Train Hard, but Train Smart
As a San Diego boot camp provider, we are all about encouragement, support and motivation. But we would never want someone in our community to be pushed so hard out of their comfort zone that they become injured or emotionally scarred. This is why we are proud to offer small group fitness classes, where the instructor can give individual attention to each person and assess whether or not they are doing okay.
Here are 3 tips to help you get a solid workout without going overboard.
1. Trust your body
First of all, if something doesn’t feel right, communicate with your instructor. Bootique Fitness instructors are prepared for most types of physical ailments. We can suggest modifications to almost any exercise and strive to always make your workout experience a positive one.
2. You can’t power through fainting
If you are feeling dizzy or faint, please stop, sit down and take a water break. This is commonly a sign of low blood sugar and is extremely dangerous to push through. Again, your instructor is prepared for these types of situations and will act accordingly to ensure you’re safe. But please, don’t feel embarrassed if you need to take a breather.
3. Uncontrollable shakes a red flag
Have you ever squatted so many times that your legs start shaking? That is usually a good thing! But if you’re going too hard, you might want to slow it down. If you can’t regain control in the next exercise move of the circuit, then you could be putting your joints at risk. Pay attention to your body and how it’s handling certain levels of resistance.
Remember, part of the role of your boot camp instructor is to keep you safe. We want you to train hard, but in a smart way. Always check in with your instructor and let them know if you notice anything out of the ordinary with your body. Good luck!