The Bedford Bootcamps starts Tuesday 7th June  and Thursday 9th June 2011 for 6 weeks.

You can either come to every Tuesday session or every Thursday session…or both!

start time 6:00 until 7:00am

Meet us by the former Eat Fish Restaurent and then we`ll get started along the Embankment! Interested?

Since so many of you have had questions about our new Bootcamps…I have summarised what you can expect from myself and Amy in June…so excited 

We won`t sell you pills or suplements..they are a quick fix that won`t last forever!

We will give you and awesome workout, that will be fun and friendly…we will look after you and we hope you will love it! 

So here goes… 

Do you pass your local park these days and often see a small group sprinting, jumping and doing push ups?

Nope, they aren’t military cadets these are adult fitness boot camp participants who’ve paid a fee to be put through the paces by a personal trainer. Fitness boot camps are taking the place of many traditional exercise classes and while they are a great way to build fitness fast, there are some things you should look for when picking a fitness boot camp. And there are some things that should have you running the other way.

Fitness Boot Camp Pros

 •Efficient – You can often get a whole body strength and cardio workout in each one-hour session.

 •Motivational – When you exercise with a group of people there is built-in motivation.

•Low Cost – By sharing the personal trainer you get a reduced rate.

•Something Different – Boot camp workout break up the boredom and monotony of the same old gym or cardio workouts. •Educational – Most boot camp instructors start and end the session with some fitness, health or nutrition education so you learn as you train.

 •Portable – The exercises you learn at boot camp classes can be done nearly anywhere with minimal equipment, so you can learn new ways to exercise anywhere.

•Interval Training Emphasis – The nature of the boot camp makes it a perfect way to perform interval training on a regular basis. Fitness Boot Camp Cons

•Limited Personal Instruction – Depending upon how many are in your class, the instructor may not be able to provide enough feedback regarding your form, technique and injury prevention.

•One Size Fits All – A boot camp workout is designed with some basic exercises that should accommodate a variety of different fitness levels, but you often have to adjust your workout to fit your personal fitness level and goals.

•Steep Learning Curve – The first week of a boot camp workout will probably be a bit frustrating as you learn the routines and deal with soreness from starting a new routine. In order for these workouts to get results, you’ll need to stick with it for a month or more.

•Scheduling – Most boot camps are scheduled for early morning or early evening.

•The Instructor Matters – A successful boot camp workout depends on the instructor’s knowledge and training as well as enthusiasm and personality.

Fitness Boot Camp Must Haves

•Safety – Make sure that your boot camp class requires a fitness assessment before they put you through a full-on workout.

 •Medical Clearance – Your instructor should ask if you have a specific medical condition, limitation or injury and tailor your program to these concerns. If they aren’t comfortable working with your particular condition, they should offer to work with your doctor or refer you to someone with more experience with your condition.

•Education and Certifications – Ask about the instructor’s education, certification and experience running fitness training programs. At a minimum. he or she should have a college education in a health or fitness discipline or a nationally recognized certification such as ACSM, ACE or NSCA as well as CPR and basic first aid training.

•Try Before You Buy – If possible, observe a class before you sign up to make sure you feel comfortable with the way the program is structured and run.

 •Warm Up and Cool Down – A boot camp class should always begin with a warm up and end with a cool down.

•Exercise Modification – Boot camp workouts are good for a variety of fitness levels as long as the instructor is able to offer modifications to make each exercise easier or harder depending upon your level. The teacher should also be able to suggest modifications of the exercise to accommodate beginners, advanced exercisers, and those with specific limitations and be be welcoming to all participants.

Fitness Boot Camp Red Flags You may want to look elsewhere for a boot camp workout if you experience any of the following red flags:

•The instructor can’t or doesn’t answer your questions.

 •The instructor says “no pain, no gain,” or “exercise can fix all your health problems,” or any of these other common fitness myths. •The instructor encourages you to work through pain or injury.

•The instructor also sells a variety of vitamins, supplements or herbal products. While there may be value in some supplements, you should check out any product and ingredients with your doctor or nutritionist before you taking them.

•The instructor diagnoses and recommends a treatment for your pain and injury rather than recommending a visit to a physician.

So to take part in our Bedford Bootcamp…

£40.00 for 6 week block once a week

£70.00 for a 6 week block twice a week

£8.00 drop in

£5.00 each when you bring someone new that week

[email protected] or call me 07879 614730 to sign up!

Rachel Benton & Associates Personal Training