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Health & Fitness: Boot Camp

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

BOOT CAMP.  Words to describe how our military train.  There are no better role models for strong bodies than our men and women in the military.  Boot camp is comprised of four key principles—fortitude, endurance, agility and power. The goal to improve mobility, speed and stamina to outwork and outlast the opposition.

Every summer, Core Performance offers its version of boot camp.  A 4-week program that pushes all participants of every fitness level to dig deeper into their mental and emotional strength to extract the words, “I can’t” from their daily vocabulary and embrace the athlete within.  Every year, our participants wonder why they are working out at the ungodly hour of 6:30 a.m. three mornings a week.But, by the end of every sweat- soaked class filled with cardio, strength and agility challenges, you will be hard-pressed to find anyone regretting one second of it.   

Like every year prior, my fitness teammate, Debbie Fredrickson, and myself, have been hard at work finding new ways to challenge our participants without complicating the workouts.  We keep important and basic elements in every workout to ensure efficiency, yet add challenges to promote serious calorie burn.

The camaraderie also helps.  A group makes you accountable to show up, and the support helps you push through an intense workout.

This year we have enlisted the help of our good friend Brittany Lowery of Wholesome Hideaway to help keep our fit bodies properly fueled.  Because what good is training your body if you are only polluting it with your fuel?  So Wholesome Hideaway will be providing two breakfast options. Our boot campers can choose from a breakfast bowl consisting of steel cut oats, fruit, hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut, walnuts and cinnamon OR a smoothie made with spinach, berries, plant protein, almond milk, chia seeds and hempseeds.

If you are interested in participating in Core Performances Boot Camp, you need to act soon.  Space is limited and we already have many participants signed up.  Start date is July 6 and classes are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 to 7:15am.  This year, participants receive two bonus classes since our first class starts midweek due to the July 4th holiday.  In all, you get 14 classes for $120.

And remember, nothing is accomplished without making a commitment!

Text (716) 698-1198 to reserve your spot.

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