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Is a Fitness Boot Camp The Right Way For You To Get In Shape?

Interested in a fitness boot camp to get your body ready for summer? Here is what you need to know about them so you can decide if it is the method of fitness that is right for you!

As the field of exercise science has expanded, personal trainers are being provided with more and more information about how they can help their clients get in the best shape possible, as quickly and safely as possible. One of the most significant developments in recent years has been the importance of high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

At Jensen Fitness, our favourite method of HIIT is through fitness boot camps. But, what is a fitness boot camp, is it right for me, and does it differ from a ‘Bridal Boot Camp’? Don’t worry; in the following article, we will answer all of these questions, and more, so you can pick the best way to get in shape this spring.

Jensen Fitness Has You Covered

Looking for a fitness boot camp program, bridal boot camp, or a personal trainer in Calgary? Jensen Fitness has some of the best personal trainers in the city that provide in-person, online, and boot camp training for people from all walks of life. For more information on how we can help you achieve your weight loss or fitness goals in a COVID-19 safe way, contact our team today by calling 403-200-0199 or fill in our online contact form.

What Are Fitness Bootcamps?

When you read the phrase “boot camp,” your mind likely tends to first think about the military and military training boot camps. The term ‘boot camp' is used because it is an excellent descriptor for the type of workouts, duration, and goals. Don’t worry; we promise there will not be a drill sergeant shouting at you while you work out. Rather, a Fitness Boot Camp is a type of group workout class for individuals looking to reach and exceed their fitness goals. Some common characteristics of fitness boot camps include:

  • You work out as a group
  • Total-body workouts
  • A mixture of bodyweight, cardio, free weights, and other exercise methods are used in conjunction
  • A certified personal trainer facilitates the Bootcamp
  • They are fun, challenging, and typically occur outdoors (weather permitting)

As more and more research and funding has poured into the fitness industry, one of the most telling things trainers are beginning to learn is what workout methods are suited best for specific goals. For many goals that include rapid weight loss, muscle gain, or training, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has proven to be one of the most effective ways. A fitness Bootcamp is one of the most popular, exciting, and enjoyable methods of HIIT. If you are looking to really get your sweat on with a group of like-minded individuals, a fitness boot camp might be perfect for you!

Is It Right For You?

The great thing about fitness boot camps is that, so long as you can keep up with the intensity, they are for just about anybody who wants to get into shape! No matter what your fitness level is, whether you are brand new to the gym, are an experienced gym-rat, or are training for an event or sport, there is most definitely a fitness boot camp that is tailored for you!

If you are interested in the prospect of a fitness boot camp, we don’t recommend you google ‘fitness boot camps near me’ and just show up at the first result that pops up. We recommend taking the time to understand what you are looking for in a bootcamp and finding one that suits your needs and lifestyle. Some specialized types of fitness boot camps include:

  • Fitness for beginners
  • Women-only
  • Boot camps for kids
  • Boot camps for seniors
  • Boot camps tailored for sports
  • Weight loss boot camps
  • Muscle building boot camps
  • Water-based boot camps
  • Military or prison-style boot camps
  • Bridal boot camps

While it's important to pick the right boot camp, it is just as important to choose the right trainer to administer the fitness boot camp. A high-quality, certified personal trainer who is focused on helping you reach your goals will do wonders for your experience at boot camp. If you are unsure how to find the perfect personal trainer in Calgary, check out our article on Six Questions You Should Ask Prospective Personal Trainers, so you can get the most out of your fitness boot camp.


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Want To Learn More About The Fitness Boot Camps at Jensen Fitness? Call Us Today

Are you ready for our fitness boot camps to totally change your life? To find out more about our fitness boot camps, including our specialized bridal boot camps for soon-to-be-brides, or to learn how our highly qualified personal trainers in Calgary can help you reach all of your fitness goals, contact our team by calling 403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form below.



How long do fitness boot camps take?

While the timeline of your Bootcamp really depends on the specific Bootcamp you have chosen, you can expect most boot camps to last between 4-8 weeks of multiple training sessions per week. Most training sessions will last between 1-2 hours each.

What is the difference between Crossfit and Bootcamp?

While the two share many similarities, such as a focus on total-body training and group exercises, the main difference is that Crossfit utilizes Olympic and Power-lifting exercises, while boot camps tend to avoid them due to their complexity.

Should I boot camp every day?

As strong as your desire is to get in shape through your fitness or bridal boot camp, most personal trainers will not recommend boot camping every day, especially if the workouts are quite intense in nature. For your body to perform its best, it needs time to rest, recharge, and heal from the stress a fitness boot camp puts on it. If your fitness boot camp is less intense, it may be okay to boot camp every day in a week.


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