Testimonials

Steph, Kaneohe, HI
testimonials_small I’m so glad I saw the little ad in the newspaper, “SOHI Fitness, Hawaii’s Smallest Winner” for 200 lbs. and Over; finally, an exercise camp in my size. I got excited and thought what do I have to lose but a lot of weight. I still wasn’t sure about signing up but I’m very happy that I did. During the first class I thought dang, I must be crazy, this is too hard! But as the weeks went by I could feel myself getting stronger and the clothes starting to get loose. Wow, this really feels good! I went through some pain everyday, but it was good pain. You take Megan’s camp and you’ll know what I mean. I have bad knees, but I kept coming back. Even though I had to take a week off I came back and wanted to finish.


As the weeks went by I started to notice the strength that I was getting. The daily things that were hard for me to do were getting easier. Just getting up from a low beach chair was hard; I had to roll over then get up. Now, I have the strength to just get up without struggling and that feels really GOOD! She modifies the exercises individually and that helps because everyone is different.


Then the eating part, of course, was the hardest. Living here it was hard getting rid of the white RICE! Anyways, you e-mail Megan your daily meals and she sends back how you should eat or what to substitute different foods with. She modifies it personally for you. I now eat BROWN rice and egg whites; not bad after all. The therapy sessions given by her husband Damon were very helpful. Who would have thought this would be included in an exercise camp. But it works really well all together. You can’t ask for a healthier package than this one. I’m proud to say that I lost 12 lbs. during my 12 weeks and lost 10 more to date, keeping up with what I have learned.


To Megan, Damon, my new found exercise friends and my ohana, mahalo much for all the support.

Michelle, Honolulu, HI
michelle3 Signing up for the SOHI Fitness Boot Camp was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life! Like many, I have struggled with my weight since I was a child. I starting gaining weight when I was in the 3rd grade and always wondered if I would ever really be able to lose the pounds and keep it off. Through college years and my 20’s I continued to gain and always would say to friends and family that I was going to lose the weight. I tried but always got frustrated because I hated the food and was always hungry and always gave up after a couple of weeks.


In July 08, while sightseeing with my brother, we were walking up an incline and I couldn’t catch my breath, had to stop several times and seriously thought I wasn’t going to get back up to the car. To see the fear reflected in my brother’s face as well freaked me out. I was 29 years old, 280 lbs, and knew I had to make a change.I began to change some of my eating habits, tried to workout on my own (that didn’t work well for me) and did lose some, but it was very slow going.


I moved to Hawaii in Sept 08 and did my best to stick with it. One of my co-workers kept trying to get me to go with her to meet her then trainer and I kept putting it off. In February 09, she told me that she saw a class that was going to start March 1st and it was specifically for people over 200 lbs with the focus on losing weight. I will be honest, I was very skeptical but decided that I would go to the info session with her but not sign up since I really didn’t want to pay for trainer because I should be able to do it on my own.


During the session, while listening to Megan, I discovered that her views on weight loss went along with what I believed. The program not focused on just the workout, but she was going to help with the diet as well. Her plan to take what we ate typically and to tweak it to be more health conscious. I sat there and found myself thinking, why not give it a try and found myself handing Megan a check to pay for the 12 week session. I made the decision that I would not tell everyone at home since I would be going home at the end of May for my 30th birthday and wasn’t sure how well it would work for me. I will not lie, it takes hard work to take off what has taken years to put on. You have to make the commitment to make the change in your eating habits and attend the workouts, but it will pay off. I started the class at 261 lbs. At six weeks I lost 14 lbs., which is what I had hoped for in the 12 weeks. Five weeks later, as I boarded the plane to go home, I had lost a total of 30 lbs.


As I write this now, I decided to continue with the program for a second session and have a total of 40 lbs in 18 weeks! I am eating what I like, yes I still eat pasta at least 3 times a week, but I now know the correct portions to have. The support of others in the same situation as I am really helps keep me going. I look forward to workouts and feel better after them, albeit a little sore sometimes, but I am finally making a change and reaching my goals! If you have made the decision to make a change in your life and are willing to dedicate yourself to the effort, then the SOHI Fitness Boot Camp will work for you!

Anonymous- Honolulu, Hawaii
verylastwedding “I was getting married in two months, and I wanted to lose the flab on my arms (you know for the pictures). I was going to hot yoga for a month, and although my flexibility was better, I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. One night I was browsing Craigslist and noticed and ad for beach boot camp at Ala Moana Beach Park. I called and spoke to Megan about the class. As I was speaking to her about the class, I was getting excited. She is very thorough in explaining what she does in her classes, and the reasoning for doing it.


The free intro class was tough, yet fun. During the class I was exhausted, but the moment I got into my car, I felt really good. As I was driving home that evening, I remember feeling as if I could around round, I felt soo good. I signed up for the 6 weeks session. It was the best wedding investment cost. I felt great about myself, my energy was high, my eating habits were better, AND people started seeing the difference. Boot camp didn’t just focus on my flabby arms, but my entire body. Let’s just say, I am extremely happy how the wedding photos turned out.

My next session starts next week.”


Danee- Honolulu, HI
danee1 “Hawaii’s Smallest Winner has changed my life completely. I have discovered myself again in a whole new light. I lost over 28lbs in the first 12 weeks and am currently in the 2nd 12 week session at a total loss of 36lbs. This class is physically intense and pushes your body to limits that you never thought you could reach. Megan is very professional and knows exactly what you need to do to reach your fitness and nutrition goals. The mental and emotional benefits with the life coach meetings will keep you on your toes with support and encouragement throughout the process so that you can be sure you have all the tools to never gain back the weight! I recommend this 12 week program to anyone who is serious about weight loss and wants to change their life for good!

Julie Ryan–El Dorado Hills, CA
testimonials_small “I was fortunate to find Megan’s SOHI Fitness BOOT CAMP as I arrived in Honolulu for a business trip. I have been attending her class for one and a half weeks and have lost 4 pounds already. The classes are challenging but she makes them fun with her attitude and the varied levels of people in the class allow everyone to feel comfortable. I am looking for a replacement back home and I know it will be very difficult to find such a great and affordable class. I encourage anyone who wants a seriously challenging and rewarding class to contact Megan.”

Kelly Nagy–Honolulu, HI
kelly1 “The best thing about Megan’s Boot Camp is I know she is always going to be there. It’s hard to wake-up at 5:00am three times a week on your own, but Megan is a great motivator. I lost 5 lbs. in two weeks, I’m staying in shape, pushing myself to my physical limits, and having fun with people who share one thing in common, staying healthy.”

Carly Molinar- Honolulu, HI
testimonials_small “Two months ago, I started training in Megan’s SOHI Fitness Boot Camp. Track season had just ended for me so I began this class to help me stay fit until next season. This class always makes me push and challenge my body. I have gained muscle while losing fat. I have yet to be disappointed with any of my sessions with Megan, and plan to continue this class even through my next track season.”

Kellie Parcels— 23 years old- Honolulu, HI
testimonials_small “Since high school I have always been a mood exerciser. I would work out to make me feel good but didn’t really push myself. When I saw the advertisement for Megan’s boot camp I knew I wanted a challenge and something that involved other people with the same goals: have fun, get fit, and be consistent. Within two weeks my breathing rate improved, my heart became stronger and I started to notice muscle tone. It’s now been 4 months and I feel better than ever and look great too! I am proud to be with Megan as she is a true professional.


Our class has a sense of humor that makes me eager to wake up before the sun does. I highly encourage you to join our boot camp. I attend all 3 days and have made it an exciting part of my life… and I even got my mom to join!! It’s all about having fun with a positive attitude! Hope to see you soon!”

Kammy Kodama – Honolulu, HI
testimonials_small “When I joined Megan’s boot camp almost four months ago, my goal was to get into better shape and lose the eight pounds I gained while living on the mainland. After two weeks, I started feeling stronger, more toned, and began to lose weight. While I am not much of a morning person, I keep attending the class because it’s fun and challenging. Plus, it’s great to be out on the beach! Megan is knowledgeable and does a great job keeping me motivated. I’ve exceeded my weight loss goal, put on some muscle, and continue to tone up. I highly recommend checking out the class!”

Becky Giles- Honolulu, HI
becky2 “Megan’s class is phenomenal! I have never seen results like this in all my years of dieting and exercising. I have done everything from step aerobics, cycling, water aerobics, to pilates, yoga, etc….and this is the real deal. I lost over 7 inches and 10 lbs. in my first session of classes. Not only is it the best workout ever, I have fun at the same time. That was a new concept for me. Results and fun? With Megan it happens. I was so afraid to start but it was the best decision I’ve ever made. By doing the boot camp you will have a peace of mind knowing you are doing the best thing you can for your mental and physical health. I love it!!!”

Mahele Nitahara – Honolulu, Hawaii
testimonials_small “Megan’s extreme beach boot camp has changed my life. I was stuck in a rut, jogging regularly, but not losing any weight. I refused to buy bigger clothes after giving birth to baby #5 so stuffed myself into tight clothes. But I’m happy to say after one six week’s session, my once tight clothes are now loose. I lost a few inches and 7 pounds in 6 weeks. I’m much stronger and happier. I thought waking up so early would be difficult, but it has proven to be the best way to start my day.”

Jennifer Martin- Kailua, Hawaii
testimonials_small “I’m so glad that I joined Megan’s SOHI Fitness Boot Camp. I had just given birth to my third son and needed something to help me shed the post baby weight. I would go twice a week in the morning when my children are still asleep which is really the only time I have to exercise. At the end of my session I lost inches off my arm, waist and hip. Not only did I burn fat but I gained muscles. I have more energy and more strength to deal with my children. Megan is a true professional, she will be there to support you and focus on your personal goals. The results speaks for itself. Thanks Megan!”

Maida Montemayor,Honolulu, HI
testimonials_small I would always see Megan’s beach boot camp during my run, so I decided to find out who she was and how I could join her class. After chickening out a couple of times, I finally committed and started my personal training sessions. I am so glad I did because after just a month and a half of working out with her, I lost a total of 8 inches, mostly from my mid-section, and about 6 pounds (even after having gone on a short vacation within that time period)! I honestly felt the difference after my first session … my whole body ached for a week (more so than with any other workouts I’ve done). Her nutritional tips have also helped me improve my eating habits and maintain my results. What I really appreciated about Megan was that she always kept me motivated and even did the exercises with me. I admit, the workouts were challenging and my nerves acted up before each class, but it was totally worth it! Being at the beach and getting in shape, such a perfect combination … a must try for everyone! Thanks Megan!
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