The history of Bootcamp workouts, like the one offered at MultiGym MTL, originate from the past military boot camp where new recruits do high-intensity circuits of running, pushups, sit-ups and other explosive exercises to help build strength and agility. Today, Bootcamp workouts have become popular in various fitness arenas as a way to get into a shape and build camaraderie in addition to six pack abs. You will burn a significant amount of calories and gain many several health benefits by doing this workout.
About the class
Bootcamp classes force you to push yourself to a new limit. When you work out alone, it’s easy to throw in the towel at the first sign of weakness. You have a twinge, you feel tired, you start thinking of everything you have to get done at work that day and ultimately, you throw in the towel and head out the door.
When you work in a group, especially one designated as your “team,” throwing in the towel is not an option. You can’t just walk out your team mates half way through so you stay. You will push yourself harder and because of that, you get better results and a greater sense of accomplishment when you finish.
You pay for a gym membership right? You might as well get your money’s worth.
Health Benefits of Bootcamp
Circuit training is known to reduce fat more quickly than traditional aerobic exercise. Along with the loss of fat, Bootcamp increases your cardiovascular health by strengthening your heart and lungs. You will feel less stressed and if you have issues with high blood pressure, the workout will help to decrease it. You will be stronger and you will notice an increase in muscle tone and strength.
Psychological Benefits of Bootcamp
Bootcamp is as much psychological as it is physical. Participants work in a team toward a common goal. There is nothing sweeter than pushing through the feeling of wanting to give up and completing the workout. At the end of the workout you a have an incredible sense of accomplishment, increase confidence and self-esteem. You will feel stronger and more energetic and more than likely you will want to go back for more.
The team work and camaraderie is just an added bonus.
Why you Should do it
It’s versatile. Anybody can do it. Whether you are a man or woman; a couch potato or an elite athlete; this workout can cater to everyone. You go at your own pace and try to hit your own maximum performance. That max will be different for everyone.
Bootcamp burns between 600-900 calories per hour depending on your weight and how much work you put into it. The intensity of the exercises will help you burn calories at a faster rate than traditional exercise. If you are the type of person looking for a new challenge or someone that gets easily bored at a gym, then Bootcamp may be your new motivation. It’s new, it’s fun, it’s a challenge and it’s doable.