Pre-boot camp: Bright and early (ok, not that early, but it started at 9) Saturday morning I grabbed my water bottle, ran to the park, and managed to find where the boot camp was taking place (it is a decently sized park and all the announcement said was 'in the park'). I had to sign a waiver promising not to sue lululemon if I dropped dead...but they make people do that for yoga classes too so I tried not to assume the trainer would try to kill us.
The workout: There was a decent sized group and we were lead through a warm-up that included squats, pushups, and sit-ups. Just when I thought the warm-up was over and we were going to go play with the fun equipment (like ropes and the sled that you pull...) it was time for more warm-up: a suicide drill with burpees that increased in number at each line. Then we were TRULY warmed up and were able to do the circuit - 11 stations that worked almost all muscle groups. I can't remember if we did 3 or 4 rounds of the circuit...but it was hard work and fun too.
|trying my best to pull myself up on those rings|
The aftermath: By the evening, my legs already felt tired going up and down stairs. Sunday I woke up with sore muscles (especially my arms - oh my weak arms) that just got more sore throughout the day (despite my run in the morning). I thought my abs had be spared, but was hit by the "DOMS" (delayed onset muscle soreness) on Monday. I'm still a little sore but the soreness is a good reminder that I need to do this more often!
My first free bootcamp: successful! I'll hopefully be back this Saturday morning and whenever else they offer it. Hopefully I can find some other good (and either free or cheap) strength options going forward. No more slacking with the strength training!