As soon as you hear the words ‘Boot Camp’, everyone has a different perception of what the routines may entail, and images of combat training in mud and rain may flash through your mind. As an Obstacle Racer, I don’t mind that, however, I would not be subjecting clients to any unnecessary discomforts. Our definition of Boot Camp relates more to civilised morning group training, as opposed to being face down crawling through mud on a cold winters morning (although I don’t mind that myself occasionally). The training routines will vary with every session, they are designed to cater for a varied range of fitness levels and the intensity will be ultimately guided by each individual’s ability & drive. During the warmer months, where daylight is abundant, we run training sessions outdoors, as well as the occasional one indoors, however, during the colder, darker months, all sessions are inside.
I restrict Boot Camp size to a maximum of 12 participants so as to maximise safety and be able to deliver personalised instructions guidance and assistance to everyone in the group. As such, the group becomes a cohesive supporting unit and is able to train in a safe and optimal manner.
My Boot Camp sessions continue to follow the Functional Fitness philosophy where routines consist of body weight and free weight exercises, thus, allowing your body to work against gravity in a 3 dimensional plane of motion. This does not only allows for an all over body conditioning methodology, but will increase core strength, improve balance, coordination and flexibility.
Boot Camp sessions are run 3 days per week for 5 weeks: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 06:00am to 07:00am. They are designed to be progressively more intense as we progress through the program, however, participants can regulate the intensity as most routines are time based. As with any exercise routines, participant’s fitness results will be determined by their own drive and determination during the 5 week training sessions. “You will only get out of it, what you put into it”.