Lot's of Questions / by Stephen Cooper

We now have a set time for the AM class... 5:45a-6:30.

I realize that this is early, but trust me, it's a great way to start your day, exercising and seeing the sun rise.  One of the keys is to start going to bed early.  Most people need 7-9 hours of sleep, so at least the week before camp starts begin to set up a habit of going to bed early.  There are more reasons for getting enough sleep which relate to hormones and fat loss, but I'll discuss that at another time.

The important thing is to just do it!

The evening class is set for 6:00p - 6:45p

I will speak to the school about doing an orientation meeting before the boot camps begin.  We can meet on another, and you'll have a chance to ask me whatever is on your mind.

I will post information about the necessary forms and payment methods...looks like by Monday afternoon. I'm going to central CA for a fitness conference all day Sat., and will most likely be in Santa Barbara on Sunday. (No, I won't be watching the Super Bowl, I'll be at this Brazilian Festival.)

I also sent out this notice to my list about helping us to raise money for the P.E. program at Aveson...


Lose Fat and Give Back


I’m sure that like me you have noticed how fat our children are getting.  I can remember when I was a kid in grammar school there were 1 or 2 kids who were obese.  These days from what I see at both my kids’ schools I’d say that about 40% are obese, and I might be underestimating that.

I’ve had enough and I’ve begun to work on the problem.

At my son’s school, he’s in the 4th grade, the needs seem to be $ for equipment such as balls, jump ropes, etc., and people hours to simply play and instruct the kids.  I can’t speak for other schools, but at my son’s school they have P.E. only once per week.  That’s crazy.  With our ever increasing “sit on your butt playing video games, or on the computer”, the need for exercise and a balanced life is even more important.

My goals are to:

·         Set up Personal Physical Education Plans for each student

·         Purchase necessary equipment

·         Provide Resources and Courses for Current P.E. Staff

·         Increase the Time that Kids Spend Exercising

·         Inspire Kids to Make Exercise and Healthy Eating a Life Long Habit


Here’s what I’m up to, and here’s how you can help.

First of all I will be conducting a 3 week fat-loss boot camp.  We start Monday February 16 either 5:45a-6:30a or the evening class is 6:00pm-6:45pm.  The evening class is almost filled.  The before work class could take some more people.  The camp will be help at my son’s school which is Aveson Charter School in Altadena. (It’s at the end of Allen if you are familiar with the Pasadena area.)

The cost for the 3 weeks is $135.00.  10% of your fee will be donated to the P.E. program. (The first two camps will be 3 weeks long due to the school vacation schedule.)

You can visit www.bootcamppasadena.com for more details.

Secondly I’ve set up deals with various vendors whereby when you visitwww.bootcamppasadena.com  and either order a book or equipment, the P.E. program at Aveson will receive a 10-15% commission.

Please visit those sites and know that your purchases are going to help get kids healthy.

That’s it for today.

I’ll be quite busy getting these things up and running, plus I’ve begun studying for my Level 1 Certification as a Youth Specialist.

P.S.  If you have any ideas, on how you might like to make a contribution please contact me.

One way to help out the kids is to make a cash donation.  Any amount is helpful.  Simply click on the "Donate" button below.