Get A Six Pack At Boot Camp

As I drive around town, lately it seems like every intersection I come to is covered with signs advertising fitness boot camps. They’re everywhere. So, are these boot camps a good idea? Can they really help you burn off your stomach fat and finally reveal those six pack abs you’ve been trying to uncover? Well, I haven’t been to a boot camp yet, so I decided to poke around a little on the internet to see if I could find out what all the fuss is about. From what I saw, I think signing up for a boot camp could be a great idea. Like most fitness decisions, your personal goals will play a big part in determining if a boot camp is right for you.

What To Expect From A Fitness Boot Camp

There are a lot of choices when it comes to fitness boot camps, so each one will be a little bit different. You will most likely be exercising in a group setting. There are pros and cons to this, but I think the pros probably outweigh the cons. A lot of these fitness boot camps are held outdoors. This can make exercise more interesting, but it also makes you subject to the whims of Mother Nature. Some boot camps may require you to bring some of your own equipment and some may provide it for you and some use no equipment at all. If you really want to know what to expect, the best thing to do would be to contact the instructor of which ever boot camps you are considering.

What To Look For In A Fitness Boot Camp

The fitness boot camp that you should chose depends on your personality, your goals, and what makes you comfortable. Here are a few things to consider.

  1. Theme – Most boot camps that I have seen have some sort of theme. There are boot camps for women, boot camps for seniors, boot camps for new mothers, boot camps with a military style approach; the list goes on and on. When selecting a boot camp, a logical place to start is selecting a them that interests you. If you are with a group that you can relate to, in a boot camp that caters to people like you, the chances of you sticking with it and being successful goes way up.
     
  2. Instructor – If you can arrange to meet with the instructor before you signup for the boot camp, that would be optimal. Remember, anyone can stick a sign in the ground advertising a boot camp. Make sure the boot camp you sign up for is led by someone who knows what they are doing. Credentials don’t always mean a lot, but you could ask the instructor what kind of certifications and training qualifies him or her to lead a boot camp. The appearance of the instructor can also give you some hints. If the instructor is in good physical shape, there is a good chance that they know what it takes to get in shape. On the other hand, if the instructor is overweight, I would be asking myself how the boot camp is going to get me into shape if it hasn’t worked for the instructor. One other thing you could try is to ask if you could observe one of the boot camp sessions before making a decision.
     
  3. Location – Once you have selected a boot camp theme, you will have fewer location options but you should try to find something that is convenient. If it takes you a long time to get to your boot camp, it will become very easy to decide not to go. It is a personal decision, but I would recommend considering a closer location over a boot camp with the perfect theme as long as the closer location is still a good program.
     
  4. Cost – You will find a wide variety of boot camp fees out there. What you are willing to pay depends on your personal situation, but you should do your research to make sure you’re not getting ripped off. A boot camp has the benefit of a large group paying a single instructor, so it should cost you less than what you would pay for one-on-one attention from a personal trainer at a gym.
     
  5. Group Size – Working out in a group can be a great way to make exercise fun and interesting as well as providing extra motivation to work hard and stick with the program. However, if you are the type of person that wants or needs special attention from the instructor, make sure you find a boot camp that limits the number of people who can attend. The instructor should be able to give you a reasonable expectation of the anticipated group size.
     
  6. The Exercises – Find out what types of exercise the boot camp focuses on. Some may focus on strength training while others may be more geared toward cardiovascular endurance or who knows what else. If the program is not in line with your goals, you will be wasting your time and money.

Boot camps aren’t for everyone, but they may be just the thing you need to help you get your butt in gear. I think it is at least worth looking into. With a little bit of research, you should be able to find something that will work for you. Look for signs in your area advertising boot camps. Check the local papers for ads or just get online and search for your city + boot camp and you will find everything you need.

Have you already attended a boot camp? Let us know what you thought. Did it work for you? Do you have any suggestions for anyone considering signing up for a boot camp? Leave a comment and let us know.

If boot camps are too far outside your comfort zone, you might prefer a good in-home workout program. They are a great way to make a huge difference in your health and weight loss efforts and you can do them right in the privacy of your own home. Find one that peaks your interest and get started today. You won’t regret it.


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