The benefits of bootcamp workouts are numerous. Whether you want to lose weight, improve your physical condition, or just have fun, you owe it to yourself to try a bootcamp workout.
Quickest Way to Get in Shape
A boot camp fitness program – when done consistently, meaning 4-5 days a week – is one of the quickest ways to whip your body into shape. Why, you ask? Boot camp exercises are very intense exercises to begin with it. Now mix those hard core exercises up with some intense cardio workout, and you’ll be burning calories both during class and for a long period after class. And we all know how essential burning calories is for weight loss!
Improve Cardiovascular Endurance
Because you are constantly moving in a boot camp workout, and using both your upper and lower body, you’ll get a great aerobic workout. The benefits of aerobic exercise are vast. Aerobic exercise can strengthen your heart, boost your immunity, reduce your risk of health problems and disease, improve your mood, and keep your arteries clear, to name a few. Overall, your improved cardio endurance will increase your life span – and who could argue with that?
Increase Muscle Strength
After 4-5 weeks of regular boot camp workouts, you should notice an increase in your muscle strength. You can lift heavier items than you could before. As your muscles get stronger, they also become more toned, which makes you look leaner and more fit. Your balance should improve as well due to the strengthening of your core muscles.
Improve Balance and Agility
As you continue to perform exercises that require balance and coordination, and as your muscles continue to become stronger, you’ll find that your balance, agility, and coordination are improving as well. For instance, I fell on the ice on a few times this past winter. After a month or two of boot camp, I was able to catch myself before landing on my butt. Not something you really think about, but definitely a benefit in my mind!
Let’s face it, workouts can get boring. Bootcamp workouts are often the exception. I go to bootcamp workouts five days a week, and every day is different. I also get to work out with a great group of like-minded individuals and with a great boot camp instructor. I have no problem getting to my class five times a week simply because I enjoy it so much.
So if you want to get in shape quickly, improve your cardio endurance and muscle strength, and HAVE FUN while you’re doing it, get off your butt and try a boot camp fitness program!