Boot camps have become the workout of the 21st century. No matter where you live, you will likely be able to find one in your area, at a reasonable price. Boot camps can improve your cardio, strength, flexibility; and help to enjoy a healthy, motivating, and social atmosphere.
Circuit Style Training
Boot camp sessions are usually made up of numerous different strength training exercises put together in a circuit format. For example, you may go through a set of squats, push ups, step ups, rows and crunches all in rapid succession with very little to no rest. This method of working out is a phenomenal way to increase strength while burning through hundreds of calories.
Not only can you enjoy significant fat loss while participating in a boot camp class, your heart will be pumping and strengthening more than ever. Circuit training is great way to improve overall cardiovascular health when done with the appropriate intensity. Jumping from exercise to exercise will create huge spikes in your heart rate and keep your lungs burning.
If you’re consistent with your workouts, you’ll be feeling the benefits with each and every session, so visit a boot camp to improve your cardio and keep that heart and those lungs working efficiently.
Adaptable to any Fitness Level
Boot camps attract all types of people from all types of backgrounds and with all kinds of goals. Whether you’re an elite athlete, a stay at home Mom, or a 70 year old retiree, the classes and the exercises can be modified to either increase or decrease the intensity, depending upon your ability or special requirements.
This places the onus on you as far as the intensity applied but if you’re motivated, you’ll reap the full benefits. Be honest with yourself about how hard you are actually working and really challenge yourself to push a step further.
One tip is to use the keener in class as your motivation. Choose one of the fittest participants among you and use them as a challenge to yourself. Try keeping up with them during sprints, or compare your number of push ups to theirs. Friendly competition can be used to your advantage and help pass the time during your workout. It’s a great tool to use if you plan to visit a boot camp to improve your cardio, strength and fat loss.
Enjoy the Social Aspect
Boot camps can be a great way to meet new friends with similar, healthy goals. Having a positive, like-minded support system is one way to stay motivated and on track. Not only does meeting new people at your fitness classes keep things fun and interesting, you may also find that you branch off into new activities with these newfound friends. Maybe you’ll hit it off with someone and start jogging together or take up tennis in addition to your boot camp classes. It’s just another heart healthy bonus of signing up.
Visit a boot camp to improve your cardio, strength and general all around fitness while meeting interesting people and having fun. Check out your local classes for a heart pumping, sweat inducing, fantastic workout that will improve your health while whittling your waist.[stextbox id=”grey” caption=”About the Author”]Shauna Labelle has worked with extensive demographics including a wide range of goals and requirements. She has coached men, women, children, seniors, ranging in age from 9 to 90. Shauna has incorporated her knowledge and drawn on personal experience to create programs for pre/post natal clients, professional bodybuilders, triathletes, business executives that just want to lose a few pounds, seniors that want to have the energy to play with their grandchildren and everything in between.[/stextbox]