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What is Boot Camp Fitness?
When you think about boot camp training, what comes to your mind? A drill sergeant screaming in your ear, “drop and give me 50!’ Though the name "boot camp" was inspired by military training camps, boot camp is not about using intimidation tactics in the workout, boot camp fitness is designed to motivate kids and adults to work hard to achieve their goals together
Boot camp exercises differ in style, from sport oriented theme to military style, martial art movements to incorporating yoga and Pilates. The goal of a fitness boot camp is to provide a whole-body workout that builds strength and endurance it also includes all components of fitness using special training activities such as intervals, drills, skills and obstacle courses that will motivate your kids and your family to conquer each workout.
Boot camp fitness promotes team spirit.
It is a well-known fact that people exercise more and at a higher intensity when they exercise with a friend or family member especially when there is a challenge involved. This is what makes boot camp fitness so unique, it creates an environment of support and positive reinforcement unlike the stereo type of military boot camps in which insults are used, negative reinforcement doesn't work with kids, this is all about fun, not punishment. Boot camp fitness creates an empowering environment, one that is nurturing and very challenging, it’s not just about getting physically active but about working together and feeling good about yourself and about being better in everything you do.
Benefits of Boot Camp Fitness
Keeping kids active is actually very easy, if it’s fun. Each workout is a series of physical and mental challenges and when kids are physically active it helps their body in a lot of ways, such as it has long been known that regular aerobic exercise can help to reduce high blood pressure, hypertension and combat stress. Boot camp training benefits by providing a mixture of exercises and cardiovascular training, a good boot camp session will work the heart and lungs and give almost every muscle in your body a workout. Sessions involve a warm-up and cool-down, bodyweight exercises, running, stretching, relays, and exercises with a partner.
Boot camp fitness challenges your:
•Commitment to goals
Kimberly Wechsler, CHHC, AADP, CPT, is a popular and recognizable Family Fitness Specialist, Nutritionist, Health Activist and Author. She is a 22 year fitness industry leader specializing in fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyles. She has taught over 75,000 children and families how to live more healthfully. For more information go to www.FitAmericanFamilies.com