TOUGH ENOUGH FOR BOOT CAMP?
By JESSIE OESTREICH, CPT, region director for Camp Gladiator
ith the continued success of the NBC series, The Biggest Loser, boot camps and circuit-training workouts are popping up everywhere, even in Central Texas. A variety of popular workout classes are available: yoga, weight lifting, spinning, group running and boot camps. Almost every week, it seems like a new fad emerges in fitness that promises big results.
When you’re not sure which one will help you achieve the results you want, take a cue from the U.S. military and choose a good old-fashioned boot camp. For starters, it is done in intervals between running and weight training. It is an intense workout that will leave you breathless and with a wellsculptured body featuring toned abs and chiseled legs.
Boot camps challenge every muscle in your body. With little rest in between each set, you’re bound to feel the burn and intensity. When moving constantly for an hour, your body has no time to rest. You are burning hundreds of calories even after you stop. It is a great workout to challenge your body and mind – and one that leaves no prisoners.
It is for the strong, the weak, the young, the old, the fit and the not-so-fit. There is no discrimination as long as you have the will power to finish what you start. The benefits of boot camp are astonishing. Violet Vianes, winner of Tex Appeal’s “Fit in Four” fitness challenge, is living proof that boot camps are effective and time-efficient. Violet lost more than 15 percent body fat in less than four months by working out at Camp Gladiator and incorporating healthy eating habits into her lifestyle.
TORCH CALORIES Boot camp classes are a great way to torch calories. Many boot camps are outside, which TEXAPPEALMAG.COM
TexAppeal February 2014 Edition