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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 Chicago athletic trainers
Arham N.
I never had a personal trainer before, but knew I needed help and motivation to get healthier. Through Thumbtack, I received a quote from John at MOR Athletic. The very next day, over the consultation, we went over the scheduling details, payment and my goals. John was very nice as he answered all of my questions and told me what he could bring to the table as my trainer. We decided on a 3 month trial period since it was a good amount of time to see if this was a good fit for me. Aside from the reasonable pricing, the best part of MOR Athletic is that John comes to me for my sessions. After a long day at work, it's extremely convenient to be trained at home! I would recommend MOR Athletic to those who would like to be healthier at their own pace and for a good cost!
Jigi P.
I cannot say enough good things about MOR Athletic. I have been training with John for about 5 months and defiantly be continuing my training. One of my main goals getting into personal training was to get stronger. Not only I gain more strength, but I got into a habit of working out and more importantly now I ENJOY going to the gym. Overall, John is a trainer who motivates you even when you don’t want to be working out! He is always on time & flexible to work with you on your time. Overall, I highly recommend!!
Rakesh A.
I've been training with John for nearly 2 months now and my only regret is that I did not start earlier. I've seen a lot of progress so far and John has been very helpful. He is knowledgeable, friendly and his punctuality is commendable. What I like the most is that the sessions are not repetitive. John shows me new exercises and variations every other week. I would highly recommend training with MOR Athletic.
Thumbtack Customer
I have been working with Angela of ABF Athletics for just under 3 weeks and am thrilled so far! Angela is extremely knowledgeable in both fitness and nutrition which she is a living example of. She caters my workouts to my goals and she keeps me challenged by switching up the routine and encouraging me along the way. One of the most valuable aspects of training with Angela is her attention to form and technique that you won't get by going to a workout class. She's already identified some tweaks in my form that have greatly improved the quality of my workouts. I also have to mention that Angela is just all-around fun to work with and is so personable. She has a wide variety of clients, ranging from lifting newbies to long-time athletes so whatever your goals are, you will be in good hands!
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Laura A.
I have been training with John for a month now and I can already see and feel the changes in my body and my energy levels! John listened to what my goals were and has provided me with fun yet challenging workouts and he has given me great meal prep ideas. He is a very knowledgeable, friendly and truly a genuine person. I appreciate the fact that he respects my time (he is never late) and that his prices are affordable. After telling me about his inspiring story, he said that he wants professional fitness help to be accessible to everyone and that's why he is so affordable. I look forward to continuing my journey training with John and MOR Athletic!
Thumbtack Customer
I started training with Dan at HiFi Fitness for straightforward reasons. After 2 sedentary winters in Chicago, I had gained nearly 30 pounds while taking "time off the gym" to start my business. I was the heaviest I'd ever been and, even though I was an athlete by nature, I'd only dropped 10 pounds on my own and knew I needed help reaching my goals. That's when I started working with Dan. From the start, Dan emphasized that we were a team working toward my goals together and that the changes I wanted to see in my body required my commitment beyond the three hours we spent every week together. I like that he leverages technology to regularly measure daily progress. Every exercise is keyed in, and detailed notes for each movement goes into his iPad - and I can see my results behind a secure login website. We're only a few weeks into our regimen, but I already feel stronger, and my pants are starting to feel loose. Working with Dan is not just about making changes to your body though. It's also about learning the discipline of movement and having the mental focus to push past the limits you think you have. Dan is a meticulous technician when it comes to form. He isn't a trainer who will just show up and stand over you counting reps. Every movement is intentional and he'll make sure your form is right. He explains how those small tweaks make all the difference. He understands when to get in your face and when to take a softer approach, and he is as committed as I am in helping me reach my goals.
Daniel Chisholm LLCDaniel Chisholm LLC
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My husband and I are TTC and I wanted to strengthen my core and build nice strong muscles to help prepare my body to carry baby. The number of PT students (who are about to graduate, by the way) on staff helped push me over the edge. Konrad met up with me and was extremely nice and encouraging, never chastising me for my lack of working out just understanding where I am and what my goals are. I was impressed with how quickly Konrad identified issues that I would need to work on (e.g., I arch my back too much and over-extend my knees). My trainer is Mary Kay and she has been really nice and easy to work with. She challenges me but also really respects my body and always comes up with an alternative exercise if something just isn't feeling right for me. She is always prompt and comes prepared for our workouts. She really understands that my goal is to strengthen my body for pregnancy and just general health and wellness, not to become a body builder or athlete, and she really tailors her workouts accordingly. She is also very encouraging, accommodating, and accessible. I chose to have Mary Kay come over twice each week and I work out on my own once during the week. Mary Kay always sends me a workout to do on my solo day and she includes information on how to do everything (since I don't know my way around a gym quite yet). She also follows up to ask how I'm feeling after workouts, if anything needs to change, etc. Honestly, working out with Mary Kay has made something that used to be scary and intimidating a really fun and enjoyable activity that I look forward to. A one hour workout sounds so intimidating to someone who doesn't workout regularly but I am constantly surprised at how fast the time flies now.
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