Boot camp fitness training builds strength, moderates weight, improves agility, increases speed, strength and generally leaves you feeling great – even though completely exhausted.
Boot Camp classes are instructor led circuit training and the workouts are ideal for busy people that want to acheive a high level of fitness fast. Boot camp classes aren’t new but have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. They’re designed to push you hard in similar ways to military boot camp, which is where the name comes from.
Boot Camp training is a combination of many exercises, mostly using your own body weight as resistance. Examples are push-ups, short sprints, sit-ups, burpees, squats, lunges and many more. The exercises are performed by repetition or time, moving straight from one exercise to the next. During a session there is little rest time. During a class you’re working your whole body. Your heart rate will be running fairly high and you will be burning calories at an awesome rate. A typical workout session is one hour including warm up and warm down. The intense part of typically 30-45 minutes.
This might sound gruelling, and it is if you’re prepared to push yourself hard, but mostly it’s about giving it your personal best each and every time.