RHINO BLOG

My gym helped me lose hundreds of pounds — and not an ounce of it was off my body. – by Kaitlyn Lesnikoski

Skipping all the details… my mid-20’s we’re a miserable mess. I had to move across the country and restart my life — I entered grad school and found my dream job, but I lost my entire social circle and had no idea how to navigate healthy relationships. My self esteem was also obliterated. I ESPECIALLY had no idea where to draw boundaries. I couldn’t pick out a healthy social interaction from a destructive one if my life depended on it.

Then here comes my gym. This place full of ninja equipment and barbells. This place where people asked to get to know me and cheered for me every time I hit a PR. This place where SOMEHOW everyone was smiling… even during grueling workouts. I remember when I first signed up for the gym the owner gave a speech and told the challengers… “These members, they’re my family and my positive support network — they can be yours too.” I had rolled my eyes at her entire speech, but my doubtful attitude didn’t stop the gym goers from high five-ing me for every achievement I made. I could roll my eyes for weeks, it wasn’t going to stop the athletes around me from loving on me through every work out.

What is your Spark? I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours!

What is your ‘Spark’? I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours.   I always tell new members that 15 years ago I was fat and miserable and decided to start my own obstacle course and bootcamp workouts in the park. I tell them about the personal weight loss (and...

Master Your Meal Prep

We all know that preparing our meals (before the moment we need them) is the smartest choice for reaching our goals. Nutrition makes up 80% of our results, while only 20% actually comes from our workout routine. When I sit with clients to set goals and we create a game plan, meal prepping comes up the most frequently! It’s not that we don’t understand how this could help us, or why it is so important. The disconnect lies here: the path from hitting the grocery store to putting a stack of prepared meals in the fridge is unclear.

My New Job

My new job is two-fold: I meet with every single new person who comes into Camp Rhino and I sit down with our current members for Strategy Sessions. I’m absolutely blown away by the stories I get to hear. Today I answered a phone call of a Mom who has a 14 year old...

How many treat meals will you have between now and New Years?

I used to gain around 8 lbs every Holiday season. Then it would take me almost the whole year to get it back off. But I would not get all 8 pounds off, just most of them. So every year I was a little heavier going into the holidays. The Rhino 6 Week Challenge changed...

How do I keep the weight off?

Lisa Campbell lost 100 lbs 3 years ago at Camp Rhino and kept it off. How? She used the 6 Week Challenge to develop new habits that she loved. Then, she kept doing the 6 Week Challenge over and over for accountability for a whole year. It's been almost 3 years since...

The Big Nutrition Debate!

Nutrition. Hundreds of pop-up nutrition companies have defined this word differently over the years. We have all seen the various diets and products promising the world in weight loss and performance, but what do you really need to know? Can you really have your cake...

How do you know if you’re ready for a competition?

We don't sign up for Obstacle Course Races, Boot Camp Battles and CrossFit Competitions because we are ready to compete. We don't sign up because we are in good enough shape or have been putting in the work. We are nervous, scared, and we sign up because we want to...