GymPlus Boot Camps
A boot camp is a military-inspired class where most of your exercises will use your own bodyweight for resistance to deliver a broad range of fitness benefits. Expect prisoner squats, push-ups and a programme that keeps you moving all the time. They vary in levels of toughness, so if you’re not keen on being yelled at Army Drill Sergeant style, you don’t have to go down that route.
Some boot camps are offered as a set programme of 6, 8 or 10 weeks. These offer a convenient chunk of time to commit to and measure your progress in, but you risk falling back into old unhealthy habits once the programme finishes. A regular boot camp class is a smarter way to get the results you are looking for and then maintain them.
Boot Camp Benefits
A boot camp class is designed to be a very basic, yet effective form of exercise, giving you a full body workout. It delivers health and fitness benefits in terms of speed, endurance, strength and overall energy expenditure.
The other big benefit of a bootcamp class is that you can generally take your workout with you, so if you’re lucky enough to have a 3 week break in Marbella, you can counteract the cocktails and keep that bikini body looking its best whilst you are there.
Not Just The Brave and The Beautiful
A lot of people can be put off a boot camp class because they think it will be too hardcore for them. That you need to be some kind of military elite, triathlon tackling, Tough Mudder lover to take part. Or they think it will be filled with body beautiful types who can do all the exercises flawlessly.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The groups that join our boot camp classes at Gym Plus are some of the most varied we have and the exercises can be scaled to suit pretty much anyone. And you can guarantee that the class makes such diverse demands on your body that noone is perfect at all the exercises. What you can be sure of is that you will get a great full body workout that will make it easy to see incremental improvements in all aspects of your fitness week to week.