Go To Boot Camp With Fitness Pros Justin and Jessica | Health
Our health interviews with our fitness professional Justin Rundle continue with a discussion on boot camps. These have become popular amongst the fitness crowd as a fun way to get in shape. But not all boot camps are equal. Justin tells us what you should expect from your trainer and what you should be paying.
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By the way, this format is also fun, competitive, and builds self-esteem. Look no further than your local north side fitness boot camp, from Justin and Jessica Rundle. Boot camps have become a recent trend in group training, whether indoor, outdoor, weekend, getaway, retreat, or at your neighborhood park.
The camps consist of well-rounded workouts. Some boot camps are themed or may have more of an emphasis on a certain exercise style, like yoga boot camps; however, all fitness boot camps should provide a reasonable training price and a great team-building workout.
A good boot camp should provide a great total body workout for all ability levels. “When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups--no exercise, aerobic exercise only, or aerobic exercise and total body weight training—they all lost around 21 pounds, but the lifters shed six more pounds of fat than those who didn’t pump iron. Why? The lifters’ loss was almost pure fat; the others lost fat and muscle.” (Adam Campbell, Women’s Health) A normal boot camp will have weight training exercises that incorporate lower and upper body lifts, core training exercises, and aerobic drills or exercises, usually in some sort of game format. A normal full body workout can have a calorie burn as long as 39 hours after the workout! Justin and Jessica Rundle are known for providing a thorough total body workout that provides variations for every ability level, yet challenging enough to satisfy even advanced athletes’ abilities.
Boot Camps are an affordable source of training. On average, for individual personal training sessions in Spokane, one can expect to pay in the range of $50/session to a high of $100/session (training costs may sound expensive, but what is the true cost of changing one’s lifestyle and health through the power of fitness and nutrition?). In contrast, for a boot camp that lasts four to six weeks and provides around eight to twelve sessions, one can expect to pay $120-300/ boot camp. The trade off is you will sacrifice your own customized personal program for the mutual benefit of being in a group setting. Group formats have their own intrinsic values.
Not normally associated with boot camps, which connote regimentation and lack of spontaneity. Group training combines the power of positive motivation from the instructor and the group. You take a group of individuals who may or may not know each other before the camp, and with good instruction, you’ll witness team bonding and the birth of an inclusive group. As the intensity of the camp increases over time so does the motivation from peers. “Everyone starts a boot camp with individual goals and usually the common theme is to improve one’s health and find accountability. The exciting aspect of a boot camp over typical training is the camaraderie that develops.
Someone misses a class, others ask why weren’t you here, we missed you, or if someone is struggling through a drill, campers will cheer and encourage one another on so the individual and group can succeed.” Examples like this are great motivators to not just improve your own athleticism, but grow as a person and become part of an unlikely team. You may not have known this group before your camp, but the rigorous drills and exercises encountered will define you as an athlete and as a whole person.
I encourage everyone to try a boot camp. Being in the company of similarly motivated participants spurs enthusiasm and work ethic. Just having accountability among participants helps form a habit of working out a lifestyle shift. This changes negative energy to positive over a lifetime. One learns to overcome limitations through physical challenges while being encouraged by the transformative power of a group.