I absolutely love Bootcamp style training and I want to tell you why you should join your local group! If you have been to one and have not enjoyed it, I bet the main reason was because you didn’t feel fit enough? I’m right arent I? Well that’s why you should keep at it! The instructor or other campers don’t expect you to come in and run circles round them and hardly break a sweat! That would hardly be fair if you don’t exercise often and then show up and find it easy?
So if you have been before and didn’t think it was quite for you. Give it a go for a few weeks consistently and I bet you will change your mind!
If you have never been before these are the main reasons I run a bootcamp which I have named FIT camp (Females in Training) and why you should join your local version!
Having someone to answer to means you will work that little bit harder. If you had the same workout to do at home you would start off with a great work rate but as soon as you start to get tired you would slack off. At a bootcamp the instructor is there to motivate you and get the best out of you. Don’t worry we will not beast you within an inch of your life, we want you to enjoy it, not hate it! If we can see you’re trying your best that’s all we can ask for.
Within a few sessions you will have made friends very quickly. You have all been through a gruelling workout and this will make you bond. People that sweat together tend to make friends! At FIT camp the ladies all look forward to seeing each other and they genuinely care about each other. Talking over problems they have been having with their kids or at work etc and they feel much better for chatting to someone else about it.
This might be seen as a negative to some! I am not a massive fan of the cold, however I LOVE the outdoors and as long as I am dressed appropriately I can bare it more! Yesterday we trained and our cars were frozen, the ground was icy and the grass was frosted…BRRRRRRR! We got on with it and when we were done we felt great and looked forward to the rest of the day. My ladies find it hard to drag themselves out of their warm houses to come to FIT camp on the dark evenings, however they now say they sleep SO much better and we put that down to enjoying the great outdoors.
If you attend your bootcamp at least twice a week I guarantee you will get fitter! If you were going to the gym you probably will do the same thing most times and not challenge yourself. At a bootcamp it is our job, as the instructor, to challenge and make sure that we are progressively making the exercises harder or more complex. So those exercises you thought you would NEVER be able to do soon become possible!
If you attend a bootcamp you will be surrounding yourself with people that have a healthier outlook. The instructor obvioulsly has a passion for health and this will rub off. I guarantee you will learn more about healthy eating being part of bootcamp. I share recipes on our Facebook group and home workouts for when we are not training.
The first rule of my FIT Camp is no one talks about FIT Camp…I’m kidding the first rule is to have fun! Every session we laugh and this is a big part of why people keep coming back. Each session either our warm up or our finisher is a game, it really does build confidence and trust with the members as they are laughing together. Each Monday we do “buddy” training, which means you are put with a partner and sometimes the best workout we have is our abs from all the laughing! Other types of fun are when the campers bet against the instructor so you can dish out some exercises for us if you complete a given task! One rule of mine is NEVER ask your campers to do anything you can’t do yourself!
We all have different types of stress and bootcamp is an AMAZING stress relief. I have had ladies turn up after a horrible day at work or a hair pulling out day with their kids and they leave smiling! Once you get going the stresses of your day just leave you and you end up going home a different lady!
SENSE OF COMMUNITY
This is linked to making friends, however in larger groups people tend to stick with people that they joined with but that doesn’t mean newbies are left alone. As an instructor I always put newbies with the veterans (ha ha) that have been going for a while. This way they look after and help the newer members feel comfortable. To give an added sense of communtiy we socialise on a monthly basis, this can be a meal, a smoothie a cake and a coffee or just a long walk.
YOU’LL BE HAPPY
So let’s just go over a few of the points above, you have more friends, you’re fitter, you’re having fun, you’re less stressed and you’re healthier which means you will have lost weight. So what does that mean? You’ll be a whole lot happier! Happier in yourself, means more body confidence, you will have more patience for your kids and partner as you’re less stressed. You have other women to talk about your problems and we all know how good we are at solving problems when we put our heads together!
IT’S A BARGAIN!
My final point is price. You are getting a great workout and I think the most expensive group I have come across is £10 per session. This will probably differ from area to area. I offer my sessions at £5 which is the going rate, I offer slight discount for block bookings which is the norm. If your bootcamp offers a monthly direct debit price TAKE IT! This way when it is cold or your don’t want to drag yourself off the coach you will as you have paid for it. The monthly payments are usually very cost effective and it gives you added adherance as no one likes to waste money!
There are more reasons but they are my top ten reasons to go to your local bootcamp. If you attend a bootcamp what is your main reason for going? As you can see I do not put weight or fat loss as a main reason as for me that is a added bonus which is a side effect of the above.
If you do not attend a bootcamp at the moment, book one now! Let me know how you get on.
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