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Fitness Boot Camps – Signs of a Bad Boot Camp   no comments

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Finding a good boot camp can be really tough. Before entrusting your health and wellness to the hands of a fitness professional, you need to check out on a lot of things. You will want to know if the timings are suitable, the personality of the trainer, type of exercises that are conducted and so on. If you have an idea of what to avoid, you will not have to quit disappointed and frustrated! So check out on a few essential parameters before signing on to just any boot camp.

There are no Regular Assessments
Gaining fitness is a continuous process which cannot be achieved in one single day. You will improve gradually and there will be a lot of issues on the way. Avoid fitness boot camps that don’t offer an assessment of your condition, lifestyle, diet etc. This is absolutely essential as not every kind of exercise will be suitable for you, especially if you are new to exercising or have any fitness problems (like excess weight, injury etc, advanced age etc). There should also be regular assessments conducted periodically to judge your progress or the lack of it.

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Be Sure To Hire A Fully Qualified Fitness professional Before Joining Boot Camp

There’s Little Data on Previous Success
Enrolling at a fitness boot camp, training regularly, maintaining a special healthy diet… all this requires substantial investment. You would not want to put your money into a camp that can’t show you statistics of previous or existing clients. Fitness boot camps will always assess their clients regularly and maintain that data stringently. They will record all improvements, maintain photos of previous and present condition, gather testimonials from satisfied clients and display all that as proof of their success. Avoid boot camps where the trainer can’t show you satisfying evidence of how they have helped people with condition like yours regain their health and fitness.

The Trainer Lacks Proper Certification
Most boot camps are shoddily run by trainers who have nothing more than a rudimentary certificate in fitness training. However, if you have specific weight-related, performance oriented, time-bound goals to achieve, you will need a trainer who has more knowledge and experience. Diet is equally important too. There is a huge difference between dishing out run-of-the-mill diet plans and creating your own diet schedule that is specially aimed for your body and fitness target. Boot camps will have trainers who have multiple certifications from reputable institutes on different categories of fitness, training methodologies, physiology, nutrition, performance and supplementation and so on.

The Trainers aren’t Fit themselves
The trainer is the most important person in the boot camp. It is he who will inspire you to strive harder to reach your goals. Do you think you can be inspired by a trainer who is himself unfit, flabby and lethargic? Definitely not! An ideal trainer must serve as the perfect example of how regular exercise can help you to build more muscles, reduce fat, gain a shapely body and enhance your stamina.

The Boot Camp can’t Offer you a Time-bound Plan
You cannot pursue your fitness goal indefinitely! There has to be a time-bound plan that will help you to achieve your target within a deadline. Shoddy boot camps however, will not do anything to help you set your goals. They just want your money and so the longer you continue; the better for them.

Written by admin on May 11th, 2013

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