Well hello there.
Bootcamp has begun!
Last night, I got 4 friends out for a good sweat session in the park. This morning, I had another 3. The workout was perfect and I am so excited to keep going with this. I am going to figure out a time for some sessions in London and will be posting them (I’m thinking a calendar is in order) on here and on my Facebook page, so stay tuned!
Most of the sessions will be body-weight based and will incorporate cardio/strength work all in one. I kind of try to get people to do things they COULD do on their own but WOULDN’T. That’s the point of coming out: to get out of your comfort zone and to push yourself so you see some changes and feel stronger/invigorated. And if you make some friends along the way, that’s awesome too!
The first workout I wanted to have time to introduce proper form for some exercises and I think I did a good job of setting up a challenging but manageable workout that gave me the flexibility to show people the basics from the get go.
Warmup: jogging, shuffling, criss crossing, lunging, and sprinting between cones + stretches
Workout: (after proper form demonstration) 3x through with different variations
60 seconds mountain climbers
50 lunges (forward, reverse, walking)
40 squats (basic, plie/sumo, jumping)
30 situps (basic, leg raises, V ups)
20 pushups (basic, wide grip, close grip)
1 minute plank (forearm, extended, up/downs)
This took about forty five minutes and was enough to challenge people and to get a couple of grunts and sighs but not so much that they’ll be scared off! I have no problem posting my workouts since I am doing this for fun — I am charging $5 for a session so if people want to do the workouts on their own because they don’t want to pay or can’t make it, that’s great! I think the best part of it, though, isn’t that I can come up with something fancy or uber challenging or exciting but it’s that we are working out together in the park and I’m there to help through the exercises and to ensure that you’re doing things correctly and finding a challenge for yourself! I’d say that’s worth the cheap and cheerful going rate, wouldn’t you?
It’s been two years since my last outdoor bootcamp and I can’t describe how excited I am to be running these sessions again. Even if only one person comes out to them (and if I get to the point where I have to recruit my mom, so be it!) it’s worth it. I love this!
Have you ever done an outdoor bootcamp? What’d you think?
Do you like group workouts?
Let me know if you try the workout — was it tough? How’d you feel after?