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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 San Mateo personal trainers
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TL;DR • Learn which metrics to focus on for motivation • They work around injury to keep you moving forward, SAFELY • I saw positive changes in my body within a month • Quick to reach when you have questions • They easily work with food restrictions • Excellent Pinterest collection with delicious recipes • Topical emails to help with little hang-ups, ex. snacking • They won’t make you run until you puke (I was actually afraid of that…) • I’m 100% satisfied and I had FUN and really liked everyone I worked with! After years of trying to begin exercising on my own, only to either hurt myself and quit, or quit because I didn’t see results, it was clear I needed specific one-on-one guidance. I’d read and watched all sorts of fitness content online, but I needed something tailored to me. The internet had left me overloaded with instructions, exercises, and meal plans… I really needed someone to cut out all that noise and tell me exactly what to do. I needed professional help. I reached out to Holly and set up my first strength training session with Vanessa via Zoom (this was during shelter-in-place). After this session and a couple conversations, it was clear that these were the right people to work with, so I signed up for 10 more sessions. After 11 strength training sessions with Vanessa, some running, and a few dietary tweaks, I’m definitely looking more fit. I still have a long way to go, (I mean, I’ve only been doing this for a little over a month) but there’s NO DOUBT that I’m becoming more tone. My bulges and sagging areas are smoothing out because of the muscle being built. They’ve taught me which metrics to focus on in order to measure my results, and that has kept my motivation strong. It’s clear that their professional skills are top-notch, and in addition, Holly and Vanessa have best in class personalities. When something arises, a hurt joint or a non-exercise related injury, they know how to work around those issues and keep you moving forward without hurting yourself further. Once I finally was able to meet Vanessa in a park (following social distancing rules) I had… FUN?! I’m really excited about my improvement and a future of staying fit! If you’re struggling to find the right, healthy balance for yourself, this IS the place to start. Not only am I 100% satisfied with how they’ve helped me, I really like them as well.
Holly Roser FitnessHolly Roser Fitness
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