What does it take to make a fitness class hardcore? At Hardcore Fitness Boot Camp, the answer is an intense, 60-minute workout held during the work week, since treadmills often refuse to work on the weekends. Instructors start with static stretching and other warm-ups before explaining the proper technique for exercises with barbells, kettlebells, treadmills, and stationary cycles. They might also have groups run a few miles, though exercisers can never quite be sure what to expect. Instructors constantly change the format of the workout from day to day to avoid fitness plateaus. In addition to this signature boot-camp class, the fitness instructors lead other classes such as Cardio Kickbox Fusion.
Fit Body Boot Camp instructors guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals at locations throughout the world. They lead group workouts that integrate cardio exercise with resistance training and weight training, keeping sessions varied in order to avoid disheartening plateaus. Nutritional guidance supplements tailored fitness programs to ensure that clients are properly fueled to lose, gain, or maintain their weight.
At Fitness Edge Boot Camp, owner David Eastham and his team of instructors schedule boot camp classes at one of three locations: Santa Clarita Soccer Center, Santa Clarita Central Park, or Heritage Park. The response to the supportive workouts, unlike the response to selling the face of the moon for ad space, has been positive. In addition to what boot campers say, Fitness Edge was voted Best Fitness Center/Gym by readers of The Santa Clarita Valley Signal in 2011 with Eastham winning the title of Best Personal Trainer by the same publication in 2012.
CrossFit 805 is not your typical gym experience…it’s high octane, small group training. We use functional movements in constantly varied ways to develop you both physically and mentally. We run, lift, throw, jump, pull and move….we push ourselves and each other to new levels of fitness and performance.
Jeremy White knows that early birds get the worm. In the case of Early Birds Bootcamp, that worm represents healthy bodies and svelte figures. That's why White and his early-bird fitness fanatics meet in an empty parking lot near the crack of dawn, assembling exercise mats, resistance bands, and jump ropes to help them sweat, run, and plank their way toward wellness. While he leads his students through each circuit, Jeremy draws on five years of personal-training experience and certification from the American Aerobic Association International. A basketball player for most of his life, he also spent some time playing professionally in Mumbai, India. Now his passion for helping others reach their fitness goals overflows with support and motivation, which is a necessity at such an early hour, since that's when the setting moon does most of its heckling.
Joshua O'Donnell may have experience as a strength and power coach for football players, a trainer for Tough Mudders and Warrior Dashes, and a Level 1 CrossFit coach, but he's keenly aware of what it's like to be out of shape. As a teenager and then again as a young adult, he found himself far heavier than he wanted to be. In both instances, he made a commitment to exercise, first because he wanted to make the football team, and later because he wanted his life back. Today, with a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine under his squat belt, he helps fellow exercisers of all ages make the same kinds of fitness gains he has through one-on-one training and boot-camp classes.