Beijing Bootcamp: Update on Strength and Conditioning Coach, Steve Warn's Beijing Bootcamp, including participants from The World Health Store's (WHS) 12 Week Challenge.
The Fitness Bootcamp is also 12 weeks long and timed to provide the WHS 12 Week Challenge participants with a fitness training camp to help them meet their goals for the challenge.
Steve Warn’s boot camp is held each Saturday at Chaoyang Park; meet at the West Gate at 5pm. Free for 12 Week Challenge applicants but anyone can join at any time although it's now too late to join the 12 Week Challenge. James Wilkinson, blogger for Beijing Timeout, tried out the first bootcamp on July 23. You'll see the link to his comments as you scroll down.
August 4, 2011 - From Steve Warn in Beijing:
If anyone is interested in trying it out I will give 1 free trial to all new clients so they can experience it before they decide if it's the right thing for them. Anyone interested must RSVP me by midnight on Friday night to reserve a spot.
The bootcamp is getting quite busy and I may have to cap the number of people that can join the Saturday class soon. I am considering doing daytime classes during the week soon as well but this is still pending.
As you can see from the pics (I'll have more in the next few days when AJ gets back from vacation) that we all meet up at Chaoyang Park’s West Gate first at 5 P.M.
The Group at The West Gate, 2011.
We then head out into the park at 5:15 beginning with a light jog to the sprinting area by the stadium. We do individual and team sprinting exercises and then jog a minute or two over to the area where we get into the exercises. All of the exercises only require body weight. You use the weight of yourself or a partner or a partner AND yourself if you're strong enough to pull it off. There are always alternative exercises for those who can't do the prescribed exercises - there are progressions of different levels to suit any skill level. While any bootcamp, and Beijing Bootcamp is no exception, is all about a physical challenge, every physical challenge begins with a mental challenge.
It's easy to be overwhelmed with indecision when starting out on a new fitness regime. For some people the very word bootcamp is enough to make them hesitate for fear of not being able to keep up.
But sometimes you have to put the fears behind you and make your mind work for you - to help you achieve the goals you really want for fitness and health.
James Wilkinson from Beijing Timeout, joined the group to see for himself what it was like.
Click here to read his full article about his experiences at the Beijing Bootcamp: James Wilkinson from Beijing Timeout
Anyone can join at any time although it's now too late to join the 12 Week Challenge. If anyone is interested in trying it out I will give 1 free trial to all new clients so they can experience it before they decide if it's the right thing for them.
An important part of achieving fitness goals is to look at the whole person's needs. Ask Steve for alternative exercises or tips that will help you to make best use of your time at the Beijing Bootcamp while respecting your own strengths and fitness level.
Also ask Steve for any recommendations regarding supplements. What your body needs is just as important as the exercises you do.