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Windy City Adventure Boot Camp

Womens's Adventure Fitness Boot Camp in Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, California.

Adventure Fitness Trainer
Women's Only Boot Camp
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Women's Fitness Camp in Windy City
Your Certified Adventure Boot Camp Instructors

Carmen Buffington & Terence Powell

Owners/Certified Instructors

Carmen is an entrepreneur and experienced business owner who jumped at the chance to purchase Windy City Boot Camp from Diana O. at the beginning of 2015.  She is a NESTA certified personal trainer who married Terence in 2008 and is now a loving mother of two children in addition to running the business.

Terence is a former enlisted man and officer in the US Army and has worked as a Nike running coach and pacer for the Chicago Marathon.

Windy City Adventure Boot Camp is perfect for EVERY person.  If you are a busy parent or busy at the office you can still keep your fitness a priority everyday with this early morning work out!


Christina F.

Christina has a Master’s Degree from East Carolina University, in the field of Health Education and Promotion and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She was a cheerleader for four years and was a member of the Varsity Track and Field team as a recruited pole-vaulter. Christina is a member of the National Sorority of Sigma Sigma Sigma. She has a strong passion for health and wellness.

She appreciates the importance of teamwork and camaraderie in the group exercise setting.


Support Staff

Dr. John Spencer Ellis

Dr. John Spencer Ellis

Each week, over one million people around the world enjoy a fitness program created by John Spencer Ellis. His fitness programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and health clubs. John is the President of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching. These two professional associations have 45,000 members in 30 countries. John is on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Conference for Healthy Living, Irvine Valley College, Get America Fit Foundation, and is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. He is the author of"How Badly Do You Want It? - Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness," and a contributor to "Power of Champions." He created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp program in the world. His signature series of outdoor fitness equipment is used in communities worldwide. John has been featured or quoted in every major fitness publication, and held the post of Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine. John has been featured on NBC, CBS, PBS, SPIKE, ESPN & Bravo. He serves as an on-air expert for Life & Leisure Television and Health Journal Television with General Norman Schwarzkopf. He is the producer and host of The OC Body on The Healthy Living Channel. John is a Nautilus sponsored athlete and stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp™ & Kung-Fu Fitness™. John created the fitness program used by the U.S. Secret Service and he consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).

John has been continuing his professional education since 1987, and holds bachelors degrees in business and health science, an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He is currently completing a second doctorate in naturopathy. He has fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, self-defense, fitness kick boxing, fitness boxing, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, has completed the Ironman triathlon, and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. John was nominated for the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.