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!
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Some trainers and coaches spend hours if not days looking
for great boot camp fitness games and fun workouts.
They get stuck coming
up with new ideas. And once they think that they’ve
found something, they have no idea whether the game
or workout has actually been used in an actual bootcamp.
So not knowing where to turn, they spend MORE time
online trying to come up with ideas.
If you’re spending way too much time looking for
“fun boot camp games” then you’re going to love
Bootcamp games are a must in every one of my
classes because they are a great way to wake
up, warm up and get my clients focused while
I used to spend hours online looking for resources
that I could tweak and work into my own bootcamp
but that seemed to take forever. Time is money.
Now within minutes, I can pick out one of the PROVEN
76 games or workouts that currently come with “Bootcamp Fitness Games”
and use it immediately with my boot camp group.
These games are easy to implement, they’re fun
and you can use them either indoors or outdoors.
Each game can be changed up a bit to create a
brand new fitness game so there is virtually unlimited combinations
to try for your fitness bootcamp classes.
Now if you’re thinking that these games are for kids
then I’ve got to tell you that they most definitely
are not! Some of the games will feel more like
boot camp “workout” games.
I remember one time when I was setting up some cones
for that mornings workout. The workout was “Pyramid
Overload Circuit” (POC). One of my veteran
bootcampers recognized what workout we were going to
be doing and quickly drove off!
Now none of these games or workouts are going to hurt
anyone. They can be adjusted to make them harder or
So if it’s been a tough day and you’re flustered –
don’t feel like you have to come up with bootcamp
games and workouts out of “thin air”. Check out
Bootcamp Fitness Games and within minutes you’ll
be grinning from ear to ear. There’s nothing like
digging into a bunch of new workouts for your
Grab them now at BootcampFitnessGames.com
I’ve just updated Bootcamp Fitness Games with new graphics and images and included more information. If you haven’t gotten it yet, here’s your chance to get 2 free games from Bootcamp Fitness Games. Simply click the button below and you’ll have 2 free samples in moments!
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I’ve spent the last couple of weeks updating and improving the eBook, “Bootcamp Fitness Games”! I’ve added graphics, photos, tips and personal stories from my own bootcamp experience. It’s been on my list of things to do for a while.
When you purchase “Bootcamp Fitness Games!”, you’ll have the ability to download BOTH files – the smaller “just the games” file AS WELL AS the newer, larger version.
Take a break and watch the video tour of all of the improvements that I’ve made: