Frequently Asked Questions about Fit Camp!
Why join? Is this just simply an organized aerobics class?
Fit Camp is NOT just some fun aerobics class – NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
- Training by a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer/ Group Fitness Leader, Yoga and Pilates Teacher with 25 years experience! Not someone trained in one weekend or at all.
- Individual Critiquing on Exercise Form and Technique. You will not be left out. I ensure proper form.
- Group Support /Rapport- With dedicated participants registered- you get to know people!
- Various equipment to challenge you further: medicine balls, kettlebells, bands, and more
- Variety!! No Two Workouts exactly the same. I use different formats/themes to challenge you- no boredom- only results!
- Meet new people! Who wants to work out alone!?
- Supplemental Workout videos emailed/posted to you for weekend workouts! Handouts/ Emails with Nutritional Tips
- Get Results: Fat Loss, Increase your Strength, Have more Energy!
Do you have to be in really good shape before you join?
Fit Camp does recommend that you have been “active” over the last 2-3 months before partaking in this fitness camp. “Active” meaning you have been engaging in light exercise 3/week for at least 30 minutes. For example: walking or biking. You must also not be suffering from any impairments or disabilities that could limit you from doing Fit Camp. Due to the fact that you will be partaking in a variety of activities it is best that you have this exercise history under your belt. (Personal Fitness Coaching with Wendy may be more appropriate for some people just starting out) That being said -you do not have to be super fit to join! No one will be asked to complete more than they are capable of doing safely. Fit Camp will leave you in better shape than when you joined! All fitness levels are welcome and accommodated for at Fit Camp! I choose only the safest exercises that can accommodate all levels.
What does a typical session include?
Each session starts with a dynamic motivating warm up, followed by the main activity for that session (metabolic conditioning integrated with strength training- best for results!) followed by a cool down and stretch to finish! Each day varies and you will be introduced to a number of different activities. You need to be open to trying anything!! Sessions are 60 min long. Handouts/E-mails may be provided to guide you in making healthy food choices and lifestyle decisions. More guidance is offered on my website/blog and my Facebook Page/Group too!!
I do not like to run. Does this program involve a lot of running?
No. Many people have started over the years and just walked- now they are jogging!! You can always walk or do any other cardio drill you like!
Research shows that interval based training is the best route for fat loss- Fit Camp incorporates intervals! The most we Jog/Run/Power Walk is in seconds at a time!! You can do it!
However, the program is as challenging as you want it to be. I encourage everyone to go at his or her own pace -with some serious motivation to get you to the next level! Some people walk, jog or run- its up to you! As long as you move!
What kind of activities will I be expected to do?
Some of the Activities will be:
Variety is the key!! This program is diverse and I incorporate a variety of formats, themes and exercises to keep the session fresh, interesting and challenging!
Resistance Training with Medicine Balls, Free Weights, Kettlebells, Body Bars, Super bands, Balls and more…(don’t forget just your own body weight!)
Metabolic (Cardio) Interval Conditioning may use the following equipment: Track, Steps, Skipping Ropes, Kettlebells, and of course just your own body weight!
Proper Core Training is integrated into each Fit Camp session! NO Sit ups/ Crunches. (Science shows this is hard on our spines/neck. Why do them- there are so many other options!)
How many people are in each Fit Camp?
Fit Camp is purposely held in a smaller group/team atmosphere.( 6-15 approx.) That way you will get individual attention and coaching, along with group support and begin to build some rapport with other group members.
Are the classes always held indoors?
No. Fit Camp will also include outdoor fitness exercise, as much as possible and only on the mild days! Be prepared to go outside each workout! For January Fit Camps- All workouts will be indoors! In the Spring/Summer and Fall -Fit Camp will be using the outdoor track -weather permitting of course! Indoor sessions will take advantage of our wide-open field house.
Sessions may be cancelled due to weather or lack of facility (Gagetown Fitness Center -only happens when facility has full bookings for military requirements/or emergencies-very rare). Any sessions cancelled will be added on at the end of that current Fit Camp if possible!
This program sounds like something my mind & body really needs. What is the cost?
Fit Camp cannot run without a minimum of 6 dedicated people registered in full. This is a commitment to your fitness and health!. Invest in your health and mental well-being! NOTE: If there are serious financial concerns and you do want to join- I NEVER turn anyone away- please contact me to discuss options.
Full Registration fees are required up-front for Fit Camps -payable at the first session. PLEASE NOTE: There are no credits or extensions for ANY reason. Fit Camp fees cannot be transferred to another Fit Camp (for any reason- sick, injured, vacation, pregnancy, family issues etc.) Waivers/ Policy forms are signed the first night.
No Membership/ Drop in paid to the front desk –Fit Camp registrants just indicate to the front desk staff that they are registered in the Fit Camp program. I take care of the rest. Arrival of 10-15 min prior to Fit Camp is permitted. Only Rec Member may come earlier the night of Fit Camp to train or walk the track. Store bags/outdoor shoes in lockers please.
Can’t commit to the whole program? Drop in’s are welcome as long as space is available and minimum numbers are met. $15 – if you like to drop in anytime!
Join for a set number of sessions (3) to get a better rate!! If you do plan on dropping in- just let me know ahead of time- much appreciated .
Do I need to bring anything with me to Fit Camp?
Yes. You will need a water bottle, always dress in exercise clothing and comfortable shoes. Please leave all jewelry and other valuables at home. Be prepared each session (if the weather is good) to go outside. I suggest purchasing shoes for indoor and to have shoes for outdoor only! In the summer- be prepped to go outside by wearing layers, bring towel, hats, sunscreen and insect repellent.
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What are you waiting for? If not now -WHEN?