Frequently Asked Questions

Where is boot camp?

The majority of classes will be held at Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. A few classes (probably 1/week) will take place outdoors.

How hard is boot camp?

You can expect out of the program what you put into it. If you are willing to put in effort and energy, it will be challenging but you will see results!

What types of physical activities can I expect?

In general, the physical activities will help you reach all your fitness goals, as they are designed for total fitness. Included will be: endurance activities to help your heart, lungs and circulatory system, flexibility activities to get your muscles relaxed and your joints mobile and strength activities to help your muscles and bones be strong and to improve posture.

Specifically, there will be:

  • Aerobic Activity (low impact options will always be available and higher impact modifications will often be included: zumba, aerobics, dance, kickbox, drills, plyometrics + more)
  • Strength Training (hand weights, body resistance, body bars, + more)
  • Circuit & Interval Training (alternating cardio and muscle work)
  • Agility Drills
  • Yoga (hatha, power, relaxation)

What types of information can I expect, to receive?

Information about the specific exercises, including proper form and benefits will be ongoing.

What can I expect to achieve by attending boot camp?

Dramatic improvements to your physical, emotional and mental well-being

  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Loss of inches
  • Improved body composition - reduction of body fat and a firmer body
  • Increased energy
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Improved flexibility
  • Reduction of stress

Am I guaranteed results?

After the 5-week program you may: feel stronger, have a flatter stomach, have improved muscle-tone, feel less stressed-out and have more clarity.

I can’t guarantee you will see all these results as it depends on you and what you put into the program. It also depends on what food you put into your body and what you do during the other 23 hours of the day.

Who is instructing boot camp?

There will be many well-trained, enthusiastic instructors and presenters to guide, encourage and help you through boot camp:

  • Chris Rask, Wawa Fitness, Dance & Yoga
  • Samantha Stewart, Defined Movement Dance
  • Shelley Neufeld, MMCC Fitness
  • Mirinda Patterson, Defined Movement Dance
  • Kyla Ward, Infinity Wellness

What fitness level is required?

Boot camp welcomes women of all fitness levels, ages, shapes and sizes. Instructors range in age: 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, so you are likely to be represented! We all have different strengths and styles and expect our participants will too.

You will be required to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire upon registration. Certain types of health concerns will require that you speak to your health care professional, prior to becoming more physically active.

Group exercise classes are designed for individuals who lead an active lifestyle and do not have serious health issues, at this time.

Variations of activities will be offered, so that every movement, exercise or class can be made easier or super tough. It will be important for you to gear these modifications to yourself, according to your current fitness level. Listen to your body!

What if I hate _________ ?(Fill in the blank with your dreaded activity).

The program activities are very diversified so that you will not be bored, nor will you have to do your ‘dreaded activity” for too long. Every workout will be different. You will enjoy some more than others and you will perform at some better than others. Not only does this keep things interesting but it is a great technique for well-rounded physical fitness training.

How much does it cost?

There is great value in this investment in yourself and your well-being. The entire session is only $75.00.

How do I register?

Registration will be completed on Tuesday, May 30th between 5:30-6:15p.m. at Michipicoten Memorial Community centre. You will be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire upon registration. Certain types of health concerns will require that you speak to your health care professional, prior to becoming more physically active. Payment can be made with cash or cheque.

What do I need to bring?

First and foremost bring yourself to every class you have committed to, regardless if you feel like it or not. Just show up and we will do our best to motivate your best efforts!

You should also bring a bottle of water and small towel.

It is important to wear appropriate clothes (comfortable that you can move in) and footwear (running shoes/cross trainers). It is a good idea to layer your clothing as you may start out cool, but you will soon be much warmer.

Necessary equipment ( weights, mats, etc.) will be provided for you. Although there will be a safe place to store your weights and mat, should you choose to bring your own.