"Drop and give me 20, soldier!" Those are words you have heard if you have ever served in the Armed Forces. You may have also heard them of late in an exercise class. Yes, in a group exercise room, a park or even in a corporate, conference center. That is because the fitness industry has adapted the one format, the one genre, the one program that anyone would feel confidant to try. It is called Boot Camp. If have been thinking of starting a boot camp class or a boot camp program, here are a few tips to ensure your "Platoon accomplishes the mission"
So, if you're walking by and hear a little "diddy", a little "encouragement" and a whole lot of motivation, no worries, it's just me leading my troops to victory!
- Always warm up your troops. Try putting your troops in formation and sing a little cadence. It makes them feel like "soldiers".
- Create workouts that build camaraderie and cohesiveness. Partner your troops up and have them work in teams.
- Create strategies to encourage adherence to your classes. Offer "encouragement" (push-ups, squat thrusts, etc.) to those who miss class or show up late.
- Always cool down and stretch your troops. Remember, flexibility is an important component of fitness.
California MANIA 2010 Boot Camp Classes:
BOOTCAMP GETS WET - THE NEW RECRUITS with Jeff McMullen
FR1K Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE® DANCE BATTLE with Lori Patterson
FR3B Friday 1:45 pm - 4:00pm
BENDER BALL® BOOT CAMP: WORKOUT FOR YOUR BODY TYPE with Leslee Bender
FR3D Friday 1:45 pm - 4:00pm
BABY BOOMER BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE® with Lori Patterson
SA3C Saturday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
BIKINI BOOTCAMP with Sara Kooperman, JD
SA3J Saturday 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
RESIST-A-BALL®: BOOTCAMP NEW! with Abbie Appel
SA4C Saturday 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
EQUIPMENT-LESS BOOT CAMP with Abbie Appel
SA5B Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HORIZONTAL BOOT CAMP with Sandra Koulourides, MS, RD
SU1A Sunday 7:00 am - 8:30 am
BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE® Team Training with Lori Patterson
SU2D Sunday 8:45 am - 10:15 am