(Victor Valley)–Many people are intimidated by the sound of a bootcamp class. Images of an instructor dressed in cameo with pilot sunglasses and a whistle around their neck flash through their mind. The sounds of other bootcampers in agony fill the background as they perform pushups, jumping jacks and other difficult exercises with no mercy from their red faced trainer. This is not how bootcamp is supposed to be, in fact, it’s supposed to be a fun way to exercise. It allows you to break plateaus, gain camaraderie with other class members and escape the monotony of typical exercise routines.
Outdoor Bootcamp. Outdoor bootcamps are the most common type of class. Typically held at parks or parking lots and usually involve running laps around the park and using benches and equipment to get a great full body workout. These are a fun way to exercise but the extreme weather in the high desert can be it less than ideal.
Indoor Bootcamp. An indoor bootcamp can take place at various locations including a recreational center or gym. The weather is not a factor which means class can take place rain or shine. Indoor bootcamps include drills that utilize body weight, agility ladders, resistance bands and more.
Choosing a bootcamp. The best way to choose a bootcamp is find an instructor that keeps each class fresh and fun. Bootcamps are meant to have changes in the routine often to constantly challenge your muscles and avoid the plateau effect. Most gyms in the High Desert offer bootcamp classes. Kokomo Fitness in Hesperia is offering three free bootcamp classes at their Grand Opening on Saturday, September 1. Bootcamp classes will take place at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. More details can be found on kokomofitness.com.
Dustin Bogle is Personal Trainer in the High Desert
Contact him at (760) 646 – 2371 or KokomoFitness.com