If you're sick of sweating it out in a crowded gym …
If you spend your workouts walking to nowhere on the treadmill …
If you hate performing boring, time-consuming exercise routines that don't give you the results you want …
Why not try something different?
Fitness boot camps use well-designed, progressive plans that are scaled to all levels of fitness. The military-style program – a circuit of drills ranging from running and jumping jacks to push-ups, squats, dips, and crunches – appeals to people with busy schedules who need to pack a hard workout into a quick hour.
East Valley Bootcamp in Chandler offers a unique approach to exercise. “Our philosophy blends supervised fitness training with the motivation and accountability of a group setting. We’ve combined the latest exercise science with a dash of old-school circuit training, producing a new concept in fitness that is fast becoming the latest craze – only this craze actually works!” explains East Valley Bootcamp instructor Tom Lewandowski. East Valley Bootcamp was created to engage groups of people in challenging exercise that not only builds a stronger body but also promotes camaraderie with others while providing an unconventional alternative to gyms and personal trainers.
Fitness boot camps are the latest phenomenon in the modern world of health-conscious folks as boot camp classes gain national exposure on makeover television shows such as The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Fit Club. Many people nowadays prefer to go to fitness boot camps rather than to gyms. The reason? Boot camps offer power-filled, calorie-blasting workouts that are just an hour long, which is perfect for today’s time-strapped executive, on-the-go soccer mom, or retired busy-bee. You can’t beat the change of workout scenery and fresh, crisp outdoor air!
"One of the reasons boot camps are incredibly popular is because they provide a pretty time-efficient approach to exercise,'' said Cedric X. Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise. "You work the whole body. You're in and out. For most of us who are time-pressured, it's a nice way to fit fitness in,'' said Bryant.
"The gym can be an isolating place,'' says Brittney, a long-time participant of East Valley Bootcamp in Chandler. “At Bootcamp, you form camaraderie with people because you're going through this challenge together. The instructors provide such a positive and accepting environment where nobody is an outsider. We all cheer each other on and exchange our stories. After my first month was over, I signed up for another three months – I was addicted to the morning workouts! I feel so amazing after attending the morning Bootcamp that it makes getting up at the break-of-dawn worth it. My days are more productive, I am more focused at work, and my attitude is positive. At this point, I can't imagine my life without Bootcamp,” explains Brittney.
In the last three months, Brittney has lost 22 pounds and 30 inches. Her BMI (Body Mass Index) is below 25, and she has learned to love running. “I was a size 12 - almost a size 14 - and now my size 8 jeans are too big for me. I couldn't have gotten these results without East Valley Bootcamp,” says Brittney.
Age Is Not an Obstacle
East Valley Boot Camp adapts to all ages and levels of fitness. From the beginner to the advanced exerciser, the instructors meet you at your current fitness level and work with you to improve and reach YOUR personal best. If you can’t jump due to a knee injury, adjustments are made or an alternate exercise is offered. Maybe you can’t run the first day or week, but if you just put forth the effort, East Valley Bootcamp’s instructors push you just enough to get the results you seek.
Participants are never asked to perform more than they are capable of doing but will be encouraged to give 100% effort (which varies from person to person). “Our boot camp classes are not a competition with others; each session provides the competitive dimension for each person to compete for his or her personal best,” explains Lewandowski.
And age is definitely not a barrier for success. Some of East Valley Bootcamp’s most successful clients have been over age of 50. Take Anne-Marie Tayler of Chandler as an example. Anne-Marie was a newbie who had not been exercising prior to attending East Valley Bootcamp. But in just three short months, she shed over 35 pounds and dropped from a size 16 to a size 8! Tayler says, “I feel GREAT! I never want to gain the weight back, and I want to keep my health up. I have had high cholesterol for years – until now.” What an accomplishment for a woman who is 59 years young!
Men Are Welcome, Too!
Most local and national boot camp classes are for women only. East Valley Bootcamp is the only company in the South East Valley offering co-ed classes. “We don’t feel men should be excluded from our workouts. Both male and female clients can get an intense workout in a fun, supportive setting with our classes,” explains Lewandowski.
Dwight Vettel is another Chandler resident who rises early everyday to sweat it out at the 5:30a.m. class. He explains, “East Valley Bootcamp is one of the best things that has happened to me. The boot camp, though tough and challenging, has been fun. I’m 52 years old, and boot camp has helped me to start getting into the best shape of my life since I was a senior in high school.” Dwight is so dedicated; he often attends a morning AND afternoon class on the same day … now that’s discipline!
Get Started Now
Some of you might be worried that a boot camp will be too strenuous or intimidating. But from your very first session, you will realize that this type of workout isn’t what you expected – the instructors will help you work at a pace that will challenge but not frustrate you – and best of all, you’ll see improvements in a very short time. You’ll become stronger, fitter, leaner … and if you start now, your body will be ready just in time for those summer shorts and tank tops!
For more information, including class schedules and locations or to register online, visit EastValleyBootcamp.com.
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East Valley Bootcamp in Chandler offers a unique approach to exercise. “Our philosophy blends supervised fitness training with the motivation and accountability of a group setting. We’ve combined the latest exercise science with a dash of old-school circuit training, producing a new concept in fitness that is fast becoming the latest craze – only this craze actually works!” explains East Valley Bootcamp instructor Tom Lewandowski. www.eastvalleybootcamp.com