Welcome back readers, voters and contestants!
It’s been a whirlwind of activity on the Bootcamp Ideas blog and our BCI: Ask Facebook group.
Three weeks ago 27 entries were and then we began testing. Today I’m very excited to announce and congratulate this year’s winners!
Thank you to everyone who entered and voted and tried the workouts and got enthusiastic about the competition. You made it a lot of fun!
Watch me announce the winners LIVE
You can watch announce the winners live in the video below, or scroll on to read them.
A big thanks again to Dale Sidebottom for donating two 12 month memberships to his brand new Fitness Games Zone – an online database of over 500 fitness game PDFs.
BootCraft is a huge database for bootcamp workout ideas (except we add new ideas every week). Get access to over 350 bootcamp ideas from a range of trainers. Save time and run better workouts. A highly recommended tool for every trainers toolbelt.
All entrants got a 6 week membership just for entering! Find out more about BootCraft.
PTminder is an outstanding cloud-based Website & Mobile App that manages the day to day running of your Personal Training business. You can focus on training your clients while PTminder takes care of the admin. PTminder saves you time and money while helping grow your business.
Iron Edge Power Band Bundle:
Thanks to Iron Edge for jumping in as a new sponsor this year. They’ve donated one of their Power Band Packs and DVDs.
A collection of my favourite books from 2017!
- Tribes by Seth Godin
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (my personal copy)
- First, We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
- Don’t Let The Fear Win by Greg Faxon (AUDIOBOOK)
BRAND NEW Bootcamp Ideas T-Shirt:
I’m getting some new shirts printed in a limited batch for the competition winners. The design is still being finalised but I will share it with you when it’s ready!
Now, let’s dive in to who won what:
Special Recognition Awards
While these winners don’t win any additional prizes, they do win bragging rights for the next year and a badge to put on their website to show everyone how very awesome they are.
|Awarded to the highest voted drill.|
Winner: Freeze Frenzy Fun Fun by April Wright
|Awarded to the entry that uses the most interesting and innovative ways to structure a drill.|
Winner: Musical Planks by Genevieve Barnard
|Awarded for breaking our clients out in hysterics.|
Winner: A Thousand Sports by Miguel Angel
|Awarded for great tabata action!|
Winner: Tabata Total Body Warm Up by Jeannie White
|Awarded to the most epic workout featuring burpees.|
Winner: Manmaker Accumulator by Josie Klyne
Runner Up: Burpee-Dice by the Dashboard Light by Theresa Prior
|Awarded to the drill easiest for client’s to remember the name of.|
Winner: The S*H*I*T Lap by Laura Zeek
Grand Prize Winners
On Monday myself and the judges had a final look over the top voted workouts to pick our favourite.
In the end, the decision came down to two things, client enjoyment and ease of use. The winning drills stood out in both respects.
So without further ado, I’m pleased to announce this year’s winners as…
Best Warm Up Drill: Freeze Frenzy Fun by April Wright
April’s drill showed great use of partner work, it was simple and easy to follow and we can see lots of variations being made from it. Well done April!
Best Finisher Drill: Wall of Wobble by Leslie Suess
It was really hard to pick a winner in this category as there were so many awesome finishers. Leslie’s drill won for it’s popularity, simple nature (2 seconds to get everyone working) and team-like elements. Well done Leslie!
Kyle’s Crafty Crouton Award
This award was for a drill picked by yours truly. I’ll was looking for a crafty, clever, interesting, new drill or a new take on something old. If it’s weird and wonderful it’s a promising winner.
This year’s winner is:
Burpee-Dice by the Dashboard Light by Theresa Prior
I loved the pun name and the use of dice and partner work. Well done Theresa!
The Random Draw is not based on votes or judging, instead as the name suggests it’s drawn randomly giving everyone who enters a chance to win.
It’s a big deal putting your stuff out there to be judged by others so I wanted to reward this kind of courage! I drew the name out of a hat on the Facebook Live above.
The winner is:
Nick Karagiannis who entered The Dirty ½ Dozen
Nick wins 6 months of free BootCraft plus my book bundle and a shirt.
Congratulations to everyone who won! If you were an accepted entrant I’ll be in touch via email this week with your prize (and award badge).
There are lots of people who’ve helped make this happen who I wanted thank and share with you here.
Thanks to everyone who tested and voted. I heard some of you would have liked more time to test so next year I’ll make the testing time longer.
Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. It takes guts to put your stuff out there so give yourself a pat on the back.
Thanks to our sponsors for donating prizes. I only sought out quality sponsors whose stuff I’ve used before myself. Please take the time to check out their websites:
- Dale Sidebottom from Fitness Games Zone for donating prizes.
- The guys at PTminder.
- Greg Faxon, coaching expert.
- Rick and the team from Iron Edge.
Thanks to Lizelle Din who created the award graphics which you can swipe and use on your website if you are a winner.
Thanks also to Roxanne, Rosie, Lori, Kirstyn, Maree and Jane for your feedback and input.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.