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I've been coming to Evolve Bootcamp for over a year now, only taking a break for the winter months. When I first joined I expected what bootcamp sounded like---a military style workout with an instructor yelling at you while working out. I couldn't have been more wrong. Shelley has a wonderful way of pushing you to your limits and keeping you engaged the whole class, all with a smile on her face! I don't think I've ever looked forward to a workout as much as bootcamp. I'm hooked, and I can't wait to come back in the spring. There is a great sense of community here, and it's wonderful to be exercising outside. Definitely give it a shot!" Dana Ferruzzi (Yelp)
That says it all... I feel strong and fit and Shelley gets much of the credit. She changes the fitness boot camp challenges all the time and she organizes fun weekend outings all over greater Boston and beyond to keep things interesting (for herself and the campers) .... hiking in the Blue Hills; running and yoga in the Arboretum and Castle Island; Sky Zone Trampoline in Norwood; mud runs, mini triathlons and I hear kayaking to come soon!! I've made great new friends and the work outs etc. help me keep a balance for self/work/family. Hoorah! Show No Weakness!!" Susan McDermott (Boston A-List)
have you run as fast as you could (without anyone chase you) or did a round of leapfrog or played dodge ball or threw a tire around? I am assuming that unless you have been to a fitness boot camp the answer is "never" -- but being at Evolve is like being back in gym class, but way more fun! Shelley is a ball of energy and is so supportive and also tough as nails! No two workouts are the same and she always keeps you guessing as to what is going to be next.....which is part of the fun. I absolutely love working out with Shelley and the rest of the folks in my group -- trust me the workout is hard and high energy but they are so much fun! I have never ever been bored in class and no two sessions have been the same. I love being outdoors, meeting new people and oh yeah....looking and feeling great is a huge bonus as well! Who knew working out could be this much fun :) " Melissa Gillespie (Google+)
"We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed 'Evolve Bootcamp'! Your workouts were just the motivation we needed to get us excited about being in good shape again. You bring a great energy and helpful instruction, which made bootcamp something we looked forward to in the mornings. " Kevin S.
"Remember playing outside as a kid and gettin' all messy? Today's 6AM EVOLVE BOOTCAMP in freshly mown Boston Common brought that back for me, though my childhood didn't involve quite as many push-ups. And sprinting seemed so effortless when I was a 10 year old, lol." Lisa Philpotts (check out more on Yelp)
"Shelley tailors the workout to the level of the class which is helpful. I also appreciate the variety and outdoor location Go for it!" Teva R.
This is the best workout group I joined. She keeps it fun, active, different and you get results. Shelley is more than a trainer, she knows YOU.” How to keep you engaged no matter what level you perform. If you never tried a bootcamp, this is the one to join. There is no fear and she ensures you get more than what you paid for with results! Her bootcamp is #1. You can't find a better deal. I am glad I know this fine lady and I would recommend her to everyone. The toughest part is getting to camp, you will be glad you did it. Be warned, you will be hooked and will need to join her bootcamp over and over as part of your routine. Seriously, this lady will help you get results in 4 short weeks!” ~ Pamela G.
Shelley is supportive and challenging at the same time! I've seen great results and I'm stronger each and every day!"
Jimmy Tran (Boston A-List)
"Evolve Bootcamp is awesome and addictive in the best way!!"
"Having never done anything close to resembling a boot camp, I decided to give this one a try after purchasing a deal for it. I figured I would only do it for a month but after that time came and went, I stayed for over 6 months only taking a break due to an injury. This is the only boot camp I've tried so I can't compare it to others and I wouldn't want to! Shelley is a great coach and works with people of all fitness levels. I never saw anyone not break a (drenching) sweat. Plus, working out outside is a whole lot more fun than going to the gym. Can't recommend enough! " Susan K.
"Shelley, thanks to bootcamp, I shattered my expected time goal on my run today! Couldn't have done it without those workouts. Thanks :) " ~ Sharon Purcell (posted on Facebook)
"Something new everyday and challenges to keep the thrill on. Shelley makes you workout hard though you don't even realize it. A great group."~ Nishu J.
"Fun, high energy, working out in the Garden is beautiful! Love it!" ~ Kate R.
"A great total body workout, stretching, sprints, muscle conditioning, pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do, lots of laughs and a fabulous instructor. That is what I got from Shelley's bootcamp class.A great way to change up your routine or jumpstart your routine."~ Jennifer D.
"We just wanted to thank you for the phenomenal experience of energy, wellness and fun that we had at your incredibly creative bootcamp. Julio and I truly loved it, and everyone certainly notices the results in our trip to Venezuela's beaches."~ Christina A.
"This Bootcamp was great! It was held at a really convenient location and time! With Evolve Bootcamp I was able to get fit just in time for a 15K!"~ Neisha C.
"Great for intermediate and advance athletes." David K
" I never thought I would be that person that would cancel a hang out with friends for an hour of intense exercise. That's me now, and its all because Shelley is amazing, and so is everyone else there. Very positive and supportive attitude all around." Diana C.
"I've been with Shelley since April. Best 30th birthday present I could have given myself. She's a great motivator and after almost 4 months I still find every workout a challenge!" Ian V.
"Shelley's classes are the best! Always something different- challenging, but fun! I have never been in better shape." Lauren S.
"Shelley is very creative (and slightly evil, but in a good way). She will challenge you with super fun workouts in some of Boston's most beautiful areas." Krista B
"The Muay Thai drills and yoga stretching cool downs are my favorite!"
"Be prepared for anything!" Dawn R.
"I've done Evolve Bootcamp for two summers (and plan to go into fall/winter this year!) I LOVE getting up at 5am to get to Shelley's bootcamp...and that says a lot :) Every workout is different and I love switching up the locations/exercises."~ Allison D.
"Shelley is a great instructor. It's a very hard workout but she can adjusts for us wimps out there too."
~ Shannon B.
" I have never been so dedicated to anything before! I can't believe I'm standing in the pouring rain doing bootcamp instead of sitting in a bar having a drink on a Friday night !"~ Chelsea R.
"Shelley is an awesome trainer. I miss her having had to move. I have never been able to find a better fitness trainer."~ Nanci C.
"I never EVER expected to find myself at a boot camp, much less enjoying it.. But, here I am, in my first week at Shelley's Evolve Boot Camp and I am absolutely loving it. Each class is a killer workout, but so fun and so motivating! I look forward to the classes and see quick results." ~ Ellen M.
"This is a truly amazing experience. You work your butt off and leave every day smiling. Shelley is amazing!" ~Vawnya N.
"I've done Evolve Bootcamp for two summers (and plan to go into fall/winter this year!) I LOVE getting up at 5am to get to Shelley's bootcamp...and that says a lot :) Every workout is different and I love switching up the locations/exercises." Allison D
"this instructor is great! highly recommend" Katie Marshall
"I've been to other boot camps, however I love this one! Shelly is so motivating. Look forward to continue in working out with her." ~ Nelsa Acevedo
" Killer workout! Without a doubt, the best way to start the day. " ~ Brian B.
"Shelley is fantastic -- motivating, positive, and always more than willing to provide modifications specific to you vs a cookie cutter factory boot camp. Rain or shine!" Lauren L.
"Shelley is awesome. If you love working out outdoors, and really sweating, this is the choice for you. Shelley is aware of everybody's capabilities and limitations. Very motivating." Rita Y.
" Happy July 4! I wanted to let you know that I'm moving back to California (just left Boston, driving cross country). I wish I had the chance to see you (and take another class) because I wanted to tell you how much bootcamp helped me. Putting myself through the workouts and finding out that I could do it gave me more confidence in myself, including the confidence to move back to CA and transition to a new career. Bootcamp also made me so much more athletic and health conscience (I had never been athletic before). Thank you!!!"~ Gen L.
" After a one-year break do to work in a different state I went back to Evolve Bootcamp and my adrenalin- and happiness-levels spiked 1,000%. I turned from couch potato back into a smiling man. Shelley rocks." ~ Chris B.
" I have been working out for years but Shelley has brought me to a whole new level of fitness. Love the outdoors, the workouts and the camaraderie. Skip the treadmill and hit the hills with Evolve...you won't be sorry. " ~ Donna C.
"It's been 2 years now and I can't think of a better way to start each day than with a morning workout with Shelley on the Common."~ Jennifer L.
"Don't think about it! Just show up to one of Shelley Devine's many Bootcamp Sessions and do what she tells you to do and you'll be loving life as you get stronger and leaner. No two classes are alike; she varies the workouts and locations. This is the start of my second year with Shelley's Evolve program; its a great thing!!" ~ Susan M
"When in my life did I ever think I'd say that I actually enjoy getting up 2 hours before I need to on a work day? I've taken bootcamp classes with other outfits, but Shelley and Evolve Bootcamp truly have a gift for challenging and motivating, while making it fun at the same time. Skip the gym - get outside and Evolve!" ~ Joe McNiff
"Go once and you will be hooked! You can feel yourself getting faster and stronger; it's addicting! Best bootcamp around. Do yourself a favor and sign up!" Sadie O.
"Evolve's work-outs are varied, challenging, and dynamic. There is equal emphasis on strength, stamina, and agility. It's a very well-rounded approach to fitness-- Shelley covers all the bases to fitness" Joyce R.
"Shelley was fantastic! My girlfriend and I had a great experience sweating it out in Jamaica Plain. I would give a resounding yes to anyone considering signing up for her Evolve Bootcamp class! " Fritz Ifert-Miller
"Awesome experience. Shelley kept me challenged and coming back for more. She encourages you without barking out orders and quickly comes up with any appropriate swaps to prevent injuries. The location is also great--certainly beats the ordinary gym workout. Definitely the most consistent I've ever been with working out."~Alex S.
I just wanted to thank you again for this boot camp. During the session, I didn't do too much distance running, but over the past couple of days I've been out for longer runs and notice a huge improvement in how strong and fast I feel! It's awesome to notice a difference like that in such a short amount of time! I had a great time being able to work out with you and our very varied group. Thanks again and keep it up!" ~ Brittany L.
"By far the BEST Bootcamp in Boston... and I've tried a few. Shelley's workouts are dynamic, motivating, educational and challenging. She mixes up the exercises and really focuses on movements that provide equivalent results to workouts I have done using machines or weights at the gym. I felt and saw results after just a few classes. Shelley really pays attention to form and demonstrates each movement and gives tips on how to do the workouts safely. I cannot think of a better way to get to know the green spaces in Boston than working out with Shelley and fellow bootcampers!” ~ Emily F.
"I never would have thought I would be *glad* to get out of bed at 6 a.m., get my ass kicked by a woman half my size and then head to work three times a week. But alas--I LOVE it. Shelley does a great job. She is the definition of tough love; she will simultaneously be your biggest cheerleader and push you beyond your perceived limits. She has a ton of energy and keeps the workouts varied and exciting each time. I am absolutely addicted and will keep coming back. " ~ Juliana S.
“I've been going to Shelley's workouts for about a month now, and they are great. There's a ton of variety, from sprinting up hills to jumping on benches to throwing medicine balls to pull-ups at the playground. It's quite lovely to workout in the morning in the public garden or on the Common - beautiful spots in the city that I don't visit often enough. And Shelley is unfailingly positive with everyone. I was in pretty good shape when I started, but I'm in even better shape now - I'm sore in a good way after her workouts, and I've lost those five last pounds that were plaguing me. Give it a shot, challenge yourself, enjoy the early morning in the heart of the city, and get in great shape!”
~ Neva C.
"I did Evolve Bootcamp this summer near Tufts University. It was great! It was nice to get a really good workout in after work. Everyone is super nice and supportive. It is also great because Evolve runs free group workout occasionally on the weekend. Overall a good experience."~ Emily T.
"Shelly is an incredible inspiration and fantastic fitness instructor - this was one of the best fitness boot camps I have ever been to and I have been to nearly every one in Boston." ~ Jennifer G.
"Yeah!! I'm excited! My abs are lookin' and feelin' pretty good... I'm going to be so buff by xmas. :) " ~ Kristina G.
"Shelley is fantastic! She is great at motivating her students and mixing up class each week. Even when it's raining I really enjoy her class. Great workout and a lot of fun!" ~ Dana F.
"Shelley's classes are always a great mix of fun and hard work!" ~ Meredith B
"Shelley is a great motivator with a fantastic sense of humour." ~ Kathleen Dickey
"Shelley, thanks to bootcamp, I shattered my expected time goal on my run today! Couldn't have done it without those workouts. Thanks :) "~ Sharon Purcell (posted on Facebook)
“I started hoping for a challenge, some consistency, and maybe new camaraderie as I made my way back to athletic endeavors from knee surgery & rehab. You/Evolve have given me that and more! I could have never made the gains in speed and endurance that I have without the workouts You design.” Sharon Purcell
"Shelley is a fabulous motivator at all times. Working out with Shelley has made me stronger physically and mentally as well as a somewhat more disciplined person." ~ Katie R.
"Shelley is the most incredible instructor: motivating, funny and just a wonderful person to be around!" Nicole K.
“If you're looking for a personal trainer, I highly recommend Shelley. I took bootcamp classes with her one summer, and I can personally attest to the fact that she makes getting an ass-kicking workout tons of fun.” ~Shanna Barrow
(posted on Facebook)
"I dropped a pant size! I'm thrilled I've been able to fit in my favorite jeans again." ~ Ayan G.
"I really noticed a difference in my fitness with all the extra cardio. I finally lost those love handles after just two weeks, it's the honest truth!"~ Diana T.
"Shelley is great, fun, and has awesome energy!" ~ Stef R.
" I have been working with Shelley since 2014 and have seen some great results highly recommend her!" ~ Aruna S.
"Shelley gives great bootcamp routines with personal attention and excellent results!!!!!!!!! " ~ Simon L.
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