“Dan is a great personal trainer and he would definitely be my ‘go to’ person when I decide to properly throw myself into fitness.”
I started going to the free Saturday morning bootcamp in Highfield Park in July 2014 having heard about it through a Facebook group. Initially I presumed that the Bootcamp would involve lots of selling and promotions etc, there must be some catch right?! But there really isn’t, although it’s good to know that Dan is a great personal trainer and he would definitely be my ‘go to’ person when I decide to properly throw myself into fitness. Honestly before joining Bootcamp I really was an inherently lazy person with vague dreams of regaining the fitness of my youth but not doing anything about it. Saturday mornings were for relaxing. So I even surprised myself when I started going to Bootcamp. What kept me going week after week is that not only is it good fun, you meet some great people who are in a similar position to you, it’s also a fantastic training experience. The session starts with a warm up, something I would never do if left to my own devices, followed by a warm up game which usually gets very competitive but is lots of fun. Then the real ‘fun’ begins with a circuit course of various exercises, most were completely new to me and make use of either your own body weight, bars already in the park or sometimes weights or punchbags brought by Dan. You progress around the circuits, often with a partner to keep you motivated. The great thing about the circuits is that they are really different exercises, not the same boring ones you see everyone doing in the gym. Some change each week to keep it fresh, some stay the same so that you can really improve on your technique and notice an improvement. After the circuits comes the fat burning. Usually some kind of high intensity activity where you are encouraged to push yourself for “just 5 minutes of your entire day” (taken straight from the mouth of Dan). Then a relaxing and well deserved cool down. Dan is motivating and encouraging throughout the session and keeps you going even when you are gritting your teeth and willing for it to be over. I would totally recommend Dan as a personal trainer and the free bootcamp is fab. Everyone should come along!