ADVANTAGES OF BOOTCAMP

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A fitness Bootcamp is a kind of group workout training strategy that is conducted by former military personnel, gyms, and personal trainers. Bootcamp workout aids in building fitness and strength through different types of exercise in almost one hour of your time. Bootcamp workout usually starts with energetic stretching and running, followed by a different high and low-intensity workout, which includes weight-lifting or objects, sit-ups, pushups, pulling rubber TRX straps, plyometrics and various types of hard workout routines. These types of exercises usually end with yoga stretching. Moreover, they are similar to Crossfit methods, which are used to increase strength and lose body fat. In addition to that, it can be helpful for people to do training regularly and boost cardiovascular efficiency. This program trains a group of people, and that is why it is known as Bootcamp.

The fitness industry used the term Bootcamp to describe group fitness classes that promote team effort, camaraderie, and fat loss. Bootcamp programs are designed to push people to do more hard training than they usually do in the gym alone. Sometimes Bootcamp is organized in parks using bodyweight exercises like squats, burpees, pushups and suspension training, competitive games, and interspersed with running. The idea is that everybody works at their own pace. So, they are grouped and work towards one goal, either in pairs, small teams of three or four, or even two teams head-on. Furthermore, fitness Bootcamp is based on military-style training, which has started changes over a period of time.

There are numerous advantages to attending the Bootcamp physical training program. Here are some benefits and advantages of Bootcamp:

1. Keep you Motivated

Bootcamp program keeps you motivated and pushes you to do more hard training then you do alone.

When you are around with the people having the same mindset, you try to do more to achieve your goal earlier. Bootcamp provides a different environment for those people who cannot develop a habit of routine exercise and who get bored in a gym. Participants socialize and make new friends as they work out together. In groups, all stay together, and no one leaves the session. In this way, they all get good results.
2. Boost Confidence

Once you complete your fitness Bootcamp class, clothes soak in sweat, muscles fatigued, and heard pounding, you will get that burst of energy and confidence when you realize what you just completed. Doing a challenging workout session boosts your self-esteem and confidence. This will also increase your motivation level when you look at yourself and realize that you have done something good for your mind and body. You feel more muscular and fit, which makes you look more attractive.

3. Rapid weight loss

On average, the fitness Bootcamp program burns 600 calories in 1 hour, which helps in rapid weight loss and achieving your goals. This means that you can get a fast and transparent start, which will make significant changes and target your body exactly where it is needed. This program burns calories more efficiently and fast. This program has been proved in many studies to burn fat rapidly and improve your muscle definition. Also, it increases workout efficiency, and you can get a cardio workout and whole-body strength workout in a one-hour session. In this way, you will eventually start feeling more comfortable by losing the weight you have carried in the past.

4. Mental benefits

Researchers proved that the fitness Bootcamp program increases the production of endorphins hormones, which can improve mood and make you feel active and happy. This Bootcamp workouts give you more energy and better sleep at night. Those who join the fitness Bootcamp program in the morning have more energy and lesser chances of stress in their life. It also improves the ability to think and reduce the chances of depression. Moreover, it is goods for your overall health and lungs.

5. Exposure to the Sun

Bootcamp workouts are outdoor workouts that involve regular exposure to sunlight, which helps in acquiring vitamin D. This ultimately results in healthy bones, better muscle functioning. Along with that, it also reduces cancer risk, lowers blood pressure, and improve brain functions. It is also valid for a better immune system and the absorption of calcium.

6. More Fun

Bootcamp is the best fun if you put all your efforts into the sessions and commit yourself to your goal. The variety of workouts prevents you from getting bored or tired as compared to the gym or other training programs. Moreover, during Bootcamp sessions, you are ready to accept the challenges to work harder. You have more motivation when you are doing the workout in a group. As you begin seeing changes in your body, you start enjoying your training sessions more.

7. Easy exercise to Learn

The exercise you do and learn in the fitness Bootcamp session can be done at any time and anywhere without equipment, so if you miss any course of your Bootcamp program, you can do it at your home or at anywhere you feel comfortable. Anyone can quickly learn Bootcamp workout.

8. Increase knowledge

Your fitness coach will guide you about everything about fitness. In this way, you learn as you train. Moreover, the coach gives you tips related to health, nutrition, and fitness, which helps you to get better, faster, and excellent results in terms of your fitness and as well as health.

9. Fit Body

Fitness Bootcamp workouts have many health-related benefits. Regular laborious physical exercise increases aerobic capacity, build more stamina, reduce the weight that leads to a healthier mind, body, and heart. It helps you get a fit body and shape. Also, this exercise enables you to lift heavy weights in your routine quickly. You always feel energized and fresh throughout the day.

10. Affordable cost

Fitness Bootcamp sessions are not much expensive than other sessions or gym membership. There are a lot of people in the sessions, and less equipment is used. Furthermore, since only one instructor is there in the Bootcamp session and is shared by all, which reduces the cost. So, if you want to look fit, you can quickly join the Bootcamp sessions to maintain a healthy life and achieve your goals at minimal rates.

 

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How to Prepare For a Fitness Bootcamp

How to prepare for a fitness bootcamp can be a challenge, especially if you have never experienced one before. This article will provide some tips to help you in that endeavor. With this insight and by follow the steps below, you will find that you are much more prepared for a bootcamp than you think!

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First of all, realize that everyone is dealing with physical limitations. It’s normal and you need to accept it. No one likes to be uncomfortable and when you are faced with problems related to this, you need to remember that this isn’t the end.
When you think about your mental perspective, it is also important that you are honest with yourself. If you do not feel up to your standards, you need to talk to the trainer and let them know. Some problems can be resolved during a bootcamp so that you can make up for it later. The only time you are not going to get the support you need is when you refuse to listen.

The key to motivation in any activity is purpose

The key to motivation in any activity is purpose. The purpose of fitness bootcamps is to provide fitness trainers with the opportunity to work with their clients. They enjoy helping people and will reward you for your commitment to fitness.
If you are not serious about commitments, or it’s too stressful, you should stay away from these bootcamps. It’s very easy to lose sight of the fact that you need to start losing weight and increase your endurance. You need to motivate yourself. Stay with it and stay focused and you will reap the rewards.
In order to stay motivated, you need to take charge of your self-motivation. If you focus on the negative, you will become depressed and fail to motivate yourself. Keep your mind open and see what you are capable of.

Think about what you want to accomplish with your life. Try to identify your passions. Use your passions to drive you. Remember, it’s all about your health and if you are healthy, then you have a greater chance of being happy.

Some people may think that this is okay, but I disagree. It’s okay to train for a fitness bootcamp, but if you are not doing it because you love it, it’s okay. You can still be happy even if you have to put in the work. You just may not be as happy.
If you get enough exercise, you will begin to gain the real power to control your health. You will become physically fit and in all likelihood, mentally strong. This is something you should not take lightly.

It is important that you decide to train. If you don’t, you are wasting your time. It’s like buying a ticket for a vacation and deciding you aren’t going to go. Get in the habit of training. That’s what will motivate you and build endurance for your program.

Motivate yourself by setting goals and working towards them. If you are going to be going through a workout program, then do it! Find a workout program that works for you and stick with it.

If you go through all of that, you will reap the benefits of your training program. You will learn a lot and have a better quality of life because of it.


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Day in the life of a residential weight loss boot camp camper

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Let’s start at the very beginning – it’s a very good place to start.

Its 6.00am on a Saturday morning and I’m standing in a queue nervously waiting to be weighed and measured to start the beginning of my journey at a residential weight loss camp called Team Bootcamp. The queue slowly whittles down and I get my turn on the scales…….. then its all over the bell rings and we are rushing to put on trainers and fill up our water bottles to the brim, funnelling outside to stand on parade and start the roll call for the first session – its now 7am!

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Day in the life of a residential weight loss boot camp camper

By 7.15am we’ve walked down to the infamous wishbone that everyone keeps mentioning (it’s a tarmac public footpath through the local farmer’s fields) and we begin the warm-up! Jogging, star jumping and squatting till everyone is just a puddle of sweat…. I’m a mix of emotions, its enjoyable, terrifying and hard all at them same time. But wait the best move is yet to come. We are about to learn the dreaded BURPEE – basically you throw yourself onto the floor in a press up position and then joyously bounce back up in a jump with a clap above your head, at least that’s how the trainer demonstrated it. I on the other hand dropped to the floor less than graciously and slowly crawl back up into a standing position. This is gonna take some work!

After a few more burpees and running to various trees and telephone poles we head back for breakfast. Session 1 is done – now FEED ME! Breakfast is a delicious bowl of fruit and berries topped off with coconut cream; there are also copious amounts of black coffee – HEAVEN! I fall onto the sofa just in time to hear the bell ring for session 2, lets see what they throw at us ey?!

battle-rope-boot-campSession 2 is a bountiful harvest of tyre flips, battle ropes, barrel carrying and yes you guessed it, burpees! My knees hurt, my arms hurt, my body hurts but I AM LOVING IT! Everyone is rooting for each other to finish the sessions, the motivational support is overwhelming. Session 2 finished. I’ve already demolished our snack of a handful of almonds and half an apple.

Onto session 3, it’s an intense HIIT class, turns out this is my favourite. Just go absolutely mental for about 20-30mins and then collapse in a heap! Of course there’s far more involved than that but I’m here for a while so we’ll get into that later…. The morning finishes with a boxing circuit!

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Lunch is served at 1.30pm its an amazing beef curry with cauliflower rice  – I’m full, I’m tired and ready to see what’s happening next!!!

Team Event keeps us moving with a hilarious game of kick tennis. Basically two teams kick a rugby ball over a net and try to catch it, if you don’t you are out!

fun-bootcamp-gamesWho knew hardly anyone can kick let alone catch (including oneself) which just made it one of the funniest belly laughing hours of mine for YEARS!

My first day at the residential weight loss camp has flown past, the day finished with another snack – hell yeah we got chicken wings! Then time was spent stretching out all of the camper’s sore, aching bodies before we all traipsed off to shower and become real humans again before a delicious dinner of chicken and green veggies.

Its only day one and I may be deliriously exhausted and ache beyond belief but I’ve never felt better knowing that I’ve finally found a place that may just help to push me to achieve what I want.

Stay tuned, peace out xoxox

By the way… here’s an old ‘Day in the life video from Lucy…’


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