Johanna Green
Outdoor Bootcamp

North London’s Original Alternative Outdoor Bootcamp Classes

Outdoor Bootcamp Classes The Exhilarating Gym Alternative

Why ‘Outdoor Bootcamp Classes’? It’s faster and easier to get fitter and healthier exercising outdoors!

The outdoor Bootcamp Class…. there is greater variety and flexibility, with the exercises and Programming, and the outdoor, beautiful, natural green environment adds greater interest, being more motivational and inspiration and energy. The Bootcamp Class is fun and inclusive, in the fresher air, sunlight or sometimes moonlight!

Outdoor Bootcamp exercise is even more inspiring, and therefore even more effective; even mood enhancing and great for stress management.

Why ‘Alternative’? 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.

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

You will finish your class feeling great, lively and inspired… invigorated with a great sense of achievement, wanting to keep coming back.

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Outdoor Fitness Classes in North London

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Why Choose Outdoor Bootcamp Fitness Classes?

Because you can get fitter and healthier, quicker and easier!

Day or night, throughout the year, Bootcamp Exercisers (Bootcampers) come regularly to the classes. They come to get and keep fitter & healthier, often to lose a bit of weight, tone up and feel more energetic.

Most Bootcampers hate the gym but love being outdoors!

As well as getting a good whole body workout and feeling great after the class, the classes are friendly, supportive and inclusive. Your instructors are knowledgeable, personable and well qualified to coach and motivate you to better health and fitness.

Whatever your skill or motivation for fitness, everyone matters and exercises are suitably adapted for you.

Outdoor, because it is healthier, more calming, or stress busting, and more inspiring and enjoyable:-  birds, lush green grass, ducks, herons, sunsets and sunrises, brilliant blue skies, stormy and moody skies, blossom, sunshine and Vitamin D, fresher more oxygenated air, flowers, calming breezes, invigorating frosty days,  soothing sounds of nature, atmospheric moonlight, sense of freedom and space…. And more!

Outdoor Bootcamp Fitness Ab Twists

Childrens Holiday? – Family Bootcamp!

Family Boot Camp classes are held during the school holidays on Fridays, 09:30-10:30, at The Grove 2 in summer, and the Rose Garden in winter.

Designed to enable parent/carers and children to play, be active and learn together, they are aimed at children aged 5-10 years (slightly younger and older children have also enjoyed the classes and are welcome).

Sessions consist of a variety of tag games, skipping, relays, simple throwing and catching (bean bags) and some bodyweight strength/toning exercises.

They are often themed, for example Olympics, broomsticks, skiing, Easter bunnies…. for added fun!

Family Bootcamp In Alexandra Palace
Family Bootcamp In Alexandra Palace

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!
Outdoor Bootcamp Classes
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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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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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More Reasons To Choose Outdoor Bootcamp Fitness Classes

Exercising outdoors is a fun and invigorating way to take your health & fitness to the next level. Outdoors is more adventurous, with an even greater sense of achievement.

Change of scenery – seasons, colours, flowers, trees, lush green grass, blossom, views of London, the Heron and ducks, clear blue skies, stormy or moody skies, atmospheric moonlight, sunsets, sunrises….. all manner of flora and fauna, not to be seen in a gym!

Studies show benefits to activity outdoors due to enhanced stimulation of the body’s ‘feel good’ and ‘calming’ hormones.

Here are some more top reasons to join Johanna Green and her team for an outdoor fitness class.

  • Vitamin D & Fresh Air – there’s no sunshine in the gym
  • Boost your mental health – improve your mood and energy.
  • Relaxation – great for stress management
  • More sociable – both in the group and others in the park
  • Great value – learn to use your natural environment everyday
  • More motivating and interesting due to the variety the natural, green surroundings bring
  • More space – more variety in the workouts
  • Faster and easier to get fitter and healthier- studies suggest we can exercise outdoors at a higher intensity, however, it ‘feels’ easier!
  • Less equipment and technique –  more focus on everyday useful movements and fitness
  • Knowledgeable, personable, qualified instructors who guide you to exercise in the best & safest way and at the right intensity, for you.
  • Variety of workouts – changes in location and natural resources from the variety of gradient and surfaces, to steps, benches, posts, unending bodyweight exercises, group and partner exercises…..

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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