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What Is a Fitness Boot Camp?

In Omaha, NE, fitness boot camps are hot right now, but many people do not quite understand exactly what they are. The purpose of this article is to help you to better understand what a fitness boot camp class or program is so that you can decide if one would be a good option for you.

Fitness boot camps are group exercise classes or programs that consist of a variety of forms of exercise. There are as many types of fitness boot camps as there are types of exercisers.

Original fitness boot camps were workouts designed to push exercisers physically and mentally, similar to military boot camps. Since the first boot camps, there have been many unique boot camp formats to cater to exercisers who are not looking to go through a military-style boot camp, but still want to enjoy the numerous benefits of a group exercise program. Some examples of these boot camp offshoots include women's-only programs, men's-only, bride-to-be boot camps, mom-and-me boot camps where mothers bring their infant children, outdoor body weight boot camps, indoor boot camps...

There are many pros to boot camp style programs. First of all, fitness boot camps are fun! Many people enjoy the team-like atmosphere of a fitness boot camp. I have found that having a group of people to laugh, sweat and work alongside with is a powerful thing. This group bonding often leads to non-exercisers actually looking forward to their workout time and can also be a good motivator to drag yourself out of bed or off the couch on the days that you do not feel like working out. Along with the team-like atmosphere, boot camps are fun because of the variety of exercise that you will perform (in a good boot camp). Rather than jumping on the dreadmill 5 days a week, you are suprised at boot camp by what you will do that day.

Next, fitness boot camps are more affordable. You are getting the knowledge and expertise, as well as motivation and semi-personalized programing that you could only get elsewhere from personal training. In Omaha, NE personal training ranges from $50 to $100 per hour, with $70 per hour being the norm. With a boot camp you are splitting costs with others, which makes it more affordable for everyone. Many boot camps cost anywhere from $8 to $20 per hour.

The next thing about a fitness boot camp program that many of them will assess you before and after the program (although this is not always the case with boot camp classes in local fitness centers). These assessments range from weight, inches, body fat, muscular endurance, muscular strength and aerobic conditioning. Being assessed at the beginning and end allows you to see if what you are doing is having an effect or not. Success often motivates, and the lack of success lets you know that you need to make some adjustments. Either way, knowing and not guessing your progress is extremely important.

The final fitness boot camp pro is that you have a set date. Many people have good intentions when it comes to working out, but find that other things always come up. Having a set time that you are scheduled to work out is a great way to make a lifestyle of physical activity a reality.

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of what exactly a fitness boot camp is.

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