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Weight Off Bootcamp
What is Bootcamp?
BootCamp classes are a mix of traditional aerobic and body weight exercises and interval and strength training. They’re designed to resemble a military boot camp – but don’t be daunted, it just means they’re outdoors, they involve training groups of people at once, and they make sure that everyone gets the most out of their training​!
So what are the benefits?
We’ve outlined the benefits of both early-morning exercise and outdoor exercise elsewhere on this website, so check those out! Basically, there are tons of benefits to BootCamp, including physical health benefits (reducing high blood pressure, reducing risk of disease), weight benefits (we can help you lose weight and tone up), and mental health benefits (reducing stress and lifting mood). It’s also a super fun way to exercise which sets you up for the rest of the day and introduces you to some great people.  
Who can come?
Absolutely anyone - our BootCamp is open for anyone, any gender, any age, any shape, any experience, any fitness level! We have a totally non-judgemental environment and we embrace our differences.
  

The Boot Camp Program
Our Great British Weight-Off BootCamp classes start with dynamic stretching and running, followed by various different exercises including interval training, pushups/situps, press-ups, tricep dips, lunges, planks, burpees, squats and plyometrics. We always end with some yoga stretching to cool down, too. It’s a programme we’ve personally designed to build strength and improve fitness through a variety of intense interval exercises over a one-hour period. We offer nutrition advice, too, if you need it – just come and talk to Angel and she’ll help you out!


  Important Notes
 
What to wear? Well, we train in any and all kinds of weather – so firstly, look at the weather forecast before you leave. We recommend wearing a warm hoodie if it’s below 5 degrees outside, and a lighter sweater if it’s around 10 degrees. Make your upper body your priority – it cools down faster than your legs and it’s more dangerous for your upper body to cool down quickly as you can easily catch a cold that way! Basically if in doubt, bring a sweater. It’s better to come wearing too many clothes and take them off during the class than to come with not enough clothes and be cold! Ladies, your bra and workout shoes are the most important parts of your wardrobe. Make sure you wear a good bra that’s supportive while moving/running, and wear workout shoes that are comfortable and practical (obviously no stilettos, crocs, or sandals!). Speaking of workout shoes… training outside can wear your shoes out faster, so don’t wear trainers that are super-expensive or precious to you. Comfort is the priority! Make sure your workout clothes are comfortable and made of fabrics that breathe: sweats, capris, shorts, tank tops etc are all great. You’ll need to move around a lot, so no jeans! Remember that functionality is more important than fashion. We don’t care if your clothes match – we’re here to work out, they’ll be getting sweaty (and sometimes dirty) anyway! ​ If you have long hair, it’ll probably be most practical if you tie it up in a ponytail or bun. We also recommend bringing gloves if you want to avoid getting your hands dirty, as some exercises will require you to put your hands on the ground. Lastly, remember we’re outside – there are no changing rooms, so come prepared!
Preparation
Some people like to take ‘before’ photos, if they are trying to lose weight or tone up. You never have to show them to anyone of course, but it can be a good way of seeing your progress and looking at how far you’ve come.

Write down your goals. Whether it’s to lose weight, tone up, drop a dress size, or get ready to run a marathon, it’s helpful to think about your specific goals and write them down in advance.

We recommend getting a good night’s sleep the night before – this is probably the best preparation you can do, so try to get an early night.
Try to avoid alcohol and particularly heavy food the night before.

Make sure you have a drink of water to hydrate yourself when you wake up in the morning of the class. Bring a bottle of water or a sports drink with you, too, but don’t drink TOO much before/during the class as it’s difficult to move around if there’s too much water sloshing around inside you!

Try and have a small, light breakfast before class for energy – something like a banana, a yogurt or an energy bar. If you decide not to eat breakfast beforehand, we recommend bringing snacks like fruit or energy bars with you.   

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