Bootcamp classes are a great way to torch calories. You’re moving constantly, in rapid motion, which burns major calories, and you can usually expect to burn between 500 to 600 calories during one hour-long session. Doing high-intensity intervals of strength training, mixed with bursts of cardio, gives you a total body workout and torches fat.
Mixing it up between cardio and strength training is essential for weight loss because you need the fat burning cardio paired with the muscle building training to get the results you want.
Once you finish your first class, you will be sweating and muscles fatigued, you’ll get that burst of energy and confidence when you realise what you just endured and completed. Getting through a challenging workout builds confidence and self-esteem. Look into yourself and realise that you just did something so good for your body and mind.
Exposure to natural light is a known depression fighter, especially for seasonal affective disorder, a condition brought on by the shorter, darker days. Outdoor winter workouts are a great way to take in small doses of sunlight. This sunlight can help to improve mood and boost vitamin D intake.
Cold weather also makes the heart work harder to distribute blood throughout the body. For an unhealthy heart that struggles to manage the additional stress, this process can exacerbate illness and injury. But a regular exerciser with cardiovascular endurance can make their heart muscle even stronger with these cold-weather sessions, better preparing the body for more strenuous workouts in the future – not to mention other non-exercise stresses in life.
As the body works harder to regulate its core temperature among the elements, you’ll burn a few more calories during your wintry workout compared with one conducted indoors. While the calorie burn varies with each person’s body mass and the extremity of the temperature, it can be a nice morale booster (especially around the food-focused holidays) to get more out of your sweat session in this regard.
Timetable for 2018
Saturday Mornings 8.30am – Outdoor Bootcamp – Croft Gardens Park
Sunday Mornings 10.00am – Outdoor Bootcamp – Croft Gardens Park
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
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