If you like a challenging workout with no frills, a boot camp class might be just what you're looking for. A boot camp workout typically consists of high-intensity intervals of resistance exercises, spaced between short sessions of cardio. Bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, lunges and squats are frequently used, so equipment is kept to a minimum.
The goal of a fitness boot camp is to engage your whole body with an interval workout that includes cardio and weight resistance. Classic military moves mixed with sports drills and functional training will get you in shape and motivated to be the best that you can be!
"Strive for progress, not perfection."
Certifications: Primary Group Exercise Certification AFAA, Stages Cycling Certification
Favorite Exercise Moves: Push-Ups and Burpees
Favorite Indulgence: Sour Gummy Bears
"I have been teaching fitness for 33 years. Teaching fitness classes is my passion. I enjoy guiding my students through a challenging workout and inspiring them to push beyond their limits.
My classes are fun and challenging, yet appropriate for all levels. I show modifications for every exercise so that every member can feel successful. My classes are always different, so the member always feels challenged and never gets bored.
I have had members that were not able to do a single push-up when they first started my Boot Camp classes that are now able to do 25, 50, or more in a one hour class."
Boot camp exercises can be intense, but our fitness instructors know how to modify the workout to meet your fitness level with regressions and progressions.
If you've tried other boot camp workouts before and found them to be too tough, then it's possible you weren't getting enough personal attention. Let your fitness instructor know if you are just beginning to exercise, or are recovering from an injury or surgery, and we'll make sure you progress at a safe speed.
For one-on-one focus, consider making an appointment with a personal trainer who can assess your fitness level and customize a workout just for you!
For those who are made of tough stuff, there are plenty of reasons to try:
Boot camp is a fun, dynamic workout that is a good match for your fitness goals. Here are a few tips for your first day:
Tabata Bootcamp™ training is a unique and revolutionary approach to successfully lose weight and build muscle in minimal time. Ten to twenty "microburst" intervals are stacked in the 30-minute bootcamp workouts in specific sequences of different exercise movements that target every part of your body.
The 6 minute workouts also stack 20-10 intervals using just a few select exercise movements that deliver a metabolic boost. Put simply, a short Tabata Bootcamp™ workout can reap the same benefits as a longer, steady workout.
Fitness boot camps and other group fitness classes are free for Cal Fit members. All you have to do is check the schedule and show up ready to sweat!
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