The 7 Must Know Questions to Ask Any Fitness Company That Will Be the Difference Between Success and Failure in Your Quest For Fitness and Fat Loss.
Before you sign up for any course of outdoor fitness or Bootcamp sessions you need to ask these vital 7 questions.
This is an educational report produced by Peak XV Fitness.
Outdoor fitness or Bootcamp is exploding in parks and open spaces all across the UK. But how do you know what you’re getting yourself in to and who can you trust to deliver on their promises. My name is Chris Hines and I’m the Director of Peak XV Fitness.
I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and have seen many things come and go. I think Bootcamps and group exercise in general are a great thing when all the correct criteria are applied. I have written this short report in an attempt to educate anyone thinking of starting one of these programmes and to get answers to these seven vital questions.
As usual fitness and weight loss claims are shrouded by false advertising, misleading claims and confusing information, so my aim is to set the record straight with this report. The first question you need to ask is:
1) Are the instructors qualified and insured.
Instructors come in various forms and while I don’t believe you need industry experts taking the classes there’s a world of difference between someone who’s spent their career readying soldiers for battle and someone who needs to motivate and encourage an overweight, post menopausal lady who is very out of shape.
Along with being able to clearly demonstrate each exercise the instructor must be able to safely progress and regress the exercises depending on the ability of the group members. This is virtually impossible for even the best instructors when they have a group of 30 different people, with different fitness levels and different injury histories. This leads perfectly on to the next question.
2) How many people are there in the group and what is the ratio of instructors to participants?
This is vitally important to know, not only for safety but also for the quality of the workout. It is very difficult to give feedback about exercise techniques to a large group of people and it’s virtually impossible to motivate each and every one of them. The smaller the group, the more individualised attention you get – there is no escaping this fact. I would suggest that if you’re in a group of more than 15 people then you’re just a face in the crowd and unless you have perfect exercise technique and huge levels of self motivation you’re not getting the most from your sessions. Having met around 500 Bootcampers I can tell you that these types of people are very rare.
I hear you ask, how do you find this all out, before you’ve signed up to an outdoor bootcamp and handed over your cash?
This brings me to my next important question….
Stayed tuned for part 2