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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 personal fitness trainers
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
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.
Power Life CoachPower Life Coach
Thumbtack Customer
I have already been training with Nick for a little over a month and he has been outstanding. He really knows his stuff, and he really takes the time to carefully plan your workout so that it is tailored to you and your personal goals. Aside from that he is very personable and always brings a positive attitude. I look forward to continue working with him on this fitness journey.
Clear Mountain FitnessClear Mountain Fitness
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
After doing very little research in looking for a personal trainer, I was lucky enough to receive a quote from Nicholas of Clear Mountain Fitness. After a few emails we agreed to meet and the rest id history. Nick is a professional, who takes his times and gives you enough motivation and encouragement to keep a fire lit under you. He is as focused on your goals and ultimately your success as you are if not more.
Clear Mountain FitnessClear Mountain Fitness
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
Sue R.
Jon was awesome to work with! As a woman in my mid-60's, I was in dire need of guidance for strengthening my core and re-building muscle. Jon thoughtfully came up with a plan that included daily reminders for me to keep moving--very important as I work at a sedentary job. Jon will come to your home, but my preference was to visit him at his studio gym where all the equipment is available to work with. Also, you'd be hard pressed to find someone else with Jon's work ethic, professionalism, and approachable demeanor. It has been a great experience for me, as I work toward achieving my fitness goals. I would highly recommend Jon as a personal trainer.
R3 FitnessR3 Fitness
Shane G.
Dan is the real deal! After years of consistently working out, I finally reached the point to where I plateaued, burned out, and I had fallen into a workout rut. Motivation to get to the gym and working out when I got there had become my biggest struggle. Finding the right person who would push me without judgment was important. Dan is not only authentic, but he’s genuinely mindful of my needs and my limitations (and my schedule). He listens attentively to what I want to achieve, and he’s going above and beyond to make sure I make it to the gym so that I meet my goals. He's personable and knowledgeable (doesn't hurt that he's easy on the eyes, too!), and yet he's not a cheeseball or a narcissistic jerk. He won't spend YOUR time checking himself out in the mirror, like so many male personal trainers we see everywhere else. The workouts aren’t easy, but his enthusiasm makes them fun, and challenging and he changes them up, so I don’t get bored. So… if you're looking for a Certified Fitness Trainer, Subject Matter Expert, someone who loves what he does, and who engages people in creative and challenging, fun workouts, then Dan is the right personal trainer for you! Personally, I look forward to my continued relationship w/ Dan as my trusted guide!
Daniel Chisholm LLCDaniel Chisholm LLC
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