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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 fitness personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Alex is an excellent personal trainer! He will create a custom workout tailored toward your fitness goals. A very positive and encouraging instructor!
Alex ManovAlex Manov
Thumbtack Customer
Hello, I'm Fred Mack.. I have to take time out and say thanks to my personal trainer Parrish Pittman EL of Anomaly Health. He cares about your overall fitness goals, and he will guide you all the way and will create a workout plan for you and what's comfortable for you, and will give you that extra push to keep going.... Also, he is professional, and knowledgeable with workout routines, that covers your entire body, He works with you one on one...He's always available to answer fitness questions, and always on time, for the training sessions.. He cares about your overall fitness goals. ..He goes the extra mile and will sit with you and help develop a eating plan, and inform you what's healthy for you. I recommend my Personal Trainer Parrish. Thanks, Parrish. ...
Potennium of Integrative MedicinePotennium of Integrative Medicine
Madeline D.
Lisa Spring is an excellent personal trainer! She has incredible workouts and I have seen results in just a month! She helps me with not only fitness but diet too which is super helpful! Highly recommend if your trying to lose weight and tone up!
Lisa Spring FitnessLisa Spring Fitness
Kelsey K.
Kate is seriously the best! I was very nervous to start strength training for the first time in my life. In the past month she has tremendously helped and encouraged me to get into better shape! I had been looking for a personal trainer for a long time and no one seemed to be the right fit until Kate came along. Along with the actual training, she is also super knowledgeable about nutrition and will help guide you throughout the whole process! I recommend Kate to everyone!!
Kate Pfeifer- Health & WellnessKate Pfeifer- Health & Wellness
Ryan M.
Working out with Martize has been a pleasure and I look forward to it every week. He took the time up front to understand my goals, is very positive and encouraging. He is flexible and works around my crazy work schedule. This has been my first experience with a personal trainer and I would recommend Martize to anyone looking for a positive, knowledgeable fitness coach.
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I have been working with 2 of Ken's personal trainers and so far we have been extremely happy with both of them. They always arrive on time and tailor the workouts to our needs and fitness levels. Each week the workout is a bit different and we are always learning new ways to optimize our routine when we exercise alone. Each of the trainers has their own style, and the styles complement each other. For this reason, we like to alternate between the trainers. It is a pleasure to work with both of them as they are both very knowledgeable and cognizant of how to avoid strain or injury. I would highly recommend Ken and his team.
We Fit UWe Fit U
Thumbtack Customer
Being a novice in gym workouts, I decided to take help of fitness trainer, Tyrone Walton. I have attended a total of 5 early morning sessions with him till now and all of them are really helpful. He is extremely knowledgeable and has guided me through the exercises during the sessions. We do have light friendly conversations during the sessions which make them even more effective. The gym itself is very clean and rarely crowded. Also, I find workouts to be appropriate to my level of fitness. Tyrone has a very sound strategy to slowly pace yourself to muscle building. In a nutshell, I will highly recommend Tyrone's fruitful personal training sessions to others and I myself is excited to keep working out with him.
SL Boxing and ConditioningSL Boxing and Conditioning
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!
Clare D.
I recently was looking for a personal trainer to get back into working out after taking too much time off. I found Dan and thanks to his many stellar reviews, I decided to give it a shot! I couldn’t be happier! Right off the bat, we talked about my goals, fitness journey, nutrition, and what I like/dislike when working out. He then sets up workouts tailored to my needs. Most importantly, he has shown me that I actually do enjoy getting into the gym and working out. His workouts are something I look forward to while also pushing me to reach my goals. Always gives me advice along the way. Super accommodating with my schedule. Great trainer and friend. 10/10 experience!
Daniel Chisholm LLCDaniel Chisholm LLC
Braulio E.
Chris is da man. I mean it. Personally, I don’t have much experience in fitness, much less a personal trainer. Chris is punctual, smart, and actually pretty funny. He has a good attitude and strong work ethic. Granted, all of that is truly needed because this man will certainly push you to your limits. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of having trainer is so they can teach you and that’s exactly what Chris does: showing you the ropes in doing the exercises properly; and I quote, “Any monkey can go around a gym and lift weights.” Even though I’ve only trained with him a little over a month now, I am already seeing the results. Change doesn’t happen overnight in major ways, but it does happen. There is no such thing as a dull session with this man, as he’s motivating and tough but fair and patient, especially for me since I’m a beginner. I would highly recommend him.
CLM FitnessCLM Fitness
Scott I.
I’ve worked out with a number of personal trainers but finally found the right fit with Scott. In just a few months of working together, I’ve gotten stronger, improved my diet, and been more motivated to exercise than before. Scott keeps our workouts unique and fun - introducing a lot of variety and continually pushing me to do my best. He is very knowledgeable, listens well, and most importantly, keeps me entertained throughout our sessions. The time literally flies by and I walk away energized and ready to tackle what’s next in my day. I highly recommend Scott to anyone who wants to see results and feel better.
Scott FriedmanScott Friedman
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