Attending a fitness or weight loss boot camp may be something you’ve considered in the past but, for whatever reason, decided not to go ahead.
You’re not the only one.
The idea of taking time off of work and spending a couple of days on a beach or in the countryside with a group of personal trainers and fitness fanatics sounds scary, but the truth is that boot camps can be great fun, professionals designed to make you feel relaxed and at ease.
Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about attending a boot camp in 2019.
Professionals are there to help
We get it. Whether you’re overweight or you’re unfit, the idea of spending time with fitness experts can be daunting, and in some cases scary.
But the good news is that the people running boot camps are experienced in helping people just like you – whatever condition or shape you’re in – and they’re not going to judge you if you can’t run a half marathon on your first day.
Let down your guard, be prepared to learn and work hard, and you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Oh, and ignore those rumours that boot camp instructors are harsh and nasty – the majority are sympathetic, kind and will do all that they can to make you feel comfortable.
Chumming up makes the days more fun
Once you arrive at your boot camp, whether you’re there for an afternoon or a week, making friends is a good way to help pass the time.
We’re all in this together, right?
Sure, you’re going to be nervous, but making the effort to speak with other attendees will allow you to make a new friend who can give you moral support throughout the process.
Even better; find a friend who is looking to get into shape and attend a boot camp together as a mini-break.
Eating the right food makes sense
Before, during and after your boot camp experience, you should think about the food you’re eating.
Remember that food is fuel – it doesn’t make sense to spend a day exercising and working hard, only to go home and order a take out.
Be sensible, follow the diet plan you’re given as part of the course, and try as hard as you can to stick to it.
It won’t be easy, and you might need to get your family involved to get you through it, but once you’ve started to lose some weight you’ll have all of the incentives you need to work hard and get the job done.
Finding the right one is important
Finally, make sure you find the right boot camp for your needs.
There are thousands of PTs and camps on offer, including the Connecticut-based personal trainers at Horizon Personal Training, so shop around until you find the right camp for you.
Read reviews, attend free introductory courses, peruse their online material, and you’ll soon find a camp that will make a real difference in your life.
Don’t settle for second best – the right camp is out there for you.