The goal of this message is to share some basic guidelines on how to get the most out of your Boot Camp experience, how to best stay informed, how to contact me, and paying for Boot Camp.
Before Boot Camp:
- Get proper sleep. This means getting off the computer and devices and getting to sleep at a decent time. So many studies have shown that getting sufficient sleep is critical for making sound decisions, as well as helping your metabolism.
- The night before...lay out your training clothes (or sleep in them if necessary) and shoes for the next workout.
- Plan your pre-workout snack/meal/fuel. This is a personal choice. There are many theories as to what to eat before a workout, but in general, eat enough so you have the energy to train, but not so much you can't train hard. (Ask me if you have questions.)
Arriving at Boot Camp
- As you are driving to the workout, start to clear your mind. This is time for YOU. Turn off the phone, and begin to visualize how you want your workout to go. Get your mind in sync with your body, to give this your all.
- Arrive early, 5 min or so before class begins. Once again, you don't want to be fumbling around with distractions.
- Turn off your phone, or leave it in the car if your addiction is too much. 45 minutes out of your day without your phone will benefit you.
- If you like, warm up with a foam roller or massage ball.
- Choose a kettlebell/band/ball etc. which will challenge you. Remember which weight you used last time, and try to increase the weight. (If I don't have the weight you need, let me know so I can get more equipment.)
- Focus on form and effort. If you have a question on form, just alert me. I do my best to watch, but don't always catch it. Give your best effort during the 45 minutes. I know this may vary from day to day...but strive to get a little uncomfortable.
- If something is hurting you, or you get hurt during or after the class, let me know.
After, and Between Classes
- Drink plenty of water.
- Use your foam roller/massage balls for sore areas or preventive care.
- Get massages, acupuncture, or whatever it takes to keep you in balance.
- Yoga, hikes, biking...on your days off. Stay active. (Contact me if want a specific plan or suggestions.)
Staying Informed and Contacting Me
- If you miss a class, just shoot me a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am expecting you at each session, and want to hold you accountable...so contact me. When you miss, you are welcome to come to another class during the same month...just let me know when you'd like to make up the class. I can also send you the program for the class you missed, via email.
- To stay informed...everything is posted here on the website, www.BootCampPasadena.com. Announcements are posted right at the top of the page, or often in a "Calendar" section in the blog posts.
- Email me - This is the best and fastest way to reach me. My email is set up so that I see your email first. All other distractions go to another folder.
- Trying to reach me on Social Media is hit and miss. Please don't take offense if I don't see your message there.
- I try to be as flexible as possible. If you have some type of hardship, please let me know early. I can't tell you how many times I've comped or given deep discounts on people's camps. If you have the desire and demonstrate your commitment, I will work with you.
- I usually offer discounts once a year (not publicly this year), or discounts if you pay in advance for multiple months at a time. (Contact me for specifics.)
- Let me know ASAP if you will be continuing or missing a month. I need to know if I need to promote new openings or not.
- Payments are made on the first of each month, unless we've worked out other plans. And these days, payments are accepted via Venmo, PayPal, Cash, Check.
Most importantly, I'm here to help you. I try to do this by reducing distractions in my own life while being available to you.
I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year, and look forward to seeing you soon.