The warm weather has arrived and this Bikini Boot Camp by Des and Jackie is ready to help you get fit for Summer!
Desiree Siegfried and Jackie Parr met while filming “The Bachelor.” Desiree went on to become “The Bachelorette” and Jackie went on to search for love on “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Since their time on “The Bachelor,” these girls have become very close friends. They have teamed up to bring you a great Bikini Boot Camp! Along with the Boot Camp, you can also join their DietBet which starts May 29th. DietBet is a great motivational tool where you can win money for losing weight! The cost is $25 to join. Whoever loses 4 % of their body weight in 4 weeks gets to split the pot of money. Here is your chance to be a part of this exciting fitness opportunity! Head here for more information and to sign up for this DietBet today.
We are very excited that Desiree and Jackie answered some questions for us about their friendship and their Bikini Boot Camp.
upfrontNY: You were both on the same season of “The Bachelor.” When you were on the show, did you form a close bond?
Desiree: We definitely became quick friends. There were a lot of friendships and groups forming among the girls in the house, but Jackie and I shared similar interests that built a bond. Along with Kacie, we would work out together whenever we had the chance to which was fun.
Jackie: Desiree and I definitely formed a close bond during filming for the show. We were lucky to have a great group of girls on our season, but we became great friends pretty early on
upfrontNY: It is often said that “Bachelor Nation” is well connected, or, a family. Do you find that to be true.?
Desiree: We all go through the same, rare, and interesting process on the show(s) so there is an instant connection with everyone, even if we have never met. It is a family, where we support one another and keep close friendships due to that.
Jackie: In a lot of ways I do think that Bachelor Nation becomes part of a family. You’ve all gone through this crazy adventure that nobody else can really understand, so it’s easy to make connections with other cast members and form life long bonds. Everybody is so spread out that a lot of times you’ll meet a previous cast member who lives close to your hometown and form friendships that way as well.
upfrontNY: You have teamed up for an 8 week Bikini Boot Camp. How did you decide to team up for this great idea?
Desiree: Jackie has always been into fitness and I have always been an advocate for healthy living and exercise so it just made sense to pair up for a series that women would love. We both bring a different spectrum to the workouts and so it was fun to collaborate on this.
Jackie: When Des asked me to start writing a fitness piece each week for the blog I was so excited! Originally, doing a series was her idea. When we were filming our season we were running/workout buddies, so this is something that we’re both interested in. We figured, why not collaborate and give readers something to really motivate them to stay healthy and feel great!
upfrontNY: What motivates you to get fit?
Desiree: Honestly, it’s about feeling good for me. When I’m active and consistently working out, I feel like my best self and that is all the motivation I need.
Jackie: My motivation to stay fit comes from the way it makes me feel inside and out.
upfrontNY: Summer is around the corner, do you have any big summer plans?
Desiree: We have a few weddings to attend and some special events but other than that Chris and I are looking forward to exploring more of Seattle this summer. ;)Hike more, explore more, adventure out more and enjoy where we live.
Jackie: Summer is finally here! I think this summer will pan out to be much more low key than last yearI’m hoping to make a move to the west coast of Florida and take some opportunities to visit with my family up in North Florida a bit more!
upfrontNY: What do you want people to know about your boot camp and why should they sign up?
Desiree: The boot camp is free and available on my site (www.DesireeHartsock.com) so no need to sign up. All of the workouts we have put together can be done at home which is first and foremost the best part about it. Especially for those that haven’t worked out in quite awhile, the gym can be a scary place. Also the workouts get the body and muscles warmed up each week so that they are working the way they should on the body, rather than heading straight into positions and exercises that aren’t obtainable. It’s a great way to get in bikini shape in the comfort of your home.
Jackie: The main thing people should know about our boot camp is that it was created so that anybody can accomplish these workouts in the gym, at the house and even on the go. We really wanted to target a variety of people so even the stay at home mom can get a quick workout in. We’re all about promoting a healthy lifestyle. We don’t expect everyone to perfect each workout every time they attempt them. If you’re following the weekly posts you will see progression in your workouts and in the way you feel!
upfrontNY: How do you motivate and inspire each other?
Desiree: Jackie is a fitness pro- just look at her. Her motivation to make it to the gym and stay active motivates me to do the same.
Jackie: Des and I will talk about our workouts every now and then and share our favorite healthy meals from time to time. We both have our own workout techniques, so comparing them is really motivating not only to stay on track, but also to try new things which keeps workouts exciting!
upfrontNY: Who are your fitness inspirations?
Desiree: My fitness inspirations are athletes that prove that the body is meant for so much more than junk food and tv marathons. We are meant to move and be active and athletes possess that natural discipline that I look up to.
Jackie: My personal fitness inspiration is Amanda Adams. I love the way that she promotes balance while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s not about depriving yourself of yummy foods or working out 7 days a week for 2 hours at a time. It’s about feeling good in your own skin while living life to the fullest!