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Thoughts on Tommy Europe’s Shred Bootcamp

- February 25th, 2011
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Posedown with Tommy Europe after his Shred Bootcamp at World Health in downtown Edmonton. (Sun photo by Laura Pedersen)

Random thoughts on Tommy Europe’s Shred Bootcamp on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at World Health in downtown Edmonton:

• Tommy is uber-ripped! The Slice TV star and former CFL defensive back is certainly walking the talk.

• He’s a genuinely nice guy. Adjectives that spring to mind include: down-to-earth, charismatic, classy, confident and funny.

• Women sure love Tommy! There were only about five of us guys in a group of about 100. I’m happily married, but Tommy pointed out that the odds were good for the males — about 20 to 1!

• The workout room used for the bootcamp was way too cramped and crowded. That was the only negative in a supremely positive experience. Maybe Tommy will take his bootcamp outdoors when he returns to Edmonton in the late summer.

• I’d like to do his bootcamp again — even though I was sore from head to toe for three days afterwards.

• I shouldn’t be so amazed, but Tommy’s Shred Bootcamp is proof positive that you really don’t need any equipment for a stellar workout. Tommy put us through a tough full-body resistance workout without any barbells, dumbbells or fancy fitness gadgets. We simply used our bodyweight and good ol’ gravity.

• Tommy plays a no-nonsense drill sergeant on TV, especially when he pulls out his megaphone. But he was extremely supportive and encouraging on Sunday.

• In a post-bootcamp tweet to me the next day, Tommy wrote: “It all starts by moving a little more every day. Before you know it, you will be on the right path. You did great!” Thanks, Tommy!

Click HERE to see video of me struggling through the bootcamp, which was shot by Sun photog Laura Pedersen.

Tommy Europe’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. MT on Slice.

About Tommy Europe

Tommy is one of Canada’s most sought-after personal trainers and a former CFL and NFL player, known for his no-nonsense military style approach to weight loss and nutrition as host on Slice’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp. He’s the fitness coach people love to hate and women love to watch. On his show, Tommy helps men and women get into shape before a special event through his intense training regime and by ransacking their cupboards to eliminate all sugar and fat.

Visit http://www.tommyeurope.tv.

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I survived Tommy Europe’s Shred Bootcamp … barely

- February 23rd, 2011

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The video of yours truly sweating, heaving and jiggling through Slice TV star Tommy Europe’s punishing Shred Bootcamp is now online.

It ain’t pretty.

But that’s OK. No pain, no gain — right? (Three days later and I’m still sore.)

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Click HERE for the video, which was shot by Sun photog Laura Pedersen on Sunday, Feb. 20 at World Health on Jasper Avenue.

Tommy Europe’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. MT on Slice.

About Tommy Europe

Tommy is one of Canada’s most sought-after personal trainers and a former CFL and NFL player, known for his no-nonsense military style approach to weight loss and nutrition as host on Slice’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp. He’s the fitness coach people love to hate and women love to watch. On his show, Tommy helps men and women get into shape before a special event through his intense training regime and by ransacking their cupboards to eliminate all sugar and fat.

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Clash of fitness titans?

- February 14th, 2011

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So I asked Tommy Europe — the no-nonsense host of Slice TV’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides — if he’s going to go easy on me this Sunday.

There was a millisecond of silence on the other end of the phone. Then Tommy started laughing.

Not the response I was expecting.

“Well,” I continued (once the laughter subsided), “maybe what I need is a good kick in the pants.”

Tommy replied in agreement: “It’s good for you.”

We’ll see.

Tommy, of course, will be in Alberta this coming weekend for a pair of Shred Bootcamps.

I’ll be at World Health in downtown Edmonton on the afternoon of Feb. 20, when the former CFLer pulls out his megaphone and proceeds to put me and about 100 other gluttons for punishment through our paces.

“I’ll be barking orders and pushing people along,” Tommy promises.

“The main thing that I wanted to do with Shred Bootcamp is show people you can use bodyweight and it’s still resistance training. And you’re going to see different ways you can push your body and the tempo that you can work at and you’ll surprise yourself.”

The full-body workout will last about an hour.

Tommy hinted I will likely have to bust out the Rub A535 muscle relaxant afterwards.

“You’re going to be kinda sore after a few days,” he says with a laugh.

I’m not liking that devilish laugh.

“But it’s going to be a lot of fun,” he added.

Yeah, for him.

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Fitness guru to kick Alberta butt

- February 12th, 2011

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The good news: Tommy Europe, the no-nonsense drill sergeant and host of Slice TV’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides, is coming to Alberta next weekend.

The bad news: If you haven’t already signed up for one of his kick-butt bootcamps, you’re out of luck. His Calgary and Edmonton Shred Bootcamps are both sold out!

• SHRED BOOTCAMP Calgary

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

The Athlete Factory

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• SHRED BOOTCAMP Edmonton

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

World Health on Jasper (10303 Jasper Ave.)

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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Don’t despair if you’re not in Alberta.

Tommy assures me that his popular SHRED BOOTCAMP will also be visiting Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and the Maritimes this year.

Work out with Slice TV’s Tommy Europe

- January 16th, 2011
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Tommy Europe looking buff as usual. (Photo courtesy Slice)

Edmonton, prepare to get shredded!

Tommy Europe, the no-nonsense drill sergeant and host of Slice TV’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides, is bringing his SHRED BOOTCAMP to Alberta’s capital next month.

Join Tommy at World Health on Jasper Avenue on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 20.

I plan to be there myself for one heckuva throwdown!

Here are some details from the publicity co-ordinator for Toronto-based Lifestyle Channels:

SHRED BOOTCAMP is designed for you to work at your pace. No one will be left behind in the class; and no one will be waiting, we’re all gonna work hard! Tommy uses both low- and high-impact techniques to ensure safety, and promote efficient and effective workouts. SHRED BOOTCAMP is ideal for ALL fitness levels from beginner to advanced, so put your “game face” on, and get ready for an amazing experience.

The schedule for Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, will be as follows:

• 1:30 p.m. — Registration will open

• 2:00 p.m. — Q & A / Meet & Greet will begin

• 2:30 p.m. — SHRED Bootcamp will start (The workout will be about one hour long)

Where: World Health

10303 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3N6

(780) 426-1389

The new season of The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. MT on Slice.

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About Tommy Europe

Tommy is one of Canada’s most sought-after personal trainers and a former CFL and NFL player, known for his no-nonsense military style approach to weight loss and nutrition as host on Slice’s The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp. He’s the fitness coach people love to hate and women love to watch. On his show Tommy helps men and women get into shape before a special event, through his intense training regime and by ransacking their cupboards to eliminate all sugar and fat.