Blast Into The New Year With A Boot Camp
It’s time for a fresh start this year! One of the most enduring New Year’s resolutions in 2017 for many people is getting healthy and fit. Overall wellness and physical health is attainable for everyone; however, the biggest challenge is always the first step. It can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out how to begin a regimented fitness program that is safe and effective. Getting started should be fun, motivating and exciting. While private sessions with a personal trainer are an excellent route to take, there are alternatives that can help make professional fitness instruction more affordable. An all-inclusive plan for a new fitness program is group training in a “boot camp”. An outdoor group fitness class is a very effective way to stay on track while working towards specific fitness goals.
So, the next question many people wonder is “which boot camp is right for me?” Each group fitness class has its own unique format and identity. Some fitness classes offer certain features that others may not and vice versa. The best game-plan to kick off your new fitness regimen is to find the boot camp that offers what you specifically need. Asking around and researching online reviews of fitness group boot camps are excellent sources of finding a reputable, solid program that will work well for you.
Nolan Ferraro of Salire Fitness offers a top-rated fitness boot camp in the heart of New Orleans. His boot camp is available to men and women of all fitness and experience levels in various locations throughout the scenic City Park area all year-round. It is a fun, exhilarating, and effective one-hour workout that begins with a 5 minute stretch/warm-up, then the circuit training portion of the session begins. The workouts consist of a diverse series of exercises utilizing bodyweight, dumbbells, props in the park and a yoga mat. Ferraro structures the workouts to fit the experience level of all participants. The session ends with a 3-4 minute cool-down stretch as the class members conclude a very motivated and energetic full-body workout.
The price of the fitness class is $75 per month or $12 per individual workout. There is a total of 6 classes offered throughout the week: Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 am and 6:00 pm, Thursday at 6:00 pm, and Friday at 5:30 am. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, towel, bottle of water and a set of 5 lb. dumbbells for women/10 lb. dumbbells for men.
For more information on the Salire Fitness boot camp, as well as other health and wellness services, please visit: www.salirefitness.com
New Orleans Body Transformation Camp
One of the most well-developed and established outdoor group fitness classes in the city is the New Orleans Body Transformation Camp. There are numerous aspects of this group fitness class that make it very unique. First, it is exclusively reserved for women. Owner Jonas Deffes feels that this quality helps the participants to feel more relaxed and less self-conscious during the workout sessions. Another distinct quality of the camp is the diversity of locations that the classes are offered. There are workout classes conducted in the Uptown area near Audubon Zoo, as well as on the West Bank near the Farmer’s Market in Gretna, and also in Lakeview at St. Dominic School in the gated, secure schoolyard. The widespread choices of locations make the New Orleans Body Transformation Camp very accessible to everyone in the city. The third feature that makes it so unique is the added benefit of nutritional consulting to help class members integrate a highly effective nutrition plan into the workout program for better results. This helps the participants to see the positive effects of the entire health and wellness program that the class offers, in a much faster amount of time to aid in the improvement of their overall quality of life.
The 6-week New Orleans Body Transformation Camp is a seasonal fitness class starting on January 9th, 2017. The cost is $149 for the 6-week period, and the schedule consists of Monday-Friday at 5:30 am for each location. The classes run simultaneously each morning. Participants can register online and access more information at: www.nolabootcamp.com
If indoor fitness is where you thrive and perform at your best, then there is another great option for you in the New Orleans area. The exclusive indoor boot camp, Bodytime Nola, offers boot camp classes year-round in the mornings and evenings in two central locations. The morning class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday is scheduled for 5:30 am at the Hilton Riverside in downtown New Orleans for $99 per month. The evening class on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday is scheduled for 5:30 pm at 2919 St. Charles Avenue for $99 per month. If a person would like to drop-in and try an individual class, the rate is $15 per workout.
With the slogan “no class is the same”, Bodytime Nola delivers a diverse, fun workout that motivates as it exhilarates to pave the pathway to results for all who accept the challenge. Participants are asked to bring water, 3-5 lb. dumbbells, jump rope, resistance bands, a yoga/exercise mat and a positive attitude.
For more information on the Bodytime Nola boot camp, as well as other health and wellness services, please visit : www.bodytimenola.com
One of the most important aspects of being a part of a group fitness class is accountability. It is so tempting to skip a morning workout when you exercise alone at a health club. There are so many reasons you can potentially tell yourself to justify not going to work out. However, when a group is encouraging you to keep showing up to exercise each morning before the sun is even up, you have the extra motivation and incentive you may need to stay disciplined with your fitness program. The beauty of fitness boot camps is that a trained professional is structuring the workouts and doing the program planning for you. All you have to focus on is getting up in the morning and performing each exercise to the best of your ability. The trainers take all the guesswork out of fitness for you. It is a great way to kick-start your New Year’s resolution of getting in better shape.
When choosing a group fitness class it is so important to make sure that the format of the workouts is conducive to your own personal exercise capabilities and goals. All fitness classes have their strengths. Find a group that you feel very comfortable exercising with each day and an instructor who is knowledgeable and skilled in fitness for all experience levels. If it helps to begin the initial push to get started, team up with a friend and register for a boot camp together. There is always a greater chance of success when a strong support system is in place.
This is the time of year that will set the tone for the rest of 2017. Blast into the new year with a renewed sense of initiative and the fitness results you have always hoped for will become a reality. Gaining momentum now is more important than ever. “An object in motion stays in motion”- this memorable quote of Newton’s First Law of Motion is true not only in physics but in fitness and in life as well. It’s time to get in motion, and a local fitness boot camp is a great way to start your new health and wellness journey of 2017!
Sammy Cusimano, BSA and CPT is a personal trainer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 376-9827.