Yesterday evening I got a serious sweat session in thanks to Nate of Bodyrock Bootcamp.
You might recall my bootcamp session last week with Nate and how much I enjoyed it. I decided to take advantage of the 30 Days for $20 deal and tonight was my first night.
Former Roomie Lauren and I met on the banks of the Schuykill just before 7pm for the bootcamp class. Let me say, last Monday’s class was tough, but I left happy and excited to take on today’s lower body bootcamp. Well, this picture may sum up what I was in for…
Because I had already been to one of Nate’s classes I thought this one would be tough, but relatively easy to get through. I mean I know his style now, how hard could it be?
Nate arrived and for the next 60 minutes I was sweatier, redder and more tired than I have been in awhile. Don’t get me wrong, 25 mile bike rides definitely leave me tired, but bootcamp style classes are totally new to me so it’s a challenge for my body.
I really love this type of class! I love being motivated by someone who has a workout already planned, focusing on specific parts of the body. Nate’s a great leader and I will be back for more workouts over the next month!
Before I go I wanted to give a quick shout-out to Caitlin over at Healthy Tipping Point. She has started a such a wonderful movement; helping women and girls see their true beauty, and to stop measuring their self-worth by the number on a scale. If you haven’t heard about her book, Operation Beautiful, please head over to the OB website and check it out!
Five AM on Monday morning came a tad too quickly for my liking. I was at my parent’s place in WC until 10:30pm Sunday night and was NOT looking forward to just 6 hours of sleep! I did manage to roll myself out of bed and make it to BOMF on time.
Our team leader Lynne brought along her friend Nate, owner of Bodyrock Boodtcamp for a special Boot Camp class instead of our normal run. I was really looking forward to this because I love group classes, especially ones where the instructor is awesome and motivating you the entire way.
What makes Bodyrock Bootcamp unique is its belief in people mastering their own bodies before adding in “props” like weights and resistance bands. I really like this idea because it means you don’t need fancy equipment to get into shape.
Our workout lasted close to an hour and involved dynamic stretching to warm up as well as sprints, shuffles, high knee kicks, lunges, running and more sprints to name a few . I walked away seriously sweaty and feeling pretty awesome.
What I loved about this class was the fact that I never knew what was coming next. Of course I was cursing under my breath come the third rep of high knee kicks followed by sprints but Nate kept us on our toes .
I would give this workout two big thumbs up–mostly because I can barely walk today! I really want to incorporate one day of non biking/running into my training schedules and this boot camp class seems like a great solution. I may need to squeeze in some yoga too considering how tight my muscles are today!
Bodyrock Bootcamp is having a special right now that I am considering taking advantage of- 30 days for $20. This particular boot camp would be very convenient for me because they have early morning and later evening hours and meet on Kelly Drive!
If you are in the Philly area and want to get a great workout, definitely contact Nate at Bodyrock Bootcamp!