Boot camp workouts are hard, they’re effective and they might be just where you need to be this week. Paul Nunoo, personal trainer and boot camp instructor, says that boot camps are a perfect way to challenge yourself physically and hit your fitness goals.
“I think everyone should try it just for the camaraderie alone. It’s a fun way to lose weight.”
Here are three reasons you should sign up for a boot camp class today:
1. Group Accountability
When compared to regular group fitness classes, boot camp has a much higher level of accountability. While you can go to an average class and never know the name of the person working out next to you, boot camp classes promote a reliance on others.
“Boot camp is different from regular group fitness classes because you not only have your instructor giving you exercises to do, but you also have other patrons making sure you aren’t cheating yourself,” Nunoo says. “They are there cheering you on. They make it fun!”
2. Shared Glory
In boot camp, when your group mates win, so do you. This shared success encourages everyone participating in the class to help each other.
“You tend to make friends within the fitness world, and they want to see you succeed just as much as you want to see yourself do well,” Nunoo says. “They keep you motivated. They keep you focused. They hold you accountable when you gain weight. They share in your glory when you lose.”