A Fitness Boot Camp is a great way to burn calories and get a fun and challenging workout without the high cost of a personal trainer. On average, you'll burn anywhere from 500-800 calories during an hour of boot camp! Plus, the group atmosphere is very encouraging and motivating. Our community is very welcoming and inviting so you'll feel right at home! Here's a few tips on healthy weight loss from Owner, Robyn Pettinger...
So what makes Boot Camp U different? And how does that benefit YOU?
We provide a FUN and ENCOURAGING atmosphere and welcome campers of all ages and fitness levels. We are passionate about what we do and you will notice!
We take extreme pride in educating our campers about all aspects of health and fitness including exercise form and technique, body awareness & nutrition. We want to provide YOU the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle.
We keep our groups small, which means you get a lot of PERSONAL ATTENTION and a workout fit to YOUR needs
We provide DIFFERENT and CHALLENGING workouts every time...you won't get bored and neither will your body!
Every trainer is EDUCATED and has earned a degree in the field of Kinesiology or more than 5 years of experience which means they know how to get YOU the results you are looking for! Check out the individual trainer profiles for more information
Is Boot Camp For Me?
Are you looking to be held accountable with your workouts? Are you lacking motivation and/or need a change of pace? ....THEN YES! Everyone is a good candidate for boot camp - men, women, young and old. All fitness levels are welcome and NOBODY will be left behind or asked to complete more than they are capable of doing safely. If you still aren't convinced and would like an individual and more personalized boot camp that will prepare you for the real thing, contact Robyn for more information.
What Are Workouts Like?
Our workouts incorporate all dynamics of cardiovascular and strength training exercise including: body weight strength, circuit training, resistance materials (bands, med balls, dumbbells), cardio, agility training, and balance drills and much more. Every workout will be different and you will never get bored!
Where are the Workouts?
All of our boot camp workouts are help outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the season! Check HERE for specific locations.
What Should I Bring?
One of the great things about boot camp is that not much is required. Plan on bringing an exercise mat, running shoes, a pair of dumbells you can handle (5-10 lbs), water, and a towel.
What Kind Of Results Can I Expect To See?
Within the first 4 weeks you will see an increase in strength and stamina, an increase in lean muscle and a decrease in body fat, more balance and flexibility, but most of all you will make a dramatic improvement in your physical well-being. You will have more energy, be able to sleep better, and be able to walk up a flight of stairs without being winded. On top of all this, engaging in a regular workout routine will help to reduce your cholesetrol (by increasing your HDL's), lower your blood pressure and increase your cardiovascular health.
What Results Should I NOT Expect From Boot Camp?
Dramatic weight loss. Yes, we said it. Do NOT join boot camp expecting to see a 20lb weight loss in your first 4-6 weeks. It takes time to see that kind of weight loss. You may watch the Biggest Loser and say "well, they are dropping that in ONE WEEK!" But what we must keep in mind is that these people are working out 6-8 hours per day and have a professional nutritionist on hand. For us regular people, a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week is more healthy and realistic. Also, if you have never participated in strength training before, you are bound to finally gain some muscle! Adding muscle and dropping body fat might balance each other out on the scale.......DON'T GET FRUSTRATED! Your clothes will fit better and you will have the appearance of weight loss. Just remember, a person's weight is a poor determinant of how healthy and fit they are.
How Can I Increase The Results I See From Boot Camp?
NUTRITION! A healthy balance of fitness and nutrition are essential when it comes to improving your overall health and achieving your fitness goals. Most of our trainers have a lot of experience with nutrition and weight loss. If we can't answer your basic questions, then we will point you in the direction of someone who can!
We offer a program called the 24-Day Nutrition Challenge and our campers are seeing amazing results! The best thing about this program is that it teached you lifelong healthy eating habits. Plus, you get a killer discount on your next boot camp for doing it! It's a WIN WIN!
How Will My Improvements Be Measured?
We offer a body composition assessement (which includes BMI, Body Fat % and circumference measurements) for a fee of $15 (FREE if you do the 24-Day Nutrition Challenge).
Who Are The Trainers?
Our trainers are all EDUCATED with at least a degree in the field of exercise. Two of our trainers have a master's degree in exercise physiology and all of our trainers have years of training experience. Each trainer has their own style and brings something unique to the table. Check out our trainer profile page for more information.
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