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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 Santa Monica affordable personal trainers
Matt M.
LOVE LOVE LOVE MORGAN!!!!! I've been working with Morgan for over a year now since Feb 2016. I started with her to get stronger because I had a minor injury in my pelvis and also to get strong enough to wear heels and feel great at my wedding which was May 2015. I am already a small frame and thin person so it was never about appearance for me, I really wanted someone who would understand how to work with me, and my body... to strengthen my back, to tone my arms... to make me feel GREAT and give me a boost of energy and better mood. Morgan did all of those things and I've stayed with her ever since. I honestly would rather give my every last dime to have her personal training with me than eat or shop or anything else. It has been the best experience for me. Her energy is infectious, she is sensitive and caring and in tune with what I need, want and how to push me in the right way that I stay motivated. I can't say enough about Morgan, her skills, the variety of the exercises keeps it interesting. She is patient, which with me I really need. We've done everything from sweating buckets workouts with kettle bells to yoga to you name it. I have never felt better, looked better, and I owe that all to Morgan. She understands anatomy and it really helps that she has such varied experience in her training from physique 57 to yoga to this and that. If I could afford it I would have her work with me every day of the week! I've worked with several other folks and nobody comes close to Morgan. I hope I never leave LA because I could not envision my day to day without her cheering me on and pushing me towards my goals.
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