New Year, New Fitness Workout Ideas
Hope you had a fun filled family Holiday season. Hope you got to “unplug” from the internet a little, put business on the back burner, eat some high calorie meals and take a break from the regular routine. You certainly need to do this from time to time. It will help you to stay fresh and enthusiastic about your business and goals.
This is my first post of 2014 and I’ve got lots more to come. First and foremost, I have to tell you about a new Bootcamp Resource that is due out this weekend. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of Leon Melnicenko’s new book, “Epic Bootcamp Games Volume 2” last week. I had to wait until the kids got back to school today so I could sit down and review it.
Here’s my actual review notes which will sum it up:
Here at Fitness Workout Ideas, I have a high standard about what I choose to share with you. So when you see a product being advertised or talked about on these pages, it will be of high value, have a money back guarantee and it will help you grow your business.
Sometimes, you may pass on a new resource, other times you may snap it right up. It’s your choice. My job is simply to show you what’s available and to give you some feedback from one bootcamp owner to another. Fair enough? Cool. Leon’s eBook will be available this weekend and I’ll let you know how you can get it for 60 % off the regular price.
OTHER NEWS FROM FITNESS WORKOUT IDEAS
I’m going to be expanding this website this year. I’ll be changing the look in order to make your user experience more fulfilling and enjoyable. I’ll be expanding my topics but will always be staying true to fitness without all of the fluff and filler. No trends of the month or BS like that. More workout videos coming your way that you can use for ideas in your own group training. More resources like finding free or inexpensive bootcamp equipment on Craigslist, easier ways to build your bootcamp website and how to get highly listed on Google what with all of the recent animal updates.
Fitness is my passion. I’m here to stay. I’m here to teach and I’m here to learn. I’d love to know what you’re interested in doing this year. Are you out of ideas? Or are you supercharged and ready to rock? Are you bored with bootcamp training and looking for new ways to train, using new types of equipment? Are you stumped about a bootcamp business aspect?
Always love to hear what’s going on with you.
People don’t make eye contact as much anymore.
Their heads are down, peering into their smart phones as they go about their day. They’re like zombies. Too busy in their own world to be interacting in yours.
They don’t seem to be having fun or getting much enjoyment out of life. One way to add fun and enjoyment to their lives is to introduce them to Fitness Games. You’ll immediately notice a boost in motivation and enthusiasm. They’ll relearn teamwork. They’ll relearn interaction.
It seems to me that if you can make fitness fun, then most of the “work” is done. In my bootcamp world, fun doesn’t mean that my clients are just standing around, cracking jokes and doing a few hula hoops. No, to me it means you implement fun from the start, in the warm ups, in the dynamic warm ups, maybe in the workout and definitely during the end of the class.
I just finished my workout for today. I did the Crossfit workout called, Fight Gone Bad. My version went like this:
3 Rounds, 5 stations, 60 seconds at each station, 60 second rest, after each round (5 stations = 1 round). The exercises were:
Box Jumps 24″
Barbell Push Press 95lbs
Medicine Ball Slams
Kettlebell Squat With High Pull
My “score” was 256 points.
At the end of the workout, I was wiped out, my heart rate was screaming. Once my heart rate got down to around 90 BPM, I was ready for the next activity. This is a great time to implement fitness games into the workout. You’re already toast, but you still have enough energy to finish up the workout and play something fun. Here’s a game that you can try with your clients. All it requires is a deck of cards for each team and a bowl (or something similar).
This game can be played with a regular deck of cards. The goal is for each team to get the most points. Each team has one bowl about 6 feet in front of them. You can split the group up into teams of 3 players in order to avoid chaos by using just one bowl.
Shuffle the cards and deal the deck evenly among the players on each team. Now try and flick the cards into the bowl. After your cards are all thrown, count your points. The team with the most points wins (count the points on the cards or just the total number of cards). Each team must do the exercises that they missed. The exercise that you choose is up to you. Do up to 10 reps per exercise so if you have 40 cards that didn’t make it into the bowl, you would do a total of 400 reps. Use your creativity as to how you want to go about doing the 400 reps of various exercises. Make it a race to see which team finishes their exercises first. This game has a built in rest period while throwing the cards – a great way to recover after a workout.
By the way, this game (the original version) comes from a product called Strength Stack 52.
Here’s the video explaining more:
And here’s the kickstarter project for this product -> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1172471035/strength-stack-52-playing-cards-the-game-of-fit?ref=live
For more fun fitness games like this, check out Bootcamp Fitness Games!
P.S. The suspension trainer is a great tool for bootcamp training. It’s portable, light and has tons of uses. You can see my review of the product and grab it for only $27 (regularly $47). The special sale is over in less than 10 hours -> Suspension Revolution!
I reviewed Suspension Revolution personally myself yesterday and was impressed that there are several components to the product. I’m always looking for new fitness workout ideas so I love to get them, try them and review them for others.
If you’ve never used rings or trx style suspension trainers in your fitness bootcamp, then I think you’ll like the depth and quality that went into the making of this product. Starting off with the videos (see my review below), you can tell it’s got high production values with great lighting and sound. Dan Long is the go to guy for this type of training. He looks to be in his 40’s and keeps himself in great shape (another check mark in my book) and boy does Dan have ENERGY!
I showed my wife the intro video (see my review below) and she thought she was watching an infomercial for a second. I like his style, though, I think it works for him. Nothing wrong with being passionate and energetic about what you do.
The product is made up of:
- Suspension Revolution eBook – Beginner (49 pages)
- Suspension Revolution Intermediate (49 pages)
- Suspension Revolution Advanced (125 pages)
- Bonus! Strap Finishers 2.0
There is a table of contents in each eBook, a little about the author and the Workouts. There are high quality color pictures of the exercises with good written descriptions. You don’t have to use TRX suspension straps, you can use Jungle Gym XT or SBT (Suspended Bodyweight Training). If you have a pair of rings, you’ll be able to do a lot of these exercises (or a modified version of them).
I always get a different type of soreness in my muscles when I use rings in my own fitness workouts. I recommend this type of training and I love the portability of the rings or straps. Below is my video review of Suspension Revolution!