With summer upon us, many people are turning to Boot Camps in the park to get them in shape in an instant. For some, boot camps can get you moving and keep you motivated with the help of others (struggling along with you). For others, boot camps could be too much for people with reoccurring joint issues and postural deviations.
A huge part of losing weight and getting in shape is how you eat. Many programs that are run outside that cater to a wide clientele do not address the nutrition stand point of weight loss. Look at the list below. If you are considering starting a boot camp routine, make sure that it follows these guidelines to get you to your goal…..
- Time: Does the boot camp work with your schedule? This will determine how frequently you attend and if it’s worth your money.
- Constraints: Do you have reoccurring joint problems that might flare up during the course of your training? If so, will the boot camp instructor work with you to adjust the workouts or help balance out your muscles?
- How many people are in each session?: Physical fitness is not uniform. That’s why personal training exists. Too many people in one class could affect how closely the instructor is paying attention to your needs.
- Fitness Level: Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you need a program that fits your personal level.
- Education: Your trainer should have the experience and the drive to help you succeed at your own personal goals. They also have to care about you as an individual. Do a short interview with the instructor to make sure they are attentive and dedicated.
After looking over these key points, it’s easy to see why people opt to spend more money and hire a “personal” trainer to meet all of their needs. In general, people benefit from boot camps the most because they have less physical restraints and change at a faster rate. However, if your goal is simply to move more, then boot camps will do the trick.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)