Forest Vance here, owner of FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training.

I’m writing this message to you today because I want you to know that there IS a simple solution to your fitness frustrations.

But first, I want to quickly tell you about my own fitness journey – because I can relate to where you’re at!

See, back in my football days, I was in top shape.

After a great college career and a ‘cup of coffee’ in the NFL, it was time to move on.

The transition was pretty smooth – except from a personal fitness standpoint. Long story short, I ended up at about 310 pounds:

I remember feeling so freakin’ fat – so out of shape, and different from my former athletic self – it was just flat-out depressing.

It was the picture above, in fact, that ultimately triggered my transformation.

Thing was, I knew how to train like an athlete, to get into football shape – but I had no idea how to train “regular folks” for weight loss and general health.

I spent hundreds of hours studying – and hundreds more testing various methods on myself – to figure out the best, most effective, and most time efficient methods to lose weight, trim my midsection, and take the ‘pain’ out of dieting.

I ended up losing 64 pounds over the next 7 months – and this experience ‘kick started’ my personal training career.

I’ve now got a decade of experience in the fitness industry, multiple nationally accredited personal training certifications, and a Master’s Degree in Human Movement.

And I’ve helped thousands of training clients just like you lose weight, strip belly fat, and learn to eat correctly.

So …

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  • If you’re discouraged with the lack of results you’ve seen from fitness programs you’ve tried in the past …
  • If lack of motivation is holding you back from reaching your fitness goals …
  • If you’re still struggling to find a diet that actually works …


FVT boot camp and personal training can help.

All of my Sacramento boot camp and personal training programs feature:

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  • Top-Notch Instruction – You won’t be one of those people wasting their time using unsafe – and ineffective – exercise form. We’ll show you exactly how to do each exercise, safely and correctly.
  • Fun – Our workouts are not only effective, they’re fun! We’re constantly mixing things up to make sure you get great results AND never get bored.
  • Motivation – Every single time you come in for a workout, we’ll MOTIVATE you … so reaching your fitness goals will be easy! All this in a very encouraging a positive environment – no yelling and screaming 🙂
  • Contact and follow-up – We’ll follow up with you – with frequent email updates, workouts to do at home, nutrition tips, and more – to keep you motivated between training sessions.
  • Support – We’ll give you the physical, mental, and emotional support you need – a CRITICAL part of the process (and in fact, one of the top reasons people quit their fitness program.)
  • A gentle push (when you need it) – Not everyone is feeling 100%, all of the time – even the best of us. We’ll GIVE you that push, when you need it – to make sure you get a great workout, EVERY time.
  • Guidance – Just show up – and we’ll get you one of the best fat-burning, muscle-toning workouts around. No more trying to figure out what to do on your own.
  • Accountability – We’ll make sure you show up to your training sessions! And showing up is half the battle …


Watch this video to get a feel for what we offer at the FVT Studio:

Now, I have several different program options depending on what you’re looking for, including both personal and group training … if you’d like more details about any of my programs, I’d love to chat for a few minutes with you over the phone to get a little better idea of exactly what your goals are. At that point, I can better explain the different program options I offer and set up a free trial session if you’re interested.

Click the link below to fill out the contact form and I’ll get back to you ASAP

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Erik Dropped 60 Pounds and 16% Body Fat

[testimonial1 author =”Erik D.”]”Growing up I never thought I’d get into shape. My defeatist attitude combined with sheer laziness made me pack on the pounds over the years. With my 30th birthday approaching I decided to make a change – and I’m so glad that I did! I changed my diet and lost a bit of weight and then I discovered Forest’s studio.

I’ve lost 60 pounds, dropped my body fat percentage from 30% to 14% and have changed my life forever. He is attentive, supportive, tough enough and doesn’t let me get away with cutting corners on my technique! What I love about working out is how it has impacted my everyday life. Now I feel energetic, vibrant, STRONG and happy. If you have ever thought that you were the type of person who couldn’t get into shape, call Forest now!”[/testimonial1]

Melanie Lost 68 Pounds in Less Than 6 Months

[testimonial1 author = “Melanie A”]”From late September 2008 to the middle of February 2009 I lost 68 pounds. I have had over 15 people not know it was me they were talking to recently. I think that says a lot. This has been the best thing for my health and happiness. I decided to stop the excuses and start caring. Let today be the day you care enough. Just do it!”[/testimonial1]


Mark Blasted His Fat Loss Plateau with Kettlebells

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[testimonial1 author = “Mark”]“About a year and a half ago I started getting back into fitness and try to get myself fit. I was at about 230 and I was pretty out of shape. In my college days I was in pretty decent shape and I wanted to try and get back. I had a new baby on the way and I wanted to try and get back into shape so I started doing a little dieting on my own.

I started doing some bodybuilding type exercises in my garage. I tried to set up a little garage gym with some dumbbells and a weight bench. I got myself down to about 190 and kind of getting back into shape and started to do a little bit of running. But then I started to get bored and I had kind of hit the wall and I wasn’t saying any more progress.

A friend of mine had been working out with Forest and seeing some results and mentioned that Forest had a kettlebell class. So I said, “okay, that sounds interesting. I’ve never seen these kettlebells before but anything that can be described as a cannonball with a handle, I’m going to check that out.”

So I signed up for the kettlebell class. It was a six week class and it kicked my butt every class but I loved it. It burned me out, I was tired but I felt great and I was excited about my workouts again. The other things about the kettlebells is that I ordered a couple and it was a workout that I could do at home. So it was easy. No excuse to not work out.

So I’m working out with kettlebells at home, getting the strength but also getting the endurance. Getting blasted and I started seeing myself losing weight again. I’ve been working out with the kettlebells, doing a little more running. I’ve actually signed up with Forest and we did some one-on-one training for awhile and Forest helped me get my strength up a little bit and showed me some more workouts that I could do at home. Also some variations on the workouts with the kettlebells at home, integrating some of the things that I had been doing.

Here I am today down between 165 and 170. I’m never bored with my workouts because I can always switch it up. I know that I have a wide variety of things that I can do at home if I can’t make it to the gym. I’m always able to mix it up and keep it fresh.”[/testimonial1]


Eddie and Denise Lost 62 Pounds of Fat and Gained 14 Pounds of Muscle in Less Than 4 Months

[testimonial1 author = “Eddie E”]”Prior to meeting Forest and using his training system, I did mostly your typical ‘bodypart split’ – type of workout – I devoted one day per week to work my chest, a day to work my legs, etc. In the past, I never had any real specific direction or plan for my workouts – I just sort of showed up. Not surprisingly, I never really got the results I was looking for.

These new workouts are like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I’m able to work my entire body in an amazingly short amount of time. I’m very happy with the progress that Denise and I have made so far.”[/testimonial1]

[testimonial1 author = “Denise E”]”I actually didn’t see results on the scale as quickly as I expected to in the beginning, and in the past would’ve given up too easily. I knew how to eat healthy so I thought I was fine and I can be a bit hard headed sometimes … however, with Forest’s suggestions, I was finally able to nail down my diet, and when I did, everything started coming together and I got the results I was looking for.

The thing I enjoy most about these workouts is the amount of variety involved. The exercises, amount of sets and reps, and weight I use are constantly changing so I never get bored. Also, the results I’m getting now are as good or better than when I was working out two hours a day, six days per week. These workouts never take longer than 45 minutes. Thanks Forest!”[/testimonial1]


Jimmy Lost 15.4 Pounds and 8.17% of his Body Weight in 30 Days

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[testimonial1 author = “Jimmy B”]”Pretty much about a year ago my wife and I had a baby and I had previously lost a sizeable amount of weight and I started gaining. It’s just you put watching the kid over eating a lot of the time. So I gained some weight and before I knew it I was close to 190.

As soon as I found out about it (the FVT 30 Day Rapid Fat Loss Challenge), I said, “I got to sign up for it and I’ve got to be committed.” I came four times a week and on the days I wasn’t here I was working out. I took one day off, I think that was suggested.

My number one tip would be basically be – on days when I didn’t feel like I got the best workout as long as the eating was right that’s what made the difference.”[/testimonial1]

Zack Lost 38 Pounds in Three Months

[testimonial1 author = “Zack”]”I decided to start training at the Forest Vance Training Center because I was unsuccessful with my own efforts at losing weight and getting into better shape. I had always been overweight. Even with a very physically demanding job and my own workout program I was still maintaining a body weight around 255 pounds. This was due to poor diet, eating at the wrong times, skipping meals and inconsistency with my exercise. I needed the help of a professional who could guide me to a healthy and appropriate training program and diet. I also needed an extra boost to keep me motivated and consistent with my exercise, an added bonus of the boot camp group style workout.

I have been training under Forest’s guidance for about three months. I do three FVT Boot Camp sessions per week supplemented with cardio and light weight training at home about four times a week. I have followed Forest’s easy to follow guide to healthy eating by consuming only lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates from the provided sample list and of course proper hydration. I still have cheat meals and enjoy the foods I love, just in moderation.

In the three months I have been training under Forest’s guidance I have lost 38 pounds. I have reduced my measurements by a full pant and shirt size. I am lighter, faster, stronger and have more endurance since beginning my training at FVT. I can finally do an unassisted pull-up and I recently ran eleven miles at a 12 minute mile pace. I am in the best shape of my life and am doing things I never thought I could do, thanks to Forest’s expert guidance.”[/testimonial1]


Nichole Lost 15 Pounds and 7.72% of her Body Weight in 30 Days

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[testimonial1 author = “Nichole”]”I came into this (the FVT 30 Day Rapid Fat Loss Challenge) really focused on getting healthy. So I completely changed my diet and I did follow a lot of Forest’s meal plan suggestions.

I really committed to the workouts and on days – like I said, I have a daughter so I can’t always get to the gym, but on the days that I couldn’t I would do Forest’s little suggested workout at home. I also did a lot of running. I did a seven mile run in Davis two or three weeks ago so I incorporated that.

I was just really committed – I had a number, 15 pounds in my head when I started and so I was just really focused on getting there.”[/testimonial1]

Keith is a Kettlebell Convert!

[testimonial1 author = “Keith M”]I used to always go to the gym and use machines, but would always hurt myself … and the worst was when I would do squats in that machine where you add weight – I would always hurt my knee! So I quit going and gave up.

I have never had that problem with kettlebells … with kettlebells I can do squats and swings and it strengthens my legs and I don’t have problems with my knees.”[/testimonial1]

**You can LISTEN to Keith’s full testimonial by clicking the ‘play’ button below**

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Andrew Lost 33 Pounds and 10.5% Body Fat in Five Months

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[testimonial1 author = “Andrew”]”With Forest my main goals were to lose some weight, get my bodyfat down and gain strength.

Since I started with Forest I’m down in weight from about 211 pounds to 178, my bodyfat went from 25% to just under 15% and my good cholesterol and bad cholesterol numbers reversed themselves.

I do classes at Forest’s gym once or twice a week where we do high intensity cardio with some strength training and then at home I use what I learned here and with private sessions with Forest doing kettlebell workouts and just straight cardio.

“My favorite exercise is anything with the kettlebell. It’s an extremely explosive feel-good-at-the-end in an extremely short amount of time”[/testimonial1]

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Thanks for reading, train hard, and talk soon –

Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Coach and Russian Kettlebell Challenge Instructor
Owner and Head Trainer, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training

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PS – At FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training, we’ll help you burn fat, get fit, and challenge your body at every workout. And you’ll do it under the supervision of our highly qualified fitness coaches.

PPS – Look … I know you’re frustrated … and I know you’re looking for a fitness solution that actually works. I’ve helped thousands of folks like you lose weight, tone their bodies, and get into better shape than they ever thought was possible … and I want to help you, too!

PPPS – Don’t take my word for it – see what others have to say about the results they’ve achieved with our boot camp and personal training programs. You can see their testimonials above, right on this page. Then contact me today to schedule your free Test-A-Trainer session!

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