Bootcamp in the Rain

Talk about dedication.  Last night I subbed for outdoor bootcamp again.  I jinxed myself by saying last week was a beautiful night for bootcamp, because last night?  Not so much.

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The class started at 6:15 under a very dark rain cloud, and by the time we completed our warm-up laps by 6:20, the sky opened up.  Instead of complaining or wanting to bring class inside though, these class members stuck it out.  There was a unanimous class vote to keep going through the downpour.  Bootcamp in the rain it was for these troopers!

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I taught a stations themed class that looked like this:

Warmup
2 laps around the Y

5 Stations #1
60 seconds at each station, 2 people at each station

  • Alternating front lunges
  • Straight arm spiderman planks
  • Squat jumps
  • Pushups
  • Triceps dips

Two Minutes Cardio

  • 30 seconds burpees
  • 30 seconds runners
  • 30 seconds burpees
  • 30 seconds runners

Then repeat 5 stations #1 and take a lap!

5 Stations #2
60 seconds at each station, 2 people at each station

  • 180 squat jumps
  • Straight arm plank shoulder taps
  • Touchdown lunges
  • Inchworms
  • Overhead presses

Two Minute Cardio

  • 30 seconds burpees
  • 30 seconds runners
  • 30 seconds burpees
  • 30 seconds runners

Then repeat 5 stations #2 and take a lap!

For the end of class we had some extra time, so we did some non-stations stuff.

Upper Body Isolations

  • Arm rolls / back fist / palm slap combination
  • Isometric bicep holds

Duck Duck Goose

  • 1 round with regular planks
  • 1 round with reverse planks

Cooldown / Stretch

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What rock stars, huh?  They said it made them feel like they were doing “actual” bootcamp.  I loved this energy!

Ever done a workout in the pouring rain? 

I’ve worked out in the rain before, but I had never taught my indoor class soaking wet until last night!  I brought a change of pants, but the pants I had on while outside were so wet I didn’t think I’d be able to get them off in time.  I did luckily have a change of sneakers though!

5 thoughts on “Bootcamp in the Rain

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  2. Hi! I haven’t tried the bootcamp workouts, yet. Too scared. 😀 But looking at your list and your pictures, fitness bootcamps look promising and exciting. Do you have any suggestions for first timers like me? Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Hi Vidivir, bootcamp is definitely exciting! My advice:
      1) Introduce yourself to the instructor and let them know you are new. This way they can keep an eye on you, offer any modifications you might need, etc.
      2) Don’t compare yourself to anyone else – some people that have been doing for a long time might be able to do more than you, but everyone has to start somewhere. Remember they were new at one point too.
      3) Do some research and ask around about what people in your area recommend. Word of mouth goes a long way in finding the right class for you.

      Let me know if you have any other questions! Good luck!

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