Earlier this summer my friend Luz started raving about this boot-camp that she started, she was going on about how good she felt. When I heard that it started at 5:30 am, I said thanks for inviting me, but no. Luz was persistent and being significantly out of shape, I enrolled. For the month of July I got up in the wee hours of the morning, dressed in darkness and made my way down to Lake Merritt in Oakland for squats, weights and jogging. The first week was difficult, but I have to say, I lost 2.5 pounds and most importantly feel healthier and stronger. Monday, I will start my second session and I now feel comfortable plugging Oakland Adventure Boot Camp. (http://www.oaklandbootcamp.com) I have a gym membership and I have to say I never go. When I am on a machine I will take my towel and cover the display screen in hopes that the time will go by quicker, but it never does for me. When I arrive at 5:30 to camp it is dark and I get to see the sun come up and somehow an hour goes by a bit faster outside. Trainers Anna and Jennie run a women only camp and coach you at all levels. Oakland Adventure Boot Camp is the third boot camp that I have tried, and this is the first time that I enrolled for a second session!