As you guys already know, both Tommy & Patrick are seeing trainers to get back into shape (great work guys… totally seeing the progress!) and from the activity at our gyms in the last couple of weeks it is a good indication that Summer is just around the corner. It seems like personal trainers are the “in” thing to do this season because almost everyone I know is seeing one. Although I don’t need a personal trainer, I do see the benefits of having one specially for most people who just lack that motivation.
Ok so I can be vain at times and trust me, vanity is what keeps me motivated. We all have different sources of motivation and the key is to finding one that works for you. Sure it may be superficial but if it gets you to the gym then that’s half the battle right? I also have a certificate in fitness knowledge and personal training which I took years back when I first started working out (think 115 lbs.) to familiarize myself with my body and learn proper form and what muscles are involved with each exercise. I’m pretty good at motivating myself to weight train but my downfall is cardio, I hate doing cardio. So instead, I turn to group exercises like bootcamp which is a great way to get cardio into your fitness routine and have fun at the same time.
What is a bootcamp class?
A fitness boot camp is a type of physical training program conducted by gyms, personal trainers, and former military personnel. These programs have been increasing in popularity for the past several years. The training often combines running, interval training, and many other exercise using weights and/or body weight to lose body fat, increase cardiovascular efficiency, increase strength, and help people get into a routine of regular exercise. Many programs offer nutrition advice as well. It is called “boot camp” because it trains groups of people, typically outdoors, and may or may not be similar to military basic training.
The term ‘boot camp’ is currently used in the fitness industry to describe group fitness classes that promote fat loss, camaraderie and team effort. They are designed to push people a little bit further than they would normally push themselves in the gym alone. Boot Camps are often organized outdoors in parks using bodyweight exercises like push ups, squats, suspension training and burpees, interspersed with running and competitive games. The idea is that everyone involved works at their own pace as they team up and work towards one goal, either in pairs, small teams of three or four, or even two teams head on.
Boot camps provide social support for those taking part. This provides a different environment for those exercisers who get bored in a gym and so find it hard to develop a habit of exercise. Participants make friends and socialize as they exercise, although how strict the trainers or drill instructors in charge can be will depend on the company running the camp. Members of fitness boot camps are usually tested for fitness on Day 1 and then retested at the end of the camp, which usually runs for between 4-6 weeks.
Fitness bootcamps are often based on the military style of training. Usually held outdoors the activities include jogging, sprinting, plyometrics, push-ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, suspension training and a variety of other calisthenic exercises. An advantage of a bootcamp is that the large group dynamic will often help motivate the participants. – Wiki
I’ve started doing bootcamp classes both at my gym and one on the weekends that is organized by West Coast Fitness Solutions.
West Coast Boot Camp, Downtown Vancouver, BC
My name is Mike Dirks, I own West Coast Boot Camp – Vancouver’s most in demand fun fitness program. For the last 4 years I’ve been helping people just like you to get into the best shape of their lives.
Our Boot Camp workouts are quick, fun, inexpensive and extremely effective… and we’ll have you looking amazing in no time, no matter what kind of shape you’re in now.
With West Coast Boot Camp (Downtown Vancouver) you will:
- Have Fun
- Feel Great
- Lose Fat
- Tone Up
- Flatten your stomach
- And so much more!
It’s important to me that our campers get results fast and have a lot of fun in the process… so we vary the boot camp workouts on a regular basis to keep things fun and keep your body from getting stagnant (which is what can happen if you do the same old workout routine over and over).
And our workouts are extremely affordable so everyone can enjoy them.
When you register for West Coast Boot Camp (Downtown Vancouver) here’s what you get:
- Quick and fun high intensity Boot Camp workouts
- Our “West Coast Optimum Nutrition Plan” designed by our in-house certified Dietician… which will show you what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat it. This nutrition plan alone will practically help the fat fall right off your body.
- Personalized workout program made just for you that you can do on the days you can’t make your boot camp workout. These short and fun boot camp workouts will supercharge your metabolism and turn your body into a fat burning machine.
So what are you waiting for? Register today in West Coast Boot Camp!
Bring a friend with you to Boot Camp and receive one month FREE! Or you and your friend can split the savings and each pay half price. Call Mike today to reserve your spot 778-997-1890!
FREE Saturday Boot Camp 10:00am Downtown Vancouver!!!
Donations will be taken to raise money for B.C. Children’s Hospital
Call Mike at (778) 997-1890 to reserve your spot today!