Burn Boot Camp in Beachwood, Ohio is a much better option for those ladies looking to really get in shape for the new year!
Why Joining a Club Can Be a Problem
I have spent over 20 years of my life working out alone. I raised 4 children pretty much alone and I also had a high-powered career in the legal field. My oldest sister introduced me to working out at athletic clubs in Atlanta. I got TOTALLY hooked and exercise became one of the things that helped to keep me in shape and SANE!
I have continued to go to clubs over the years. Now that I live here in Cleveland, I am a member of Lifetime Fitness but I still tend to do my own water aerobics or work out with weights and on the machines by myself. I sustained a serious ankle injury that has changed what I can do, so being a part of a class in THAT environment would not work very well.
Your Fitness Options
When the new year hits, there will be a ton of folks deciding to get in shape and the main options are:
- Go it alone either at home or at a club or the YMCA
- Join a club or fitness facility
- Hire a personal trainer to work with you and help you with your fitness plan
- Join a fitness community like a boot camp or CrossFit group
What I Have Observed Over the Years
First, there have been way too many times that I have stopped working out and gotten discouraged and then I have to keep starting over. If I had even one workout buddy or if I had been a part of a group, I doubt that would have occurred. I have also, many times, felt very alone and even INVISIBLE when working out at the various health clubs.
I have also seen a ton of newbies to working out and many members just walking around looking lost or worse yet, just doing some STUFF on the machines but I can tell they have no clue what they are doing. Another thing I have noticed is that most athletic or fitness clubs are filled up in January but by April or May, they have thinned out considerably.
Many members do the classes at these type facilities, but the classes fill up quickly and many folks like me may not feel comfortable. Many people can be intimidated because they feel like they are not in shape, or they have injuries or impediments. Others may not feel like they can get the individual attention they may need.
To Stick With Fitness You Need Community
After spending over half my life working out in some of Atlanta’s most elite athletic clubs and now being a member of Lifetime Fitness in Beachwood (one of the largest fitness facilities in the area), I have come to the conclusion that the new wave towards exercise COMMUNITIES is where it is at. I am starting to have more and more clients come in for sports massage who are either doing boot camps or CrossFit (both of which are community-based).
Burn Boot Camp, I believe, does the whole community thing BEAUTIFULLY!
Burn Boot Camp is a boutique fitness concept where like-minded women come together, build confidence, and inspire one another through fitness. Workouts take place on their proprietary Floating Floor with individualized attention in a group fitness setting.
Clients learn far more than just healthy eating and exercise tips at Burn Boot Camp, as the concept strays from the competition by operating on a five pillar philosophy to help clients achieve success: mindset, whole food nutrition, burst training, strength training and positive environment.
Camps are offered multiple times throughout the day, last 45 minutes, and are comprised of 72 different styles and 15 different formats.
Monday – Friday: 5:00 am (30 min. express), 5:30 am, 6:30 am, 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am and 9:00 am
Childcare is available for children ages 12 weeks-12 years old.
They offer a 14 Day Free Trial. You can also have 6 weeks for $99 (beginning January 6th.