It’s day one and nine nervous bootcampers are standing in a circle waiting for Wez, our trainer’s, instructions. Fitness test. We launch into burpees, squat jumps, high leg raises, press ups, switch lunges, tuck jumps, tricep dips, surf boards, half burpee monkey presses, switch jumps, prisoner squat alternative leg raises and frog jumps. We do as many as we can of each one for 50 seconds with a 10 second break. The music is pumping out, the sweat and adrenaline are flowing. Welcome to boot camp!
The idea of boot camp is a really simple one: exercise very hard and very intensely for an extended period, keep the calories down and you will jumpstart your weightloss and fitness.
The actual doing of it, though, is a little bit more complicated.