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What Happens In Our Fitness Boot Camp Workout Classes

What Happens In Boot Camp Workout Classes

Motivation is a ‘Carrot’ not a ‘Stick’!

We never shout at you or force you to do something you don’t want to do; instead, we do encourage and coach you to do your best and ultimately help you feel confident that you are doing the right thing for you, and really enjoy and benefit from the Boot Camp Workout Classes.

What is a Boot Camp Workout Class?

Essentially Boot Camp is ‘Circuit Training Outdoors’. We exercise the whole body with such a variety of exercises and exercise formats, which improve stamina/energy, mobility/flexibility, strength and tone…

 

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What Happens In Boot Camp Workout Classes?

Our Outdoor Boot Camp Workout Classes are not a ‘Military’ or ‘Army’ style workout. Instead, you are gently encouraged, coached and taught, to exercise at the best intensity, and in the best way for you to improve your fitness and health level. There are lots of ‘alternative’ exercise options for you to choose from, or to be recommended to you by your instructor.

All Boot Camp exercises can be adapted to suit a pregnant woman, someone with a knee, or back, problem and a regular runner, or athlete alike…. Therefore, you can exercise, at your own pace (and still be suitably challenged, so that you get fitter and healthier) in classes adaptable for all fitness levels from absolute beginners to advanced fitness enthusiasts.

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Feel completely comfortable and supported. Classes are designed in such a way that no one is ‘left behind’ and everyone achieves!

Boot Camp Workout Classes | Fitness Improvements

Whatever your reasons for, and whatever your starting point when joining Johanna Green and the team in the Boot Camp Workout Classes, we aim to help you improve your overall health and fitness:

  • Get and stay fitter and healthier
  • Boost Stamina & Energy
  • Be more mobile, agile and flexible
  • Get stronger, trim and toned
  • Improve Your Shape
  • Relieve stress and lift your mood
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The Warm Up Section

Boot Camp Workout Classes begin with a warm up where we mobilise the whole body and get a ‘pre-view’ of the hours class to come. Therefore, you get introduced to, and practice and select the exercises that will be performed during the main section of the class. You will get an idea of how to pace yourself, get warm and gradually get your heart rate up to the optimum level.

We often introduce an affirmation (a ‘train of thought’) or a ‘topical health/fitness’ question, to discuss during the Cool Down, to assist bootcampers in achieving their goals and also helps to promote healthier lifestyles.

 

Those new to boot camp workout classes are introduced to any exercises that will be performed during the main section of the class and everyone has the opportunity to practice the exercise movements during the warm up. We also introduce the ‘focus’ of this session and this weeks ‘Affirmation’.

An affirmation is a ‘train of thought’ to assist bootcampers in achieving their goals and also helps to promote healthier lifestyles.

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Main Workout Section

This section of the Boot Camp Workout Classes varies every week with elements of Stamina/ Cardiovascular exercises; muscular strength and endurance; HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) and anaerobic; agility. We encourage everyone to work at their own appropriate fitness level and so there are different options offering you a choice of high and low impact versions of the exercise.

Typically there is a variety of, walking, jogging, running, all manner of step ups, steps and stepping ‘drills’, all manner of squatting and lunging, skipping variations, all manner of bodyweight exercises of varying intensities, for example, a press up using a wall, bench, step, on knees, or the full press up. All manner of exercises with resistance bands. Partner and group exercises. All manner of stomach and back exercises/core exercises. Fitness boxing is popular. Occasionally use weighted balls and kettle bells.

All exercises can be adapted to suit individuals. Bootcampers select the appropriate intensity of Boot Camp workout exercise based on their goals, preferences and Limitations.

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The Warm Down & Stretch Section

Boot Camp Workout Classes conclude with the ‘Warm-down’ or ‘Cool-down’ and Stretch section. Slower and smaller movements are typical in this section of Boot Camp Workout classes. Stretching of all the major muscle groups follows which both promotes increased flexibility and mobility but is also vital to aid the muscles recovery following the Boot Camp Workout class.

We often discuss a ‘topical health/fitness’ question at this stage, providing useful tips and guidance to healthier eating, for example… Or reminding you to take a Vitamin D supplement during the Winter months… Or clarifying how often you should exercise each week…. Or how many steps a day is recommended.

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All Year & All Weather Boot Camp Workouts

From start to finish Boot Camp Workout exercisers are constantly kept moving making good use of the time and keeping the circulation going and kept warm, which is vital especially during the winter season.

Whatever the weather, or conditions, or time of year, moonlight or sun, rain, snow, hot, cold, windy or still, the classes are always on, regardless, (thunder and lightning is the only exception! Not occurred during a class yet). Pay special attention to what you wear, and bring ‘layers’ /water repellent clothing/waterproof top, when it is wet or cold. It is best to get too warm and have to take layers off, than not to have enough layers.

In the sun or heat, keep well hydrated, wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and stay in the shade. Also, we keep moving and can exercise at a higher intensity in the cold; therefore, slowing the pace down when it is very warm….

Programmes run all year round promoting enjoyable ongoing lifelong exercise, improving and maintaining health and fitness for the long term

Who Goes To The Boot Camp Workout Classes?

Groups are small, typically 4 – 15 people. We are a friendly mix of locals, from a variety of professions and backgrounds and most commonly, we all enjoy getting fitter in the great outdoors.

Who Teaches The Boot Camp Workout Classes?

Johanna Green and her team of Professionals are experienced and qualified Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers, along with a variety of specialisms.

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What Our Outdoor Bootcamp Classes Clients Are Saying

Fran, N8

Best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym!


I have been doing two Bootcamp classes a week with Jo now for four years, during which time I have lost 2 stone in weight and become much physically fitter and stronger. I also had quite major knee surgery in that time, due to an historic skiing injury, and because of my excellent leg strength, was back at Bootcamp within a month, following Jo’s special rehabilitation programme!

Come rain, shine or snow, Johanna’s sessions are now firmly a part of my weekly routine, and best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym!
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2017-04-01T19:16:45+00:00
Best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym! I have been doing two Bootcamp classes a week with Jo now for four years, during which time I have lost 2 stone in weight and become much physically fitter and stronger. I also had quite major knee surgery in that time, due to an historic skiing injury, and because of my excellent leg strength, was back at Bootcamp within a month, following Jo’s special rehabilitation programme! Come rain, shine or snow, Johanna’s sessions are now firmly a part of my weekly routine, and best of all, I don’t have to step inside a gym!

Anna, N15

I really enjoy the sessions!


After having a baby I really needed help to get back into shape.

Not only did Jo help get me motivated but she also ensured that I did the correct exercises to strengthen my back and core.

I really enjoy the sessions in the fresh air, having some ‘me’ time and feeling the physical and psychological benefits of regular exercise.

I recommend it!!
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2017-04-01T18:31:20+00:00
I really enjoy the sessions! After having a baby I really needed help to get back into shape. Not only did Jo help get me motivated but she also ensured that I did the correct exercises to strengthen my back and core. I really enjoy the sessions in the fresh air, having some ‘me’ time and feeling the physical and psychological benefits of regular exercise. I recommend it!!

Liz, N8

Johanna's classes are amazingly motivational


Johanna’s classes are amazingly motivational and are truly `alternative` Boot Camps.

You don’t feel bullied into exercising, but gently persuaded! And it’s great being outside in all weathers with an amazing view over Alexandra Palace.

Jo’s onto a winning formula!
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2017-04-02T14:57:49+00:00
Johanna's classes are amazingly motivational Johanna’s classes are amazingly motivational and are truly `alternative` Boot Camps. You don’t feel bullied into exercising, but gently persuaded! And it’s great being outside in all weathers with an amazing view over Alexandra Palace. Jo’s onto a winning formula!

David, N8

I was Amazed at the difference in my fitness levels


I was amazed at the difference in my fitness levels after 2 weeks, 6 sessions, on the alternative boot camp.

It was both challenging and fun.
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2017-04-02T14:59:51+00:00
I was Amazed at the difference in my fitness levels I was amazed at the difference in my fitness levels after 2 weeks, 6 sessions, on the alternative boot camp. It was both challenging and fun.

Liz, N10

Johanna’s alternative boot camp is great.


I’ve always struggled to find a form of exercise I like, let alone stick to it – the classic couch potato.

But I really look forward to the ‘boot camp’ – it’s helping me get fit in a fun way and I like Johanna’s style – it’s motivating and enthusiastic, and she pushes you just the right amount, i.e. enough to actually make a real difference to your fitness, but not too much!
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2017-04-02T15:00:51+00:00
Johanna’s alternative boot camp is great. I’ve always struggled to find a form of exercise I like, let alone stick to it – the classic couch potato. But I really look forward to the ‘boot camp’ – it’s helping me get fit in a fun way and I like Johanna’s style – it’s motivating and enthusiastic, and she pushes you just the right amount, i.e. enough to actually make a real difference to your fitness, but not too much!

Louise, N10

I thoroughly recommend it


The course is great. Really motivating, but also realistic. It was fun to be outside and with others.

I felt the difference after a couple of weeks (6 sessions) and have carried on since the course finished.

I thoroughly recommend it.
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5.0
2017-04-02T15:02:39+00:00
I thoroughly recommend it The course is great. Really motivating, but also realistic. It was fun to be outside and with others. I felt the difference after a couple of weeks (6 sessions) and have carried on since the course finished. I thoroughly recommend it.

Max, N8

I will be coming back for more!


I would say that I found the boot camp great for aerobic exercise in a friendly group.

Johanna is very organised and has put a lot of work in to planning the sessions which were varied and well structured. Her preparation in terms of understanding people’s levels of fitness, injury issues and exercise needs was meticulous, and her follow up post session was also impressive.

I liked the fact that the sessions cater for people of all levels of fitness, and they enable you to push yourself as much, or as little, as you want to.

Max, N8

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2017-04-02T15:04:17+00:00

Max, N8

I will be coming back for more! I would say that I found the boot camp great for aerobic exercise in a friendly group. Johanna is very organised and has put a lot of work in to planning the sessions which were varied and well structured. Her preparation in terms of understanding people’s levels of fitness, injury issues and exercise needs was meticulous, and her follow up post session was also impressive. I liked the fact that the sessions cater for people of all levels of fitness, and they enable you to push yourself as much, or as little, as you want to.
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Have a Question About Outdoor Bootcamp Fitness Classes?

What is a Bootcamp Fitness Class
It is an outdoor ‘circuit training’ style workout, with lots of variety, which uses all the major muscle groups, (whole body workout) and more….. The ‘fitness’ incorporates the many elements of fitness which are, aerobic (Cardio/stamina), anaerobic (HITT/interval training), muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility and mobility. Focusing on general fitness and health. find out more about what we do in Boot Camp Classes
Am I fit enough to join a Bootcamp Fitness Class?
Classes are designed to be ‘suitably challenging’ for everyone, so that you can get fitter. You will be advised and coached to exercise at an intensity which is ‘not too easy’ and ‘not too hard’; however,’ just challenging/hard enough’ for you to get the health and fitness benefits. Therefore, you will choose and be guided to choose an exercise option/intensity which feels ‘hard enough’ for you at that present time. This can vary from class to class, depending on how you are that day; and will also change as you get fitter and healthier.
Do you order people around and shout instructions?
No Never! Our Outdoor Bootcamp Classes are not a ‘Military’ or ‘Army’ style workout. There are lots of ‘alternative’ Bootcamp exercise options for you to choose from, or to be recommended to you by your instructor. You can exercise, at your own pace (and still be suitably challenged, so that you get fitter and healthier) in classes adaptable for all fitness levels from absolute beginners to advanced fitness enthusiasts.
Where do the Outdoor Bootcamp Classes take place?
Classes take place in Alexandra Park, close to Muswell Hill and Crouch End in North London. Postcode N22 7UJ. There are several locations where we run our Outdoor Fitness Classes, here is a plan of the meeting points in Alexandra Palace: download a map
What should I wear to a Bootcamp class?
Rain, snow, ice or shine, and whatever the temperature, the outdoor classes will happen! Therefore bring layers of clothing with you to take off and put on as appropriate, as well as hat, scarf and gloves (winter). Use a waterproof/water resistant bag. If there is a chance we do get wet, arrange that you can put on some dry clothes as soon as possible after the session, and/or wear some waterproof clothing and clothing which sheds water, in the first instance. In shine……, consider a hat, sun screen and sun glasses! Bring water. Wear comfortable footwear like trainers, or walking shoes. For Nordic Walking use a small ruck sack style bag (for your layers of clothing, water ….) as you require your hands and arms to be free moving and we are walking around the park. If appropriate, bring a hair band. A tissue is also good to have to hand.
What should I bring to a Bootcamp class?
  • A bottle of water
  • A towel
  • Suncream in the summer
  • An extra layer in the winter
  • Enthusiasm
Will the class run if it is raining or snowing?
The class is always on regardless of the weather (only exception is lightning!!) Pay special attention to what you wear (see question about what to wear/bring), and bring ‘layers’ when it is wet or cold. It is best to get too warm and have to take layers off, than not to have enough layers. In the sun or heat, keep well hydrated, wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and stay in the shade. Also, we keep moving and can exercise at a higher intensity in the cold; therefore, slowing the pace down when it is very warm….
Do you run the classes throughout the year?
Yes we run all the classes throughout the year, check your updated monthly schedule for details of the coming fitness and exercise classes.
I'm pregnant / just had a baby ... can I still come?
Yes, if you were exercising regularly and in a similar way, (gym, exercise classes, running, walking, circuit training), before you got pregnant,  and your pregnancy is ‘normal’ (without any complications), you are advised to continue your life and activities as before. However, at all times, listen to your body, and each trimester has its challenges. We will advise and coach you on certain exercises, intensities and movements to avoid, or take care with, or change, as your pregnancy progresses.
What are the Health Benefits of Bootcamp over Running?
Top reasons ...  

 

  • You don't get a sunrise or a sunset in the gym?
  • Fresh air not aircon
  • As much space as you need
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • making it an everyday routine
I have an injury / I am recovering from an injury?
Nordic Walking workouts are ideal if you are looking for an exercise that can accommodate a joint or muscle issue or injury. Nordic Walking workouts are gentle on the joints and can be a good way to exercise even if you have: neck; shoulder; back; hip; knee or ankle problems. Anyone who is recovering from illness or injury will find Nordic Walking workouts perfect to gently introduce more activity into their life in a gradual and sustainable way.
Who goes to the Bootcamp Classes
Groups are small, typically 6 – 15 people. We are a friendly mix of locals with a wide variety of backgrounds, who dislike the gym; however, essentially anyone who enjoys getting fitter in the great outdoors. We’re sociable and welcoming and love to encourage others. Everyone has a different fitness goal, some want to shape and tone up, others want to run a marathon, whatever your health and fitness goal, Bootcamp is a great way to achieve it.

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