Let’s talk fitness….
Not just any fitness, it’s OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP (btw, incidentally, I did say in a post I would write about it, well here it is) Hmmm, but what is it, really? I’m not even sure how to explain—I’ll try though, in simple phrases and bullet form, the best way I can…
- I do drills now like Tabata, A Min On The Min, 20 min workout, TRX, etc etc.
- I never do the same drills twice!
- I expect the unexpected
- I use all kinds of sports equipment (i.e. kettlebell, jump rope, elastic bands)
- I do routines and exercises against time or repetitions, but never the same in one session
- I compete against myself, which is harder at times (mind over matter is vital)
I know it’s quite confusing. But let me say this: I find strength in our trainer’s motivation, that’s why I have lasted two sets or exactly 20 sessions already! I know, right? And can I just brag that I’m much stronger now than when I started.
I can try to convince you in so many words but I think it’s best if you look at the images I posted— my take is , it’s either you hate it or you will fall in love with the whole thing:-) I know, twice a week seems like I torture myself doing this but I am having fun! In fact, I think my running was put aside too much because of this ….yikes! On the contrary though, I feel that I am a stronger runner because of this! Plus, (I think ) doing bootcamp is a good cross training to any sport.
That said, what’s my (a.M.oT’s) recommendation: Try it! And be a happy (BOOT)CAMPER like me:-)
Faz (remember her? I recently featured her in What’s in Your Bag?), who is our fab bootcamp trainer and coach will give you a session for free if you are seriously considering trying it. I urge you to. There is nothing like it, I guarantee.
If you do not like the outdoors, Faz and her team have indoor bootcamp sessions too. Visit their website (http://www.activelifebkk.com/bangkokbootcamps/) for more details
Faz Ibrahim is a personal trainer and is part owner of Active Lifestyle here in Bangkok (Check their FBpage for lots of wellness tips and health recipes!) Faz also blogs at The Fitness Library and is a contributor for the Expat Ladies in Bangkok Magazine.
For immediate bookings and/or inquiries call Active Lifestyle at: 084.656.9800
Here’s a video, the first ever session I attended, grabbed from Active Lifestyle Website.