BEGINNER BOOT CAMP - Week 1
Welcome Boot Campers!
A big warm welcome to you all and spring! We are looking forward to some warmer temperatures - however the days have already started drawing out and with the fresh mornings and evenings, this time of year is perfect for exercising.
So well done on completing your first week. Hope you are not feeling to sore from the new exercises, but only enthused to get fitter, stronger, faster, and the product of all of that, FEEL BETTER. But do please remind yourself, that if you're really new to this kind of exercise or returning back to it, then do pace yourself now, and just let it happen rather than push your body too hard, as often our enthusiasm is far ahead of what our muscles, tendons, ligaments, and heart can all handle right now. Consistency and patience are the key aspects to long term progress that is both healthy (no injuries and minimised soreness) and sustainable, so try our best to make it to all the sessions, and reserve the need to push yourself really hard, just learn the moves and have fun feeling good.
It is encouraged to also include some other forms of activity throughout the week to both assist in recovery from the boot camp sessions by circulating blood and oxygen to the sore muscles which ultimately helps speed up recovery. Plus it will also assist in improving your physical fitness faster but simply exercising more.
If you are regular sportsperson or exerciser already then continue on with that and the boot camp sessions will be your extra boost of exercise. Alternately, 30-60min daily walks or the days between boot camp sessions or include swimming, yoga, pilates, spinning or get outdoors and make good use of our vast cycle tracks, spinning and golf are also good alternative forms of exercise.
If you are extremely stiff or sore, then still try to get out and move, and finish off with some light stretching and foam rolling, plus heat, spa, or bath with epsom salts will all help too.
Below is a guide to who will be taking your classes during the 4 weeks
Gaye - Most of your sessions except the two Friday's that Nige takes
Nige - Friday 4th September and Friday 25th September
Laura - All our regular Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions at the church steps, for any of you who side-step to this group
We are also considering having the final two Wednesday (16th, 23rd) sessions at our other boot camp location, Tahunanui beach, to give you all an experience of somewhere different and a different style of boot camp. We will confirm this week.
Please see our website for our REGULAR session times and locations that you may try if you miss one of the Beginner Boot Camp sessions.
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