Today: Get ready to go to bootcamp.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]I’m not joining the Army; I don’t fancy they would want me and my peace moccasins.  I am going to Ultimate Bootcamp, though.  And I am quite excited.  Kristen, who does PR for Ultimate Bootcamp, reached out to me earlier this year and connected me with Peter Lavelle, one of the program’s co-founders.  We met this morning at Boston Common, just as the rain stopped, to get some base-line measurements before my session starts next week.

After taking me through a warm-up and some dynamic stretching, Peter had me run between two lamp posts (nearly 50 yards apart) for two minutes.  People strolling in the park weren’t sure what to make of the situation, but they stayed out of my way, which was greatly appreciated.  Following the sprints, I held a plank (which, had I am been staring at the clock per usual, I am certain I could have held for longer), and completed as many push-ups and squats as possible during a one or two-minute period.  I’ll add in Sunday’s 5k time, as well as my current weight, BMI and body fat percentage, as additional benchmarks.

If this morning’s testing was any indication, I am going to love bootcamp.  I imagine it will be quite challenging, but I know I will be good hands with the trainers.  Peter was really encouraging, and clearly knows his stuff.  I am looking forward to getting stronger, faster, and smarter with regards to training, and will be sure to share my experiences over the course of the four weeks.  Did I mention I am taking the early morning class?  I will become a morning person yet.  Hopefully.  We’ll see.

Interested in giving it a go? There’s a Groupon for Ultimate Bootcamp (local to Boston) available today.

Disclaimer:  I was invited to take a four week session of Ultimate Bootcamp classes at no cost.  You can expect my honest assessment.  The good, the bad, and the ugly (i.e. my attitude at the crack of dawn).

Also On Tap for Today:

  • One last wedding meeting… plans are shaping up beautifully 🙂
  • A wall after my own heart
  • Another beautiful evening in Boston!

Have you taken bootcamp classes before?  What’s your favorite way to stay motivated?

10 thoughts on “Today: Get ready to go to bootcamp.

  1. I was an ultimate bootcamp-er about….. jeeze, 4 years ago and I loved it! The first couple days of early morning wake-ups is tough, but I got used to it pretty quickly (I am NOT a morning person at all). I bootcamp-ed when I was in college, so it was refreshing to start the day off bright and early with an intense workout. I saw great results too — my endurance was greater and I think I lost a couple LBs!

    Happy bootcamping!

  2. I used to go to Ultimate Bootcamp’s “Blasts” on the weekends once in a while and always loved those! If I wasnt doing Crossfit I’d probably get back into those, as they have a location near my house (at least they did). Good luck with the mornings! I need to wait until it’s lighter earlier to even attemp getting up for morning workout again haha!

  3. Question – how do you get to bootcamp? Drive? Where do you park? Then go back home and shower? I love the idea of bootcamp but I don’t understand how people with 9-5 jobs do it, unless the bootcamp is near your home and you don’t have a long commute in.

    1. Really good questions– I am sure I’ll have better answers once the session starts next week, but I am taking a 6-7AM class in the city, and estimating ~15 minutes of travel each way (either by T or driving– I am a bit of a parking spot whisperer in the city). I am determined to get my morning routine down to 45 minutes, so that I can be en route to the office shortly after 8.

      There are also evening sessions, but I am often stuck in late meetings. I’ll be sure to let you know how the first week goes.

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