Q: What is a typical Boot Camp routine?
A: We have an early morning Boot Camp that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:45 a.m. and runs in 6 week sessions. Blue Wave Boot Camp is a 1 hour class and is geared for men and women of all ages and levels of physical conditioning. The class is designed so that every fitness level will be challenged and encouraged. The activities include real world motions such as jumping, leaping, running, and carrying heavy objects (just like military boot camp). These activities are then systematically put together in a training format to help your cardio-vascular fitness, strength, agility and endurance.
Q: What can I expect?
A: Each class is different so always expect to be surprised. The instructor, David Blevins, is always finding new ideas to kick Boot Camp up a notch. Sometimes we use equipment and sometimes we don't. Sometimes we are inside and often we go out for a little fresh air. Fitness Boot Camp will jump start your day and get you energized and headed to a healthy lifestyle!
Q: Who is the instructor?
A: Master David Blevins is a 6th Degree Blackbelt Master, Certified Personal Trainer, Kickboxing Instructor, and Group Fitness Coach. He has been teaching and leading classes for over 30 years and he has trained members of law enforcement and the military. For more information about Master Blevins CLICK HERE.
Q: What are the class sizes?
A: Boot Camp is generally around 20-30 people. Occasionally more or less but we always seem to have plenty of room...especially when we go outside.
Q: Where do we meet?
A: We typically meet up at the Blue Wave studio and use the surroundings there, but we occasionally go to Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis. That park is located at the corner of Lake St. Louis Boulevard and Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
Q: What do I wear to class?
A: Wear workout clothing based on weather conditions. When it comes to shoes though you should wear indoor aerobic shoes or cross training shoes for when we are inside and have a pair of running or cross training shoes for when we go outside!
Q: What type of equipment do we use?
A: In the past we have used dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, Bulgarian sand bags, slosh tubes, snow sleds, frisbees, folding chairs, bungee cords, plyo boxes, boulders, ropes, stretch bands, sliders, tires, sledge hammers, and kicking bags. But you can never tell what else we might grab....
Q: If I'm out of shape, is Boot Camp the right program for me?
A: Absolutely! Our Boot Camp exercise classes are for men and women of all ages, and of all physical levels. We are here to get you in shape, at your own pace!
Q: How is Boot Camp different from other types of programs?
A: Boot Camp exercising is different because you we primarily do a lot of plyometric movements and core strengthening ideas. Plus there are a lot of unusual types of equipment involved.
Q: What are plyometrics?
A: Plyometrics are explosive muscular contractions with a "loading" phase. Think of jumping off a 3 foot high ledge and landing in a controlled way then immediately bounding back up onto that same ledge in one smooth motion. Of course there are many more ways to incorporate plyometrics. These types of exercise are excellent for increasing acceleration and balance.
Q: Do I need to bring anything with me to class?
A: All you need to bring is a water bottle and weather appropriate clothes/shoes. You may also need a sweat towel, because Boot Camp is intense!
Q: How many calories should I expect to burn?
A: You will typically burn about 700-800 calories per class although a couple of times we have gotten close to 900. It would be a good idea to have a little fruit or yogurt an hour ahead of time. And stay hydrated!
Q: Does the studio have showers?
A: Yes! After your intense Boot Camp class, feel free to use our showers and get ready to head straight to work from here.