Each person has their own unique health and fitness circumstances, and there are no quick and easy solutions that can be applied to everyone. Before getting started with the boot camp classes, it’s important to know if it’s the right path to fitness for you.
A Rundown of the Approach
The idea behind boot camp comes from the drills and exercise systems often used for physical preparation of newly recruited military cadets. However, in the context of a gym-based boot camp program, the approach is modeled more flexibly around the experience level of the participants. What the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels all have in common, however, is a total-body workout. The goal is to burn a high number of calories in a relatively short period of time while actively engaging in cardio, strength training, and more.
An Intense Group Dynamic
One thing to ask yourself when considering boot camp is whether you enjoy a solitary or group workout scenario. Many people who are accustomed to working out on their own often find that there is a dimension of motivation and even friendly competition that can help take the workout to a new level. Even if you prefer to work at your own pace, you’d be surprised how great results can be when you have others there to burn those calories with you. Another point to think about is your general workout style. Do you prefer to focus on one type of exercise for an extended period of time, or mix it up a bit? If you enjoy variety, boot camp is where you’ll find it!
Despite all the benefits of the boot camp approach, there are some factors that could rule it out for you. Depending on circumstances including pregnancy, your age, your medical history, and how long it’s been since your last intensive workout, boot camp may not be the best option for you. It’s all a matter of getting the facts and speaking to the right people. If you’re unsure, consulting with us regarding your needs and also getting an opinion from your doctor is highly recommended. There is a path to better fitness for everyone!
Are you ready to give boot camp a shot, or do you still have a few questions about the process? Either way, getting in touch with Vitality Fitness today at (587) 777-3378 is your best step towards a fitness plan that truly suits you!