Benefits of Boot Camp
If your pants are too tight and you are unmotivated to workout, boot camp may be just what you need.
Are you are looking to shed a few pounds this year? Are you uncoordinated and unmotivated? Boot Camp may be just what you need. Boot Camps have become extremely popular over the last few years because they are very effective. You don't need to be in shape when you start, but you will be if you go. Boot Camps take away many of the excuses that you can come up with not to get in shape.
1. The time to workout is already set. No more procrastinating only to realize it is 10 p.m. and you need to go to bed instead of exercising. You will not be able let another day slip by without getting in a workout.
2. Exercises are already planned for you. We all tend to stick to the things we like, which are generally the things we are good at. It will change up your routine to make you do things that benefit you the most, bringing you closer to your goals. Your instructor will make sure you warm up, use proper form and cool down correctly.
3. It will give you that extra push that is difficult to do on your own. It is much harder to quit with other people doing the exact same thing. You feel great when it's over.
4. It is time effective. You will not have any time to wander around the gym trying to figure out what to do next. Every minute is planned for a safe, efficient, well balanced workout.
5. Variety. Instructors can be very creative when it comes to different ways to burn calories and tone muscles. It keeps you and your muscles guessing, so you won't get bored.
6. It is a good investment in your health. Boot Camp is cheaper than personal training but will deliver great results. Losing a few pounds is also cheaper than buying a new wardrobe.
7. No coordination required. Unlike some of the dance type classes, boot camp does not require any coordination. If you have two left feet, then this is the class for you.
8. No thinking required. You will have one hour of the day where no one will ask you to make a decision. The decisions have been made for you.
9. Self esteem boost. "I went to boot camp last night" sounds much more impressive to friends and co-workers than "I went for a walk last night."
10. Meet new people. Misery loves company. Who knows you might even make a new friend. Social interaction and laughing are also good for the immune system. Joining a group of people who are "suffering" is always more fun than going it alone. It is important to have the accountability of a group. If you miss a class, someone will ask where you were.
It can be scary to try something new. Being out of shape is not a reason not to go. Most instructors expect you to be out of shape when you show up, that's why you are there. You have to have a desire to get in better shape and be willing to work. You have nothing to lose except a few pounds.One to One Health Center at 700 Sandy Plains Road is offering a Boot Camp special to Patch readers. The boot camp starts on Monday. It is a 6 week class that meets for an hour on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7. The usual cost is $200. The special price for Patch readers is $25 off and a free 6 week membership to the gym to do cardio on your off days, and free tanning.