The Team Workout

Boot camp classes have become very popular in Walsall, Aldridge and Streetly in recent years ever since we started the trend back in 2010. Some of the best benefits for bootcamp classes include burning lots of calories, having fun, getting social while have lots of fun.

Bootcamp classes are motivating, like personal training but at a fraction of the cost, where you can expect expert coaching and nutrition advice, that will boost your confidence, drop unwanted layers of fat, increase your aerobic fitness and your sense of wellbeing. Boot camp workouts will lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and impress your GP with your new lease of life.

The list of benefits for going to boot camp are endless. It’s often that we hear from our clients that they wished they had started sooner. Here’s some of the top benefits for bootcamps workouts.

Benefits Of The Boot Camp Workout

Let’s dig in a bit deeper to the many benefits of the boot camp workout.

Mental Health

One of the unique aspects of the boot camp workout is the instructor’s role in driving practitioners to achieve challenging goals and keeping them accountable to themselves. The instructors may not be as brutal as drill sergeants in the military, but they are also not going to let people off the hook with a half-effort in the workout. While people aren’t pushed beyond their physical capabilities, the intensity of the instructors and the underlying goal of rapid improvement help people truly believe they can change and improve, making them tougher and more self-confident as they see measurable results.

Long-term Fitness

Many people have commented on the addictive quality of boot camp workouts, and the comprehensive nature of these workouts also drives long-term change and lifestyle adaptation. By including nutritional elements with regular, intense workouts, boot camp workouts represent not only a full-body workout, but also a whole-life attitude shift, which helps to make fitness and wellness a permanent part of practitioner’s worldview.

Muscle Toning

The high-intensity interval training of boot camp workouts means that your entire body is being pushed to its limits, not just one muscle group. The goal of boot camp workouts is not an improvement in one area, but a full-body reformation. If you only participate in cardio, or only choose weights, you are doing a disservice to yourself. However, the combination of intense resistance training and weight training helps you tone and grow your muscles, while also providing the endurance to maximise your workouts.

Social Engagement

Exercising can take a great deal of self-motivation, and the reason so many people stop going to the gym after a month or two or fall off their diet, is because no one is keeping them accountable. On the other hand, boot camp workouts are large group workouts, and interaction and engagement are promoted, even through dividing people into 2-3 person teams and encouraging competition against others in the class to achieve daily goals. This social aspect keeps individuals accountable, and also promotes friendships with like-minded people who want to get healthy together!

Aerobic Endurance

The cardiovascular elements of boot camp workouts, which often come in the form of treadmills or outdoor sprints and high-intensity cardio activities, go a long way towards improving your aerobic endurance and cardiovascular strength. When this is combined with the strength training elements of boot camp workouts, it results in a full-body boost of energy and confidence.

Weight Loss

Losing weight is what many people go to the gym for, and the conditions in boot camp workouts promote that calorie burning and weight loss. For example, some indoor boot camp classes are indoors, with the heat cranked up, increasing calorie burning and sweating. Also, the switching between strength and cardiovascular elements keeps your metabolism highly responsive and engaged long after the workout is over, helping you burn calories even hours after you leave the gym.

Nutrient-rich Diet

As mentioned, boot camp workouts are comprehensive approaches to health and fitness, and thus include nutritional aspects, such as printed guides or consistent nutritional advice from the instructors. You can optimise your diet to make the workouts even more effective and efficient, and use those dietary guidelines on your days outside the gym to keep your body from backsliding or undoing all the good work you’ve already accomplished.

Improved Mood

As with any workout, the release of endorphins can be a true energy booster. After you finish an intense hour-long workout, covered in sweat, with your blood pumping hard through every inch of your body, those endorphins will improve mood and dispel stress hormones from your body, leaving you energised, ready to face the day, and excited for your next workout. This sort of mental clarity and elevated mood comes as a result of many workout programs, but the intensity of boot camp workouts makes this effect even stronger!

Paul Wilson
Walsall’s leading personal trainer Coach Wilson started the bootcamp trend in Walsall and has since gone on to appear on TV such as the BBC were he hosted the Inside Out show on Obesity, Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies and Sky News. Paul has been voted the UKs most loved personal trainer and the UKs health & fitness business of the year for the last 4 years running.

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