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What is a boot camp class?

Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

How much is a boot camp?

The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

Reviews for Birmingham personal fitness trainers
Kara E.
Chris is a great personal trainer, he helped me reach my fitness goals
ENG1INE FITNESS & NUTRITION, LLCENG1INE FITNESS & NUTRITION, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I just finished my first week with Chris and he is the most amazing personal trainer ever!!! I have used several personal trainers in the past with no results. After one week, I have lost 7 lbs and feel the tightness in my body. Chris understands fitness like no one I have ever met before. His knowledge is astounding!!! He is so focused on your goals and helping you achieve them. I was impressed with his profile (i.e. experience, education and body transformations of past clients). I could not say enough good things about Chris!!! He is 100% worth every dime you will invest. He designed a meal plan & exercise plan especially for me because he understands that NOT one size fits all!!! There is no doubt that I am going to get (ME) back and restore everything that life has taken from me in the last 25 years. So if you are serious and want to make a change......CHRIS IS YOUR MAN....for the job. Vickie Reid
ENG1INE FITNESS & NUTRITION, LLCENG1INE FITNESS & NUTRITION, LLC
Maria M.
I have needed to lose some weight since the pandemic (who hasn't) and really for years. Shaping U Fitness has checked all the boxes for a healthy overall lifestyle: 1/ fitness geared toward your body and your abilities, with tailoring exercises that you can accomplish. If one exercise wasn't quite right, they adapted to your abilities while striving for you to reach higher goals. Strength training is so important especially as our bodies change with age, to stay healthy and also to prevent injury. 2/ Personal sessions to talk about your meal plan, how you think about food, to get you on a better mental health track geared to eating better and for life. 3/ Just overall a great place to train without high pressure; I met so many nice people looking for the same fitness goals and it has been a wonderful experience. Brad and his crew authentically care about their clients; I highly recommend this place!
Shaping U-Training/Nutrition CoachingShaping U-Training/Nutrition Coaching
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