Create a square with 4 cones. The distance between each cone can be as far or short as you want. If you have a large group, it will be best to split them up into 2 separate groups.
On the instructors “GO” have the group sprint along one side of the square. Have them walk or jog together as a group along the next three sides of the square. When they get back to the start have them sprint along two sides of the square. These are all out sprints nothing less. Then have them walk or jog as a group along the next two sides of the square.
Next have them sprint along three sides of the square and walk or jog as a group along the next side of the square. OK, ready? This time have them sprint along all 4 sides of the square. Whoever wins, the race gets to pick any bootcamp exercise that the entire group must do together for 30 seconds. Have them start this exercise as soon as you feel they have recovered enough from the last all out sprint.
You can continue to play this bootcamp game for however long you see fit. Usually three total times is plenty before everyone is ready for the next activity. Pretty cool, huh? This is a simple, basic game that you can use different exercises with (instead of sprints), increase or decrease the distance, put your faster bootcampers at one square and your beginners at another but above all else, keep it fun and keep things fresh. If you’re not changing things up periodically, you may experience what another bootcamp instructor experienced in his bootcamp. I’ll let him tell you the story:
I’m writing to tell you and your loyal subscribers about my amazing discovery.
But first I’ve got to come clean. I was upstaged by my own clients.
Here’s the story.
It was a cold December back in 2009…
I was the most boring, tedious and dull bootcamp instructor in town, until suddenly, out of nowhere, a fire storm of inspiration sprung from the most unlikely source….
Scott: Can you imagine my disbelief when a client suddenly screamed.
“Were not doing this again are we, the least we could do is play for points or something”
My heart sunk in to a crippling mess but before I could allow the dark hole ‘which had opened up in the ground’ to swallow me up, my Bootcamp came alive with idea’s being thrown around in every direction.
Natalie Diloway: “We’ll make this circuit in to a challenge”
Gary Chapman: “How about we divide the group this way”
Josie Burke: “Hey, why don’t you time the circuit and we’ll all try to beat it”
The workout was a smashing success on that crisp, cold winters days, but what followed was even more bizarre.
From being flat broke, down in the dumps and struggling to make the rent on my 3 bedroom family home… My bank accounts EXPLODED….
In just 3 short months, I was running the most profitable and talked about Bootcamp within a 100 mile radius…
Why: Because the Team Competition Circuits I later went on to develop, Inspired by my clients, created an untapped market of interest within my local community… I was the talk of the town.
Not only that but the new skills I had developed tripled my income, made me 100% original – others were unable to copy me PLUS it helped me attract a flood of loyal, raving clients who literally ‘marketed’ my Bootcamp for me.
Is that insane or what?
Who would have thought that a simple tweak in my training program could do all that?
Anyway Scott you’ll be glad to know I’m opening up my secret vault to your subscribers..
I want to make sure they get ahead and learn the Skills that we’ve both developed..
I mean that’s what it’s all about isn’t it, giving back and supporting the community?
Catch upon on Skype soon.
P.S I’m unveiling my secret vault of Team Competition Circuits on the weekend dated 4st April 2014. But only for a very limited time…
Here’s a Team Competition Circuit for your awesome subscribers until then.
She’s-Called-Tabata (pdf file)