different work-out every day so it never gets boring and your body never gets used to the exercises.  The vibe is supportive and nurturing, yet disciplined and motivating!  When I started class I intended to go for one month.  A year has passed and I can’t picture myself without that class, or without Brooke, Doug & their kids!

    See you there!

  • Cara says March 8th, 2010

    It’s true! Brooke’s awesome. She started kicking my butt into shape 7 weeks after I had my second baby. After 3.5 months of working out with her, I just returned to work. Everyone wanted to know how I lost the baby weight so quickly and what I did to get so tone. It is great to go back to work wearing clothes that fit and feeling very healthy. I’m going to keep going to bootcamp and see how my body continues to change for the better. Brooke’s going to turn me into a super-model (OK - that might be a stretch. Hot mama is well within reach though).

  • Laurie says March 8th, 2010

    I’ve been doing FitHappens since May 2009 and it is the first time I’ve ever stuck with something.  Doug has pushed our group to levels we never thought we could go with amazing physical results.  But most importantly, he makes it fun and fresh every single session.  Highly recommend this awesome program!

  • Justine says March 9th, 2010

    I used to work out a lot, lifting, running and stretching, in fact I was a stunt woman. I had kids and had trouble fitting it in. When I found Doug and Brooke, all that changed, I got fit again and even started running 5K races. When I went for my physical this year my Dr said I’d never been in better shape, much stronger and more fit than last year.
    Doug and Brooke keep things interesting and fun, mixing up the workout so it NEVER gets dull, they are great with make ups and offer enough childcare so there can be NO EXCUSES.  If you are looking for a total body work out or want to lose a few pounds and get into a program, you cannot go wrong with fithappens!!

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