What to Expect at Fitness Boot Camp

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January 3, 2010

Are you considering a fitness boot camp class to jump start your Paleo lifestyle and complement it? Boot camp is an activity that can help you burn lots of calories during the class as well as after.

0220-1990s-fitness-bootcamp_liIt may seem intimidating to a newbie, but boot camp offers a great workout, the camaraderie of your fitness community, and a challenging way to meet your fitness goals.

Eat something beforehand

While exercising on an empty stomach may seem like a good idea, it’s actually best to eat a small meal of protein and carbs an hour before your class. You’ll be lifting weights, running, and jumping, so you’ll need a little fuel beforehand. Also, be sure to eat protein a half hour after your workout.

Bring water and a towel

You will sweat in boot camp. And you’ll get super thirsty. Bring an absorbent towel to dab your sweat and a water bottle. Be sure to drink plenty of water before and after your boot camp class.

Be prepared to work hard

Boot camp is not for the faint of heart. It is hard, and therefore you must work hard and give it your all. The instructor as well as others in the class will provide you with the motivation you need to keep moving. You will pant, sweat, and lose your breath, but all of that is a good thing as far as fitness is concerned.

Let the instructor know you are new

Arrive a few minutes early to let the instructor know that you are new to the class. They will give you a rundown of what to expect and to do the best that you can. If you want to stay in the back of class, that’s fine! Just let the instructor know why you’re so shy—you’re a newbie!