Prior to boot camp I had been going to the gym 3-4 times a week between shift-work and University. I wasn’t noticing much change and was finding it difficult to fit going to the gym in as often as I’d have liked. I signed up for the 10 week boot camp in January purely to improve my fitness and looking for something a bit different to motivate me. Initially I was apprehensive as to doing something so different, especially when it involved getting up in the cold and dark. Most people think you’re a bit bonkers waking up first thing for “punishment” out of choice, but it really is pretty easy after the first one and fun too. I always felt refreshed after and it’s great to have worked out knowing you have the rest of the day ahead.
Boot camp was perfect for me as every session chops and changes. You don’t have the dread of knowing what’s coming next like you do in some fitness classes, but you still get an all over workout. The sessions were tough; you’re able to go at your own pace (within reason), but still encouraged to push yourself. My strength and fitness levels have increased quicker in the past couple of months than with any other training I was doing before. If anything I have more energy, despite being up so early.
My aim was never about losing weight or inches and I didn’t really expect to however I ended up losing over 6 pounds, 13 inches and 7% body fat! I’m now down to 18% body fat which is amazing! You get nutrition and exercises info too, making it well worth the money of signing up. I’ve even been going to 6am beach circuits to fill the gap before the next one. I would definitely recommend SBPT Boot camp and have even managed to get a friend to sign up for the next one too.
Target: maintain my achievements and continue improving my strength for a summer full of charity challenges!