This is me 12 months ago and today. I’ve lost 35 lbs and was very dedicated! I worked out 4-6 times a week, cut out gluten and dairy (my body rejected both), watched my portions, drank lots of water and ate less sugar. I did it for my mental health and the physical part followed!
I’m just loving bootcamp and have lots of energy!!
Allie – 2016.
Survivor bootcamp is looking for trainers who are passionate about outdoor fitness! We run outdoor bootcamps in different parts of the city and have demand for more! If you think you may like to teach one near you let us know and we’d love you to join our team. Currently seeking instructors for :
Richmond, Whiterock, Cloverdale, West van, North Van and more! A great opportunity to learn from a team of professionals and make a great income while you are at it. All the guess work is taken out with our proven system that gets you ( and the clients) results.
Income based on how many clients in your class. The sky’s the limit! We want to help you succeed!
Must be certified and carry insurance.
Did you know many people get injured because of ill-fitting or old runners? Be sure to replace them every 5-6 months even if you think they still look new. Runners have built in ‘shocks’ that wear down over time (after about 500km or so they are done). If you continue to run/exercise in them, you will get ‘shin-splints’, sore joints, plantar fasciitis or even back pain! Why take that chance? Instead of getting those new shorts (another pair??) , invest in runners and keep your feet happy! We suggest the following: Brooks Glycerin & Saucony Guides. Both can be found at your local ‘Running Room’ or ‘Sport Check’. Ask your trainer if they get any discounts!
If you’ve been in any Survivor Bootcamp session, you’ve definitely been exposed to both squats and lunges, the quintessential leg exercises. While you undoubtedly hate one of these two movements (especially when they become part of a compound exercise – like the squat part in a burpee), both squats and lunges are ideal for building leg strength!
A squat can be performed in various ways: by using a barbell, holding dumbbells at the sides, or even with a Swiss Ball or with no added weight at all! Squats, especially when performing them with weights, tend to place a considerable amount of stress on the back and knees which could easily lead to injury if not performed properly.
Lunges can also be performed in a variety of ways, with some variations being more challenging than others. A standard lunge is performed by alternating each leg and remaining stationary. A more challenging version is the walking lunge, in which you walk across a room in lunging form. If you have knee issues, consider doing a static lunge during which one foot is already planted and you only perform the lunging movement with that leg before switching sides.
Both lunges and squats are considered to be strengthening exercises. The primary muscles that are being worked during lunges are the quadriceps, but the calves, glutes and hamstrings are also engaged and worked. The same muscles are being engaged during a squat, but squats offer the added bonus of working the lower back.
Whether you are looking to create powerful muscular legs, or if you simply want to tone things up, both lunges and squats should be incorporated into your workouts. Thankfully, you’ll have the guidance of a Survivor Bootcamp trainer to make sure that you get the best leg workouts possible and you’ll develop your own love/hate relationship with squats and lunges!!!! OUCH!