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Written Reviews

Through her ever changing workouts and constant encouragement, Shannon has helped me get started down the road to finding myself again. I've learned there is always time in the day to put myself first because I'm worth it! :)

Candace Brackett

Since starting boot camp 7 months ago I have noticed all the normal effects of a great workout program- improved muscle tone, cardio stamina, and increased energy. Those are results that you can get anywhere. But boot camp with Shannon is different. I've told her that I've never thought I was the kind of person that could wake up at 5am and feel like it was a totally normal time to work out- but Shannon is so motivating and every workout is so different that I look forward to going to see what challenge is ahead. EMABC has also cultivated a group of women that are so supportive, kind, and energetic that I look forward to seeing everyone each day. I'm so glad I signed up and have committed to being healthy and working to get stronger with such an amazing program!

Kristen D'errico

Boot camp changed my life.  I consider myself to be a motivated person and so decided to join Adventure Boot Camp with Shannon Barbato.  Want to talk about something that can turn you from one person into another real fast- Then Boot Camp is your answer.

In starting this camp; I began to feel like I didn’t know if I could hack it with the rest of the group.  My body felt sore from the intensity of the work-outs.  After a week and a half, I couldn’t think of anything else besides how good it felt to wake up in the morning; work out like crazy and then head off for the rest of my day!  People at work started to notice that my attitude had changed and that I was a lot happier all the time!

After the full first month of Camp- Shannon gave each of us our own post-boot camp evaluation and let me tell you- WOW!  I went into boot camp weighing 141 pounds (not too heavy-but all out of shape weight); 27% body fat- With inches to lose!  After the month- I lost 7 pounds; 6 1/2inches all over my body and 2% body fat! Talk about feeling amazing!  I now go to the gym regularly- taking part in spin class; cardio kickboxing; body sculpt; Yoga; and any and all cardio/weight training that I can get my hands on!  I now weigh 131 pounds and have never felt better about myself!  I will be joining boot camp again for the spring sessions! CAN”T WAIT! So happy with Shannon and her constant up-lifting attitude- nothing could have made me feel the way I do now like Adventure Boot Camp!

Stacey Prefontaine

A few words to describe boot camp with Shannon; amazing, inspiring, fun, ever changing, and no messing around!  This is exercise in an environment where you will never feel judged.  You work at your own pace, but Shannon is there to push you and motivate you!  Every class is different and it keeps you on your toes.  This is my first camp and I am already enrolled for my second one.   5:45 a.m. seemed crazy to me but now I look forward to it!  Believe it or not, I now have more energy and am less tired.  With four children ages 4 and under, I used to feel tired until well into mid morning.  Now, I am home from camp, showered and raring to go at 7:15 a.m.  Boot camp has totally changed my outlook!  I now begin my day feeling inspired and totally motivated.  I feel as though I can now accomplish anything and do it with a positive outlook.

I always knew exercise was important, now I know I can actually do it before the day begins and with a smile on my face!  WHAT A FEELING!

Ruthann Dowling

Shannon, 5 months ago I decided I was going to run the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C. With my running career consisting of mostly 5k’s I knew I had to train on a different level so I decided to join Adventure Boot Camp .The camp was excellent; The overall workouts were demanding and after a month I started to feel stronger while running. I decided to make Adventure Boot camp workouts the primary preparation for the marathon. Truly, it is your enthusiasm that made me excited to return each morning at 5:30 a.m.. At age 50, you helped me set and complete a goal and surpass my own expectations. I completed the 26.2 miles in a time of 4:11:57 (9:37 pace) I want to thank you for the time spent preparing me to meet my personal goal. I am convinced without your guidance and spirit, my success would not be as notable.

I thank you.
Marie Gorman-Espinosa

Shannon, I just wanted to thank you for offering such a great program. I Love It! This is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.

Maureen Willard

At age 39, my metabolism has slowed down. The result of not taking the time to stay fit was weight gain and high cholesterol. Facing a cholesterol level of 260, I knew I had to do something extreme. I joined Adventure Boot Camp.

After 8 weeks of camp with Shannon, I feel like a new person. Taking time for my self has been wonderful. This program has given me more energy and confidence. Most importantly, I have regained my good health. My cholesterol level is down to 170!!!I truly feel empowered to be the best I can be.

Susan Looney

I have lost 35 pounds and 15 inches so far at Adventure Boot camp! WOO HOO!

Shannon, I could not have done this without you. For many years I have struggled with my weight, but Thanks to YOU and boot camp I am on my way! You make working out so much fun. Your enthusiasm is what keeps me going. I have tried all kinds of programs before and failed, but you and your program are different. I never am bored around you!

I feel so blessed to have met you and to have the opportunity to be a part of this Adventure. I am going to keep pursuing my goal. 45 more lbs to go!

Thank you!
Nancy Campbell

Shannon, I just wanted to thank YOU for this dynamite program you created and brought to our area. I truly feel stronger than ever before in my life, and I actually am in clothing sizes I was in before children 18 years ago. The challenge you set before us is achievable because you expect the best from us each day. My family and friends are so proud!  I started this program and never looked back with your help. You have taught us how to eat well and SMILE way more often! You are an inspiration, a drill sergeant, a believer in those that do not feel ready to believe in themselves, a comic to the tenth power and on of the most positive people I have met in a long while. You make me LAUGH so hard!

Thank you!
Lynn Regan

I was “SO” excited to see you Ad for Boot Camp.

4 months into camp and I am still loving it! Boot camp is such a positive part of my life. I love the feeling I have on days I go to camp. I don’t know how you do it, but each and every day  challenging and different! I love it!!!

Marcie Tredo

Nearly five months after my first boot camp session, I am still hooked!

Whether indoors or out, Shannon does not disappoint - keeping us on out toes for the entire hour. Her dedication is unwavering, and her spirit inspiring! My initial goal for camp was weight loss, but I have achieved so much more than I ever imagined:

Strength, confidence, and a better sense of the person I want to be!


Thank you!
Casssandra Hunt

Shannon, Thank you so much for being you! Your energy and enthusiasm is amazing and I’ve had so much fun. I never thought I would enjoy working out, because I never have before. Your energy and pure happiness should be bottled! I love how you always make us feel like we can accomplish anything. Your positive attitude starts my day on the right foot.. You helped me find an inner strength I never knew I had and I want to thank you for that.

Ann Marie Morini

Adventure Boot Camp is the best thing I have done for myself in years and I am thankful to have Shannon Barbato as a special part of my life.  I have been doing boot camp with Shannon for 6 months and was one of her first campers in June 2006.  My goals of weight loss, building muscle tone, strength and endurance were achieved.  I lost 5 1/2 inches, 5% body fat, 7 pounds and dropped 2 pant sizes.

As a former athlete and 38 year old mother of three (ages 6, 4 and 2), I needed to do something for myself and was looking to get back into my pre-pregnancy shape and on an exercise routine.  I was skeptical about
exercising so early in the morning because I am not a morning person, but boot camp and Shannon gets me excited to get out of bed and start my day.  I have changed my sleeping and eating habits thanks to Shannon’s and the nutritionist’s advice.

Shannon’s positive outlook on life, energetic personality and terrific smile and laugh are enough to get anybody
going in the morning.  Her energy is contagious and her enthusiasm is empowering.  Shannon has a gift for making sure that all levels of fitness are equally challenged.  Her daily emails to the team are extremely motivating and informational.

It’s true that exercise gives you more energy and relieves stress.  I am proof.  I feel younger, stronger and more confident

Kristin Waryas

Shannon is a fantastic instructor!!!  Who would have thought I would look forward to getting up at 5 am to exercise. She makes working out fun and exciting. Her work-outs are always different every day and with her positive attitude and cheeriness, she makes every day a great experience.

Thanks so much for the motivation and good times at Adventure Boot Camp Shannon!!

Susan Roberts

When I first read that I could lose inches and gain strength in 4 weeks, I was skeptical.  Four week later I am slimmer, stronger and more confident than I ever expected.  When friends and family notice the difference in me, I love to tell them all about my experience.  I can’t wait for the next session to start.  You are truly motivating and make the grind of working out unpredictable and fun!

Thank you so much for being such an inspiration…both physically and spiritually.

Liz Hall