After losing nearly fifty pounds, Rosie Velasquez is giving back to the community of Wimauma by hosting Rosie’s Boot Camp. The women-only boot camp helps females of all ages come together in a judgement-free environment for a common goal: to get in shape.
“Most of these women, they don’t go to the gym,” Rosie Velasquez said. “They rather do a workout here in my boot camp because they’re, you know, shy to go to the gym.”
The women in her boot camp echo Rosie’s sentiment about favoring group fitness rather than the typical gym experience. Janet Huerta says that in addition to the group fitness environment she also likes the support she receives at the boot camp.
“I like the whole group fitness camp,” Huerta said. “I used to go to the gym but the whole group and the motivation that I get here is better than the gym for me.”
Velasquez also offers additional services for women who prefer one-on-one sessions.
“Well, I have some people…that are more shy,” said Rosie. “They don’t like to work out in front of people so they like to do…personal training.”
Rosie’s Boot Camp is offered Monday and Wednesday for five dollars.