Fitness Workout Ideas Volume 2 28
Over the years I have collected my share of bootcamp workout ideas.
I have saved my favorites and I am constantly adding to my collection. 90% of the time, I plan my bootcamp workouts using these ideas that I have collected.
What’s great about that, is that it means that I can pull together my workouts
in minutes. It saves me literally hours each day. I used to get so frustrated trying to come up with new, fresh and fun workouts so that my campers wouldn’t get bored.
If you want to make your life easier, run your bootcamp classes – DON’T LET THEM
Don’t spend hours and days trying to reinvent the wheel when you can
simply pick up proven fitness games that have already been used successfully by a
bootcamp veteran. Most people KNOW that they should be doing this,that it would save them time & reduce their stress – but for whatever reason, they DON’T take action and get it done.
My boot camp expert friend Leon Melnicenko (the one who brought you Unique Bootcamp Workouts)
has come up with an awesome NEW resource for you which will be a solution to this problem. He’s put together 25 of his incredibly, creative team games in a brand new resource. Now you can “steal” his ideas – they are like nothing you or your campers have ever seen before!
PS Grab Epic Bootcamp Games Vol 2 => click here
I went from personal trainer to bootcamp operator in July 2005. At that time, you couldn’t find much information anywhere on how to start and run a fitness bootcamp. I happened to find and buy an audio CD for $99.00 on starting a bootcamp business.
My wife couldn’t believe that I paid that much for a CD.
The CD arrived a few days later, I popped it in the CD player and listened eagerly. My brand new bootcamp was scheduled to start in a few days so as you can imagine, I was a sponge and listened intently.
I learned how to do warm ups, scout the area in the park first (if running a bootcamp outside) to see if there are ants or potholes. Bring bug spray, water, towels.
I actually learned a lot from that CD and went on to run my bootcamp successfully, moving indoors and then to bigger buildings.
Fast forward to the present. Kyle Wood, Garry Robinson and I have created the perfect resource for starting, running, and growing an award winning bootcamp business.
Check out the video below to find out all about it!
or click below to buy now!
Here in the States, Summer is beginning to wind
down and people’s attention may wander from our
bootcamp to other areas in their lives.
Upcoming activities such as school, school
activities (football, cheer leading, volleyball, etc)
Labor Day, and Halloween lie lurking just ahead.
People may not be as concerned about how they
look in a bathing suit and/or shorts as cooler
weather rolls in.
So what are you going to do to keep people focused?
We know that this can be the time of year that people
pack on the pounds with Monday Night football and
In addition, parents buy extra snacks for the kiddos
school lunches and then mindlessly gobble down a few
As a result, it’s time to revisit
your game plan as a trainer/bootcamp owner.
Here are my 4 recommendations for you to explore to
freshen things up during the Fall and Winter months.
1) Ramp Up Your Intensity
Go a little crazy. Talk louder. Wave your arms
around more. Being a trainer gives you a license
to be a little bit of a character (Richard Simmons,
Jillian Michaels, etc). People get used to your
mannerisms so change up every once in a while.
Keep’em off guard and keep ’em members longer.
Boring is bad for business.
Change up your workouts, games, warm ups.
Think of off the wall activities. Bring some new
equipment into your bootcamps. Sledgehammers,
Rogue paralletes, rings, hand grippers, bands,
the burn machine are just some ideas to get your
The burn machine is a great portable tool. I’ve been
experimenting with it lately in my garage gym as I’m back
to training small groups and the women love it.
You can do a full body workout with this thing, you can
add weight and did I mention that it’s portable?
One of the best things that I did was to
be intense, expect big things from clients,
hold them accountable.
“Hate me today, love me tomorrow” is my
war cry when I’m teaching a class.
They tell their friends who aren’t getting
results at the program down the street and
the next thing you know – BOOM – you’ve got
a new member.
2) Get Some New Games On
Try out some new workouts and games. Yes, there’s new
“Fitness Game Experts” popping up every day but the
only ones that I currently recommend and use are these:
Any trainer who has people do “wheel barrow races” is just
asking for trouble. It’s so easy to get injured with this
exercise especially for a de-conditioned person.
My point? Make sure these games are safe and not overly
creative to the point of danger. Not good for business.
Check out this youtube channel for some grade school fitness
games you can try out (or tweak them to make them better
suit your needs).
3) Stage A New Challenge
I like to use Loseit.com to track my calories, my clients
and to use their “Challenges” feature. I just noticed that they
have a new challenge called “NFL Pre Season”
Join your favorite NFL team (or create your own) to see which
team can earn the most exercise minutes before the start of the
regular season. Team size is minimum 2 and maximum 20.
Even if you don’t join this NFL challenge, maybe it will get
you thinking to create your own unique challenge.
4) Create A Total Well Being Program For Your Clients
I’m doing this now. Here’s why. The main concern that I
hear is “I do great when I come to your class, I eat well the
rest of the day and love how I feel. My challenges are the
days that I don’t or can’t come to class. I eat the wrong
foods, don’t workout – it feels like a roller coaster up and
Well…problems are opportunities. So create a total well being
approach for your clients (and their friends who can’t attend
your class for whatever reason).
I’ve been working on my total well being program for 3 years – it
includes a book (soft cover, kindle, or ebook), cardio program,
strength program (gym, bootcamp) and lots of extras like
quick start guides, grocery lists, logs and more.
As we know, nutrition accounts for 70-80% of our clients success.
If you’re too busy to create one yourself, I’ll let you know when
mine is done and maybe it will be useful to you and your clients.
While it won’t be free, it’ll be reasonable and if nothing else
perhaps it will give you ideas so that you can create your own.
We hear a lot about the Paleo Diet and while its
a step in the right direction, it doesn’t
account for “The Human Behavior Aspect”
We’re too far along the fast food and sugar
lanes to cut out these foods for any length
In my experience, you’ll do much better with
client retention and long term results by
NOT cutting out certain foods.
Instead, have your clients focus on how they
feel after eating certain foods. Could it be
the food, the combination of foods?
If they feel tired, bloated then most likely
the problem was how the meal was constructed.
I’ve lost 30 lbs long term since following these
methods. 20 of those pounds have been erased
since just last year.
I feel energetic, strong and ready to take
on any challenge.
Current weight? 176lbs.
Never thought I’d allow that low of a body weight
but since my strength is still up there and
my energy levels are too, what the heck.
It feels great!
Reading Rich Fronings “First – What It Takes
To Win” and read where Rich eats sugar, avoids
pasta because it makes his stomach feel funny.
Wonder Why? Could it be impaired digestion?
So choose a nutritional program
that you can live with long term. Don’t try to
cut out certain foods – you’ll set yourself up
My bootcamp clients struggle the most with their
diets. They can handle the workouts. Heck, that’s
fun compared to trying to figure out what to eat
at night when they’re alone sitting on the couch
in front of the boob tube.
Hundreds of food commercials targeting them with
their confusing messages – telling them it’s “light”,
“sugar free”, “no fat”, “only 100 calories”, etc.
Work on understanding “Food Science” and how
certain macronutrients affect each other during
More on this important topic coming!
Barbell Clean and Jerk up to 225lbs
Barbell Squat x 20 reps
5 30″ Box Jumps
500 meter row
– Scott York