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“Many women don’t want to work out because they don’t know what to do and are scared. You made us feel super comfortable with our bodies and what we physically could and could not do.”

“I just wanted to thank you for everything.  The boot camp was a fantastic experience and I am so glad I did it.  In fact, I think I might be coming back sooner than I had originally planned, if I can move a couple of things around.  The exercising was great, the atmosphere was fun, the encouragement was greatly appreciated and the overall experience was inspiring.  Not only am I physically active again, but my working out has inspired my husband to start swimming and biking again and we are working to improve our family’s overall nutrition – especially mine (you know, the carnivore and carboholic).  Plus, my family is now joining me in preparing for the mini-triathalon in the Spring.  I feel like this has been a lifestyle change, not just a weight loss experiment.”

“I have never met a trainer that is so dedicated and caring and didn’t make me feel uncomfortable. Typically, I’m really apprehensive about group exercise because believe-it-or-not I am hyper sensitive to body negativity or criticism. I lived under the repression of society’s “body ideal” for so many years and tried to obtain the perfect shape. You  have been a huge part of that change for me. Anyway, the reason why I am saying all of this is because YOU ARE THE ONLY TRAINER THAT HAS EVER MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE! I have been to countless trainers and dieticians and bootcamps which just re-enforced or exacerbated things. ALL WOMEN have been under body oppression from a young age and if you can make me feel comfortable, I guarantee you are having a similar effect on all of them. THIS IS A GIFT! Making a client feel comfortable in their own skin should be every trainer’s top priority but of the literally ten different trainers I have worked with, you are the only one who “gets” it. This is LIFE-CHANGING stuff!”

Baton Rouge’s BEST outdoor group fitness experience! Led by myself, Fitness Professional Sarah Rippel, the workouts are intense, yet at the right level for each participant.  I personally design each workout with the goal of keeping the group moving, progressing, and laughing!

Yes, we do laugh! 🙂

What does a “typical” workout consist of?

Well, I like to have the group warm-up prior to jumping into the “workout” portion of the hour, but most will tell you that the warm-ups most definitely aren’t boring!  I incorporate a lot of dynamic warm-up drills into the beginning 15 minutes.  My goal is to get everyone warmed-up, moving better, and ready for action!  After this, we’ll move into activation, core, balance, strength, agility/locomotor, and metabolic work. I am also partial to throwing in “games” here and there to keep things even more fun!

Throughout my blog, you’ll get a taste of many of my “secret weapon workouts,” and I will say that i’m pretty good at creating circuits that challenge the body AND the mind.  I want each participant to try and improve upon what they did in the previous workout.  In addition, the group dynamic really pushes each one to not quit!

It’s a great time!

Need more convincing?

January 2011
“I have and will continue to enjoy the Rippel Effect.  I sleep better and consequently, feel better.  I can’t believe it is half over. I look forward to my continued success with your program.  I want to be able to say “I don’t need no stinking Spankx!”
December 2010
“Hi Sarah,
Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the boot camp over the last few weeks.  I really needed something to rev up my usual workout routine and get me motivated to NOT GAIN WEIGHT in this last month between T-giving and Christmas when I was going to a lot of get-togethers and exposed to sweets constantly, and your boot camp totally did that for me!
I wanted you to know that I REALLY enjoyed it, and I got a lot out of it, and you are a great motivator and a lot of fun to joke around with, and I LOVE that you did so many different things with us each session.  I may have cursed you a little for muscle soreness now and then, but it definitely was never boring!!!   And I also appreciate that you allowed us to bring our kids; I think it’s so important for kids to see their parents working out so that they know how important fitness is.  My son just LOVED coming with me the other night to City Park!
Thank you again for all you do to whip us slugs into shape!!!!”


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14 responses

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  2. Tammy

    I was part of the first bootcamp class this season and I have signed up for the next one! I cannot wait to begin again! Sarah is great!

    June 16, 2009 at 11:53 am

    • Hey Tammy!
      Been missin’ you!
      Hope all is going well! I’m looking forward to getting started again! 🙂
      Yours in Health,

      June 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm

  3. Laura Beth


    I was not able to sign up for the June boot camp becasue I was out of town too much. I want to join again ASAP. I am not sure if another camp started yet, even if it has I will be glad to join! Let me know!

    June 29, 2009 at 5:33 am

    • Hey Rockstar!
      Keep your eyes open…more to come SOON! 🙂
      Yours in Health,

      June 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm

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  5. RUBY225

    So what is the cost?

    July 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    • lisa sims

      whats the cost ? how many weeks ? does the person stay on permisses ?

      February 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm

      • For more information, check out my latest post!

        December 29, 2010 at 9:26 am

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