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Boot camp, a new method of fitness
Rhiannon Kay
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Boot camp, a new method of fitness
Boot Camps are quickly growing in the fitness industry and are becoming a staple in many people’s hectic lives. Not only are they time efficient but also they are affordable. They provide unique and changing workouts, nutritional information such as meal plans, and much more for low prices of $100-$200.
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Mississauga - Oct. 28, 2011 - Boot Camps are quickly growing in the fitness industry and are becoming a staple in many people’s hectic lives. Not only are they time efficient but also they are affordable. They provide unique and changing workouts, nutritional information such as meal plans, and much more for low prices of $100-$200.

Boost your body
Kristie Sauve is an instructor at Boost Your Body boot camp located in Milton and Brampton. Sauve played hockey for 12 years and played in the NWHL for four years, while training athletes. She studied health and fitness and was certified by Can-Fit Pro and The Certified Professional Trainers Network to become a certified trainer.

Her co-ed boot camp runs on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. in Milton. At the Brampton location it runs at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $120 for twice a week for four weeks and $165 for three times a week. There are normally eight to 10 members in the classes.

“I have a passion for fitness. After working at a gym for three years with one-on-one clients, I wanted to branch out and be able to help multiple people reach their fitness goals at an affordable price,” said Sauve.

At Boost Your Body, every session is different but they always include cardio, strength endurance and flexibility. Exercises include functional training, boxing, plyometrics and strength training, combined with cardio.

“Many members start to notice a real difference in their body shape within two weeks,” said Sauve. “You build strength, endurance, flexibility, cardio endurance, weight loss, toning and build confidence.”

Boot camps are very time efficient for people with busy schedules. You are provided with a workout two to three times a week that combines strength, endurance and cardio all into one hour.

“In our boot camp, no two workouts are the same, so you never hit that plateau that you will hit at the gym,” said Sauve.

Boost Your Body also provides nutritional support every step of the way.

“You receive fitness assessments so we can track your progress and you can see first hand, your amazing results,” said Sauve.

Anyone can join the boot camp. It caters to all fitness levels from beginners to experienced.

“Whether you are super fit, or never worked out a day in your life, we will modify your workout so you get the best and safest workout for you,” said Sauve.

Sauve has many amazing success stories of clients who have shed unwanted pounds and gained a newfound confidence.

“I have a male client that has dropped 17 per cent body fat and gained another 10 pounds in muscle and lost 26 pounds,” said Sauve.

“What makes everything so exciting and special is watching my members walk away with a newfound confidence. They look happier and healthier, not afraid to put on a nice outfit and strut their stuff.”

For some women, they might shy away from co-ed boot camps due to intimidation from men, or feeling like they can’t keep up. But there is a solution for that.

Booty Camp
Katherine Sencar is an instructor at Booty Camp, an all-women’s boot camp that is located in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and New Brunswick.

Her boot camp is located in Mississauga runs on Wednesdays and Mondays at 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The cost is $159 for a four-week program that includes eight sessions and two physical fitness assessments. Or, there is an eight-week program that includes 16 sessions and three physical fitness assessments, which costs $299. Each session has around 20 people.

She started out teaching spinning classes in front of a group, and personal training her friends, helping them with good nutrition. She also attended a two-day boot camp instructor training course with Boot Camp University.

“I became a boot camp instructor because my passion is helping others get moving. I like working with women, and high-energy groups. Fitness and teaching others is my passion,” said Sencar.

What separates her boot camp from others? It is a boot camp designed specifically for women.

“It targets the trouble spots like the butt, abs, legs, offers full nutritional support, regular fitness assessments and a fixed schedule,” said Sencar. “You get this for one price, whereas other gyms charge you for the different services.”

Women can expect a challenging but fun workout full of people encouraging and supporting each other.

“We use mostly our own machine, our body, to perform functional movements,” said Sencar. “Squats, lunges, burpees, mountain climbers, planks, running, bear crawl, triceps dips, skipping, weight training, glutes, ab work and partner work, just to name a few.”

At boot camps you are pushed to go harder and are constantly being motivated.

“When everyone is doing the same thing, you want to keep on going. The boot camp is also outdoors from May to September. So being outside also motivates you more, then if you were to just go to gym,” said Sencar.

Time is crucial for busy people like parents or college students with several papers due. Boot camps are created to help people fit a workout into their tight schedules.

“We offer two workouts back to back in the evening to give everyone a chance to choose a workout time that is best. One hour is all you need,” said Sencar.

Sencar enjoys hearing all of her client’s comments about their weight loss and gain of confidence.

“After eight weeks of Booty Camp I have lost 11 lbs, 1 per cent body fat, and 21 inches off my body. I feel better about myself. I have more energy. My cardio capabilities have improved drastically,” said Trish, a client of Sencar. “Best of all I love myself again. Katey pushed me farther than I ever wanted to go. This program changed my life.”


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