Next »

New Ideas For Designing Fitness Boot Camp Workouts

blog post



Designing and delivering a kick a** Boot Camp Workout EVERY class could be a challenge. You need to constantly be mixing up your workouts to keep things fresh and exciting for your campers, as a boot camp instructor.wandsworth fitness

Below are a few ideas you might want to consider when making your workouts:

1. Use Tabatas and Interval Training. Getting campers results is critical in your success as being a boot camp, and interval training workouts will probably do the job faster. Try some combined Tabatas like squats for your first 20 seconds, rest 10 sec, and mountain climbers for the upcoming 20 seconds. Keep alternating for the whole set. You can also do a double Tabata (to back for 8 minutes total! )fitness boot camp 

2. Use timed workout sets. Take 3-4 different exercises and possess campers complete as many rounds as they can (with proper form) in a certain amount of time. For example: Have your campers perform: 8 push-ups, 8 reverse lunges per side, and 8 burpees as many times as they can in ten minutes. Everyone will finish simultaneously which will motivate your boot campers to operate even harder! If you keep track of their rounds and then do the same workout 4-6 weeks later, this is also great to measure progress.

3. Use "Rounds" in your boot camp workouts. Give your campers a circuit of exercises and possess them perform as soon as possible (with good form) for the designated number of rounds. Example: 3 rounds for time: ¼ mile run, 25 walking lunges (per side), 50 mountain climbers, and 25 sit-ups. Just be sure to possess exercises ready for the people who finish first!

4. Change it ALL the time. If they skip a class, if you are constantly changing up your boot camp workout- your campers will feel like they are missing out. Many people feel that a client who signs up and do not turns up is awesome. It's NOT. You want them to return next month don't you? !

5. Give your boot campers a "Fitness Challenge! " This is just one of my personal favorite approaches to motivate campers to push themselves. We give our campers the same "fitness test" about once a week. (We utilize a ½ mile run, 30 squats, 30 push-ups, and 30 bicycle crunches in the fastest time possible.) Don't forget to shout out their instances when they're finished. The Fitness test allows them to track their progress from week to week and can come in very handy if someone is getting frustrated with the scale. If the weight doesn't come off right away, you can show them that they are making great improvements even.


Posted Nov 11, 2013 at 7:06am