About Author: Coach Petro is Flex5 co-founder and a strong advocate of a Holistic Approach to health and wellness. He spent 10+ years in finance, while combining it with his lifelong passion for fitness and empowering clients to transform their lives one day at a time. He holds CFA, FRM, ACSM CPT and AADP CHHC designations. You can read his full bio here.
Bootcamp workouts have become very popular in the last few years and many people are using them to take their fitness levels to a whole new level.
So, what makes training the Bootcamp way so effective?
Here are 5 reasons why your body deserves to benefit from the Bootcamp experience:
REASON #1 BOOTCAMP WORKOUTS OFFER VARIETY
Let’s face it – training inside the four walls of a gym can get pretty boring. But when you join a bootcamp workout you will be presented with new, exciting challenges every single workout. You could be training down at the local park, in the mountains, or even on the beach.
The benefits of working out outdoors are well established. As well as staving off boredom, it exposes you to the beneficial Vitamin D that comes from the sun and allows you to breathe in fresh, clear oxygen.
As well as providing you with variety in terms of the setting, Bootcamp workouts also provide you with a fitness variety. You get to make use of unconventional training equipment, such as tires, logs and sandbags. This is a great way to keep your muscles from hitting a training plateau, which can easily happen with the monotony of gym training. In addition, it allows you to develop functional strength and fitness which is applicable in the real world.
REASON #2 BOOTCAMP WORKOUTS OFFER TIME EFFICIENCY
Bootcamp training packs a lot of work into a short period of time. Your instructor will keep you moving so that you are burning calories at an advanced rate. Your session will also combine all types of training (including resistance, cardio and plyo) into each session.
REASON #3 BOOTCAMP WORKOUTS INCLUDE A HEALTHY DOSE OF COMPETITIVENESS
We all thrive on competition and the Bootcamp environment is the ideal fitness format to capitalize on that innate desire to outdo one another. Your trainer will engender a friendly rivalry that will get your competitive juices flowing to bring out the best in you.
REASON #4 BOOTCAMP WORKOUTS OFFER SCALABLE ROUTINES
All of the workouts that you’ll be doing as part of a Bootcamp class will be completely scalable. That means that they can be personalized for every fitness level. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a competitive triathlete, you will still be able to train at your level, while enjoying the competition and companionship of the group environment.
REASON #5 BOOTCAMP WORKOUTS ARE FUN
We don’t usually associate working out with fun - unless we’re talking about Bootcamp training. Your trainer will have a whole host of exercise based games up his sleeve that you can throw yourself into. You’ll be pushing your body to the max without even realizing that you’re working out.
Bootcamp workouts will also allow you to get to know and train alongside people who are striving to attain similar goals to you. You’ll be able to feed off their motivation levels and vice versa. You may even make some new friends!
At Flex5, our experienced coaches take the Bootcamp experience to the next level. They have the skills and the passion to guide you to your new fitness level and physique while approaching your wellness from a holistic perspective. Flex5 Pillars of Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, Nutrition and Spirituality are deeply ingrained in each client’s program.
Register today to claim your complimentary class and decide what routine works best for you and your schedule!
~ Coach Petro