From Our Editors
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Each training class is varied, so the daily workout routine never actually feels "routine." Boredom can be the biggest enemy of a workout program. An even bigger enemy is being asked to train beyond your current level of fitness. We program our workout routines to fit the current fitness level of all our New Warrior class members, whether they are new to a structured training program or highly experienced athletes. Each member leaves each class with sense of accomplishment, utilized to help them take on their next training class. Training plateaus don't stand a chance at New Warrior FitCamp.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Some of the biggest mistakes most people make attempting to get fit on their own [are] not knowing where they are physically at the time they begin a training program. [Another one is] following general training programs found online, in health and fitness magazines, or DVDs from late night infomercials that don't keep their personal physical attributes and limitations in mind. [That leaves] a lot of room for unwanted injuries. [Other mistakes include] having a lack of accountability. At New Warrior Fitcamp, each new class member is properly assessed before beginning our classes, is taught the proper warm up, cool down, and recovery movements to avoid injury, and is confident knowing their New Warrior classmates and coaches are their biggest support team, no matter what their training level may be. We train as a family and succeed as a family.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
I feel at times the style of music should reflect the style of training, the training environment, and the type/personality of clientele that make up your classes. However, there are times I find that music can also distract clients from learning proper instruction from their coach, as well as distract the trainee from being in the moment of their training.
Equipment: Dumbbells, kettlebells, sledgehammers, tractor tires, ropes, barbells
Students should bring: water, weightlifting gloves, small towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot