North London’s Original Alternative Outdoor Bootcamp Classes
Outdoor Bootcamp Classes The Exhilarating Gym Alternative.
Whilst in ‘lockdown’ and we are unable to run our usual schedule. Please contact Johanna about Zoom and other class and ‘individual’ outdoor/ home exercise classes/Programmes, to keep you fit and healthy.
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.
Why Choose Outdoor Bootcamp Fitness Classes?
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!
Childrens Holiday? – Family Bootcamp!
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!
What Our Outdoor Bootcamp Classes Clients Are Saying
There’s always a really friendly atmosphere
For many years I’ve run on pavements and in parks for basic aerobic fitness, but Jo’s boot camps give me a satisfying whole body workout. Ally Pally Park is a great base, as the boot camps move between a number of different locations in the park, mostly with spectacular views over London. Jo offers a range of sessions each week, and is also careful to vary her programmes weekly so there is no chance of becoming bored!
There’s always a really friendly atmosphere; under Jo’s watchful eye, you work as hard as you wish, rather than competing with anyone else. The purely social side is not neglected either, with an occasional post-work-out coffee in one of the park cafés, and an excellent Christmas party!
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!
Jackie, Muswell Hill
Improved confidence and fitness
I've been doing Johanna Green's Alternative Bootcamp Classes for over three years and now have been doing Nordic Walking for over two years, I've lost 2 stone in weight.
I have improved confidence and feel so much fitter.
I had pain in my hps but thanks to Sonny, sports massage therapist, this has now resolved.
I really enjoy it and recommend it.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
More Reasons To Choose Outdoor Bootcamp Fitness Classes
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
Am I fit enough to join a Bootcamp Fitness Class?
Do you order people around and shout instructions?
Where do the Outdoor Bootcamp Classes take place?
What should I wear to a Bootcamp class?
What should I bring to a Bootcamp class?
- A bottle of water
- A towel
- Suncream in the summer
- An extra layer in the winter
Will the class run if it is raining or snowing?
Do you run the classes throughout the year?
I'm pregnant / just had a baby ... can I still come?
What are the Health Benefits of Bootcamp over Running?
- 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