Fitness Bootcamp 101


More and more, fitness boot camps are springing up across the country, mainly because they provide an inexpensive, effective and demanding way to achieve fitness goals. In many ways these organizations mimic actual military boot camps, providing a variety of different workout styles and fitness regimens that aim to motivate participants to give 110% in their workout efforts.

While not for everyone, there’s no doubt that while taking part in our classes you’ll be pushed hard, but you’ll also find the experience to be both fun and rewarding. Having a qualified instructor together with the support and encouragement of your fellow participants really contributes to getting fast and concrete results.

Fitness trainng camps are usually structured to include a lot of plyometrics combined with interval training, moving quickly from one exercise to the next. At Boot Camp Caldwell, we combine core body weight exercises and calisthenics with strength and interval training.

What to Expect

A typical fitness boot camp will take place in an outdoor environment, such as a field or park, in small groups of around 10 people. During the first meeting you will be given orientation, covering boot camp safety and rules, a fitness assessment and paperwork to fill out.

Prior to every session there will be a warm-up period of about 10 minutes, followed by a 30-40 minute workout. These workout sessions will normally consist of the follwing:

  • Push Ups
  • Lunges
  • Squats
  • Plyometric Exercises
  • Core Strength Exercises
  • Interval training
  • Squat Thrusts
  • Sprinting
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Team Competitions
  • Partner Exercises

Each training session will close with a cool down period consisting of some light stretching. Your instructor may also give an educational talk or even assign homework at this time. Periodically you will also take a fitness re-assesment in order to track your progress.

Different Types of Boot Camps

A common attribute that most reputable boot camps share is a general sense of cooperation, combined effort and support. Often this goal is achieved by creating fitness boot camps targeting potential clients with particular goals or in a certain demographic.

There really is no end to the typed of boot camps that are possible. If you, too have particular fitness goals or are interested in joining a specialized group, it’s likely that you’ll find a boot camp that will fit your criteria. Here are a few examples of the many types of specialized boot camps that are available:

  • Boot Camps for General Fitness
  • Boot Camps for Sports – For example cycling, skiing, soccer, football, etc.
  • Boot Camps for Women
  • Boot Camps for Kids
  • Senior Citizens Boot Camps
  • Boot Camps for Weight Loss
  • Bridal Boot Camps

There are definitely boot camps where the instructors behave like drill sergeants, but the majority are more encouraging than intimidating. A lot of instructors blend in techniques such as vizualization, meditation and yoga into the training.

Join Boot Camp Caldwell Today!

There’s no better time to join Boot Camp Caldwell. Simply fill out the online application and one of our instructors will be in contact with you within 24 hours to discuss your fitness goals and specific needs, as well as answer any questions that you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!