New workouts and fad fitness classes seem to come and go and almost pop up overnight. Every week there seems to be a new trendy workout, but sometimes sticking with the basics is the best way to go.
Bootcamps for weight loss
Bootcamp challenges every muscle in your body. This style of training impacts on each and every muscle in your body, continually challenging you and encouraging your body to adapt (get fitter, get stronger, increase tone and reduce body fat). By constantly moving for 45 minutes, your body has little time to rest, therefore your burning hundreds of calories, burning body fat even when you stop. It’s a way to challenge your body and mind into doing a workout.
It’s for the strong, the weak, the fit, and the not so fit. There is no discrimination, as long as you have the will to finish what you started, we will get you there in a supportive team environment and the benefits of boot camp are astonishing.
What makes boot camp workouts so unique is that they focus on total-body functional training. Exercises that are designed to work the upper and lower body and core, providing a comprehensive workout. Traditional gym workouts use weights and machines which may improve strength, however functional training prescribed at Boot Camp better prepares the body for real life day to day activities like climbing stairs, lifting groceries and daily life activities. You’re learning to carry your body around, not a bunch of weights. Boot camp workouts are a fun, effective way to train your entire body.
Outdoor Fitness Boot Camps are a great way to torch calories. At first, it’s challenging, but once the sweat starts to pour down your face, you realise the combination of the resistance-based training along with cardio and constant repetitions is doing your body a favour. You can expect to burn between 400-500 calories during a 45-minute Boot Camp. By doing high-intensity intervals of strength training, mixed with bursts of cardio, gives you a total body workout and torches body fat.
Cardio and Weights
Most classes involve using your body weight, some joggings, kettlebells, power bags, battle ropes and boxing kit for variation. In a 45-minute boot camp, you’re getting your cardio fix as well as toning your muscles with strength training. That’s a bonus for those who dread doing cardio because even though the cardio element might be shorter than what you’re used to doing on your own, the intensity is at a higher level that will maximise your results.
Once you finish your first boot camp, heart pounding and muscles fatigued, you’ll get that burst of energy and confidence when you realise what you just achieved and completed. Getting through a challenging workout builds confidence and self-esteem. It’s a great sense of satisfaction when you can reflect on the session and realise that you just did something so good for your body and mind.
If you are someone that finds it difficult to motivate and push yourself to get the physical results you want or struggles to get off the couch and down to the gym, boot camps are definitely for you. Boot Camp is designed to get the best out of you and give you the opportunity to train along with other like-minded people who are feeling what you’re feeling. As your trainer, my main goal is to motivate and push you to your limits, while ensuring you are not at risk of injury. Additionally, Boot Camp will provide variations of exercises to accommodate your personal fitness level along with motivational music, which helps prevent boredom and staleness. We like to have some fun but get the work done!
Never a Dull Moment
Yes, let’s face it, it’s easy to get bored with a daily fitness routine, especially when your clocking in 35-45 minutes on the cross-trainer or treadmill staring at the wall ahead of you and hoping each minute goes by faster than it actually is. A Bootcamp workout is never boring. You’re constantly challenged moving between exercises, which doesn’t leave time for thoughts about how much time you have remaining or what you forgot at the grocery store. Time goes by quickly. Before you know it, you’re done and dusted!
Exercising can take a great deal of self-motivation and determination and is the number one reason that so many people stop going to the gym after only a few months because no one is keeping them accountable. On the other hand, Boot Camp workouts are medium-large size group workouts, and interaction and engagement are promoted, This social aspect keeps us as individuals accountable, and also promotes friendships with like-minded people who want to get fitter and healthy together!
Losing weight is what many people go to the gym for, however, the conditions in boot camp workouts promote higher levels of calorie burning. Switching between strength and cardiovascular exercises keeps your metabolic rate highly responsive, elevated and engaged long after the workout is over, assisting you to burn calories even hours after you leave the gym. Some of the benefits of the style of training include:
- Reduction in Cortisol Stress Hormone
- Increase in Anti-Ageing Hormones
- Burns Calories Up to 72 hrs
- Increases Lean Muscle and Tone
With the strength building component in Boot Camp Workouts, this leads to more calories being burned and a greater change in body composition. Overall, if you’re looking for an effective way to lose weight, build lean muscle and get better at moving in life, there’s nothing quite like a boot camp class.
As with any workout, the release of endorphins provides our bodies with a real energy boost. After you finish a 45-minute Boot Camp, your blood pumping and heart rate elevated, those endorphins will improve mood and dispel stress hormones from your body, leaving you energized and excited for your next workout. You’ll experience improved mental clarity and an elevated mood as a result of boot camp workouts.
Research proves that a lack of accountability is one of the leading causes for a person to quit their fitness regime’.
Group training like Boot Camp is proven more likely to keep you accountable and engaged when pursuing your health and wellness goals. It’s a lot easier to justify skipping a workout to yourself than it is to a larger group of people that you’re on a journey with. If you miss a class, there are going to be 10-20 people asking ‘where you were?’. This is because the people and trainer you train with, are dedicated to improving your health and well-being, and seeing you achieve through keeping you accountable for attending classes.
Guidance & Expertise
As a trained and experienced fitness professional, I provide you with guidance and knowledge to keep you safe but push you when needed. I provide effective and safe exercise for all levels of fitness, from beginners to advanced – No one gets left behind. I ensure all important components of a Boot Camp workout are included such as warm-ups, mobilisers, cool-downs and flexibility, aspects that are unfortunately often ignored when training alone.