What comes to mind when you think of a boot camp class? Most think of a hard core, high intensity, killer, military style workout – tailored to the high level fitness enthusiasts. The everyday person, who is looking for a good calorie burning workout, may just run in the other direction.
Ok, yes, some boot camps are like that. But more and more boot camp style work outs are moving towards a well-rounded, for all fitness types, workout. One where each exercise performed can be modified to a simplified version for beginners and also intensified for more advanced fitness goers. A quick search on Google for “Mississauga Boot Camps” and you’ll find a variety of them, Booty Camp Fitness, Fit Chicks, Mississauga Adventure Boot Camp and of course, Fitness by the Lake. Port Credit has a wonderful fitness presence.
I know in my Mississauga Boot Camps, we have beginners working out with experts, and all feel like they’ve had a personalized workout just for them. And none have the pressure to keep up to the person next to them! And I am sure that’s not just my boot camp class, but many other Mississauga Boot Camps as well.
When people ask me whether or not a boot camp is for them, my answer every time, before even knowing their fitness level, is always the same “a boot camp class is what you put into it. If you put in the work, you’ll see the results.”
Most boot camps are designed to include internal training, performing an exercise for a pre-determined amount of time, a short rest, and repeat. This is my favorite type of training as it allows people to preform to their ability, rather than watching someone struggle through 10 push-ups, while the rest of the class has already finished. You’ll see the confidence level rise as each class goes on. Heck, as each exercise goes on!
Boot camps are all about confidence!
So is a boot camp class right for you? You have the motivation and you have the desire, YES, a boot camp is perfect for you!
Try your own interval workout:
To work your quads, glutes and hamstrings – squats are one of the simplest and most effective moves
2 minutes squats: 20 seconds of squats – followed by a 10 second rest – repeat this 3 more times.