If you are at the stage where you have two bootcamp instructors, that’s awesome. Not only does that mean you are doing well, it also means that your options when it comes to workouts has doubled.
One method of using your assistant instructor is to split your group into two and pit them against each other. This workout below involves just that, a bit of healthy competition between you bootcamp clients.
Goals: Team Building/Challenge
Duration: 1 hour
Equipment needed: None
Move to an open space and perform a 10 minute warm up drill focusing especially on the lower body.
Clients are two be split into two equally capable groups. One trainer is matched up with each group.
Clients are to find and run up as many hills in the next 30-40 minutes, they must meet back at the oval at 6.50am. Clients will score points for each hill run, the team with the most points wins.
Each hill is worth a different number of points per run, without assistance from the trainer members from the group must decide on which location to go to.
Choose your hill points according to the gradient and length of the hill. Use mapmyrun.com to assist you. Set a limit on how many times a group can run up a hill. For instance, for my group we used the following:
Each long hill can only be run a maximum of 6 times the number of group members, stronger group members can run more than the slower group members. ie a group of 10 can only run up a long hill 60 times total.
If a group is late to return back to the starting point, that group loses 20 points per minute per group member. This keeps it nice and fair amongst the teams.
Add up the scores and announce the winner while going through stretches with your clients.
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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.