Yes you will. We recognise that many people are starting at a relatively low fitness level & may not have exercised for some time. Therefore, when required, we will offer beginners, intermediate & advanced options for each exercise. You can choose which of these to do. You will not be asked to do anything you are not physically capable of doing.
No you won't. Unless you are in the advanced group running is restricted to very short distances, within a small area, and you can always take the option of powerwalking rather than running. You will find that your fitness improves quickly, so the chances are even if you struggle to run even a few meters, within a few weeks it will become a lot more manageable.
No. The training we do is designed to burn calories, reduce bodyfat & tone all of the major muscle groups, without building size. So you will become leaner & stronger, without looking like the hulk.
We all started as a beginner at one time so do not worry. It will be hard but you have to start somewhere. You can go at your own pace and stop at any point.
No matter what fitness level you are at we can help you take it to the next level. We have many members at bootcamp that win races, run marathons, climb mountains and win obstacle races.
We can also make sure you are exercising in a safe way to avoid injuries as you push yourself to the next leve.
We feel that training outdoors can really benefit your mental health and well-being. Fresh air, being a group of positive people and also doing something "for you" can really help with every day stresses.
We strongly advise that you bring a water bottle. Your instructor will have a bag for all car keys & valuables so no need for your own bag or pickets. Other than that, all you need to bring is a positive attitude and plenty of energy.
One of the most common mistakes made is exercising on an empty stomach.
This results in a lack of energy and burning of muscle instead of fat. Aim to eat something high in energy about an hour before the class. Fruit or cereals are ideal as they digest quickly. Also make sure you are hydrated. Just 5% dehydration can cause a 30-40% reduction in performance so aim to drink plenty of water not just during, but before and after the class.
If you are participating outdoors please ensure you have clothing appropriate for the weather.
If it is cold we advise gloves and a waterproof top if rain looks likely. We also advise that you wear suitable trainers that you don't mind getting dirty.
Alternatively, if it's a really warm day ensure you have a vest or t-shirt to avoid overheating.
It is imperative that you have the correct sports bra for your safety - we recommend that you find the right one as not wearing one can affect your body's health.
We recomment sports bras from Marks and Spencer.
We train all year round so it is worth having a winter and summer pair of trainers. When wet and muddy you should look at wearing off road trainers, trail style trainers with a good grip. Please speak to the trainers for ideas on trainers that might work well for you
Yes - if you would like us to! We will do an occasional bleep test as well as touch base and support you
Please don't, you can ask any of our instructors in the strictest of confidence.
We will try and answer any questions to the best of our knowledge. If we can't we will find out or recommend someone who can help.
Remember, no matter what question you have, please ask.
If you are a female and would rather ask for advice from a female instructor this is always available to you as well.
Yes. Our instructors are very passionate about helping you reach your goals; whether this is to run a 5/10k, lose weight, feel better, look great for the beach or just look after your general health and well being.
When I first started Bootcamp people I know used to comment, “You\’re Brave!” I\’ve found since joining 2 months ago it\’s not as scary as people make out I have began a new way of living and it\’s good to see that it\’s paying off by becoming fitter each week and seeing the lbs go the right way on the scales-downwards!! I have been to a number of sessions across available and each session has been fun and never the same as the last. All the instructors are encouraging and people within the group are positive too. It\’s good to know someone will encourage you to press that little bit further than before because they know you can do it, even when you think you can\’t
- Charlotte English, Leeds
I have now lost about 22lbs since January 2011 and 17lbs of that has been lost since joining in July 2011, it\’s now September
- Phillipa Clark, Leeds