What’s Wrong With Those Maniacs?

I was originally going to write this Dayum I Look Good post¬† about some exercises to lift and tighten your butt, but I was on a phone consultation with a Fit Body Boot Camp prospect the other day, and when she told me what happened to her, I freakin’ lost it…

She got hurt at another boot camp while attending her FREE 3-Day Trial.

Here’s what they had this poor girl do (she had never worked out before):

  1. Run 1-mile
  2. Squat for her very first time with 10 pound weights
  3. Sit-ups…Really?

She only made it through 2 days of “boot camp” before having to go to the emergency room with severe back spasms.

Okay. I get it. Boot camps are all about ass-kickery. However there is a smart way to do this and a dumb way. Unfortunately this girl experienced the latter.

Not once did they—

  • ask about prior exercise history
  • observe her squat without weights to see if she could even handle her own body weight
  • offer an alternate exercise she could do successfully
  • teach her to activate her core to protect her back

She did get an earful of “Everybody does this, you should be able to, too.”

Now I realize not everyone in Santa Clarita is going to come to Fit Body Boot Camp—yet, haha. But if you’re going to go to a boot camp for the first time do these things for yourself:

  • take the pressure off yourself to “kill it” the first day
  • allow yourself the time to walk in place if you have to catch your breath
  • let yourself take a water break if you have to
  • ask the instructor to modify the exercise for you if it’s too challenging for your current level of fitness (if they don’t or can’t do this for you, maybe you’re in the wrong place)
  • have fun and celebrate the fact that you took the first step and got started

Please pass this advice on to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers who might be checking out local boot camps.

Till next time.

John

PS– By the way, we’re offering our Santa Clarita neighbors 1-Week FREE Fit Body Boot Camp…And, for the month of July if you’re one of the first 5 people to try a week free with a friend your 1st month will be $100 off!

Don’t take your time “thinking about it”, we fill up fast.

Get in on it here===>  Santa Clarita Fit Body Boot Camp

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