Fitness boot camp challenges residents to beat winter bad habits

November 10, 2012 by  

Honored as one of the 2011 ‘Best of’ awards in the fitness category, Maryland Heights’ Boot Camp Challenge® program promises to keep participants ahead of the worst effects of winter’s ‘eating holidays’. Suitable for all fitness levels, Certified Personal Trainer Kim Howard runs the high-intensity group training program’s three-to-six-week camps.

The structure of the Boot Camp Challenge® program emphasizes relatively short sessions with beginning and end dates, making goals more attainable. Assessments and data that quantify progress act as motivation, while the team environment provides encouragement. With local participating locations nationwide, the program has particular appeal to those who find exercising at home boring or difficult, or seek additional input regarding nutrition and other lifestyle fitness factors.

In addition, Boot Camp training has found favor as a partner with corporate wellness programs, offering on-site sessions or dedicated twice-weekly workouts at a designated facility. Employees from printing companies to restaurants to retail outlets can participate as part of a companywide fitness challenge, an employee benefit, or a joint fitness and team-building initiative.

Maryland Heights’ morning training is held at Team Central Gymnastics Academy at 2675 Metro Boulevard from 6:00 am – 7:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Afternoon and evening training sessions are at Pattonville High School at 2497 Creve Coeur Mill Road from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Each of these camps runs from November 26 to December 14, with registration required by November 21.

Information or online registration is available via the Boot Camp Challenge website.