Post # 1
I’m asking because the yoga studio I go to is having a boot camp in January – 5 mornings a week starting at 6 AM – mostly boot camp classes but a couple of bikram yoga thrown in there. It costs more than I would usually pay for a month’s fee of classes, but I’m intrigued.
I currently do Bikram 2-3 times a week, it’s great for building muscle, but I haven’t really lost weight. I’d like to try to lose a few pounds and I was thinking this might be a good way to start – and if I can get over the getting up early, it sounds fun to go through this for a month with a group of people.
Have you ever done anything like this? Did you like, and why or why not?
Post # 3
It’s a good way to get in shape, but those few pounds will likely sit there until your diet changes.
Post # 4
I think it greatly depends on the general fitness level of the class. In my boot camp I was one of the fitter girls (I consider myself fit enough, but not an athlete or anything so I was kind of surprised!) and it meant that it wasn’t as challenging for me. It was a fun change-of-pace though.
Bottomline for weight loss though is that it’s 80% diet and 20% (or even less) exercise – so it’s more about what you put in your mouth than how much you move your body.
It sounds like a great way to jump into the new year though! I say go for it.
Post # 5
thanks for the responses ladieds, and oh boy, yes, diet 🙂 i have a membership to weight watchers that i have been lax about for the last couple of weeks. i plan to stay committed, i like the way their new points plus system sounds.
any tips on diet that have worked for you?
Post # 6
I LOVE working out and boot camp is by FAR the best workout (at least the program at my gym). I train about 5 days a week – 1 of which is boot camp. The boot camp I attend is a mixture of cardio and weights and it completely wipes me out every time. I would totally recommend trying a boot camp…you may need to try a few before you find one that is challenging enough for you!
Post # 7
I LOVE bootcamp! I have done two sessions now and will be doing more before my wedding. I am a pretty active person to start with and was concerned that boot camp would not be challenging enough. I was totally wrong! The instructors had high impact and low impact options and often gave the “fitter” people in the class more reps or longer runs to do. I lost about 5 pounds per 4 week session – but I do agree with everyone else that changing your diet is going to be key to losing wieght.
If I were you, I would at least try it!
Post # 8
I haven’t experienced much weight loss (unlike most people in my program), but I have experienced significant loss of inches, increased toning, running endurance, and overall better conditioning. I am a big believer in boot camp!
Post # 9
I signed up! Monday was my first day, and it kicked my butt. But I found myself eager to get out of bed and get going!! I missed class today (I have an early staff meeting on Tuesdays), but am psyched for tomorrow. My legs are sooooo sore though, I’m thinking of doing an easy yoga video when I get home.
I also joined Weight Watchers at work to work on the diet part too. I’m just hoping that this month is a kick start to making changes for a healthier lifestyle . . .
Post # 10
may i suggest http://www.extremefit.com. it holds boot camps in several cities in AL, TN, GA, and TX.