What is Fitness Boot Camp?

One of the best things to happen to exercise in the last decade has been the emergence of different programs which cater to all groups of people. While some of these exercise forms have been around for thousands of years, bringing them to the forefront of mainstream exercise has allowed people who wouldn’t ordinarily be interested in exercise to get excited about getting up and moving around. Programs such as Zumba have infiltrated generic offerings with a little something extra. Unique yoga classes, exciting kickboxing programs, and even boot camp style courses have all made their way into our everyday fitness culture. Boot camp classes have steadily increased in popularity over the last few years – with good reason. These classes are designed to push people towards fitness goals they never thought were possible. If you’re interested in learning more about what fitness boot camp is then here are some basics to remember.

What is a boot camp workout?

Styled after classic military boot camp, these programs are all about testing your strength and building your endurance. Unlike traditional classes which are fairly uniform in what areas of fitness they cover, signing yourself up for a boot camp class is like nothing you have ever experienced before. If you’re looking for a class that’s determined to give you a full-body burn then boot camp is the right place for you. Be prepared to sweat, stretch, challenge your muscles, and get your cardio on. These high-intensity classes are ideal if you’re looking to push the boundaries of your everyday fitness routine.

What should you expect?

Every class varies when it comes to the finer points but there are a few things that you can count on more than likely filling the class time. If your class has machines and gear then these will more than likely see use during boot camp. It could be hitting the rowing machine, working hard on a cycle, hopping on a stair stepper, or even breaking a sweat on a treadmill. Off the machine, you can expect some intense circuits to come your way. Prepare for burpees, lunges and presses, squat jacks, jump squats, crunches, pull-ups, and even sprints. Your class might focus on calisthenics or military-style drills to get your heart pumping. Whichever style your class focuses on you can be sure of one thing – you’ll want to bring a towel.

Why take a boot camp class?

While it might be difficult to recognize the benefits of a boot camp class right after the class finishes, rest assured, the rewards are overwhelmingly worth it. Aside from the fantastic workout with hundreds of calories burned, the benefits of a boot camp class go beyond the realm of just weight loss. Classes are designed to give participants a completely new type of program which brings a new and exciting twist with every class. No two classes will ever be the same which gives you a fresh program to look forward to. Another huge benefit to taking a boot camp class is the sense of camaraderie you’ll experience during the drive. Your fellow classmates will push you towards not giving in even in the toughest stretches. Likewise, you’ll find yourself being a cheerleader for anyone stumbling to make it through. The social aspect of each class can deepen your experience and leave you with a well-rounded routine that goes beyond just the physical.


Looking to test yourself with our boot camp classes? We would love to see you at our studio, contact us at 703-887-9574 to book a slot. Also check us out our 4 for 40 new student special that’s available for a limited time.