When planning for 2020, one big goal of mine was to find a sustainable way to keep providing BootCraft with a fresh supply of new workouts and ideas.
The main thing I wanted to avoid was letting the quality of new drills slip, just for the sake of adding new ideas. I feel the thing that sets BootCraft apart is the high quality of the ideas on here. I don’t want members to have to search through a dozen not-so-good ideas just to find one that’s decent.
Having crossed 750 ideas uploaded though, that gets tricky.
The solution we came up with was to put together a group, A Fellowship of the Ring, but for BootCraft whose quest is to share the best of the drills they come up with. The trainers in this group would come from all over the world, from different training styles and demographics, to represent the diversity of the trainers who use BootCraft.
Their name? The Master Crafters.
Over the last few months of 2019 we began assembling the group by reaching out to previous Featured Designers who’s ideas and drills we knew had resonated with and been enjoyed by you.
And now this month you’re seeing that group in action. All new drills this month are thanks to the efforts of The Master Crafters.
They are: Bri Rauch, Theresa Prior, Lizelle Din, Janice Ainsworth, Lori Watson, Lyndon Fernandes, Jamie Nielsen, Nick Karagiannis, Rosie Goldsmith and Roxanne Walbancke.
Please take a moment to put down your phone or take your hands off your keyboard to give them a warm, welcoming round of applause.
They’ve supplied the new drills for January and will continue to supply us with tried and tested drills through out the year.
Last month we added 9 new drills to BootCraft (we took a weekend off between Christmas and New Year). Here’s the new drills that were added to BootCraft:
- Triple Band Circuit
- Glute and Run
- Dice EMOM Partner Bomb
- Christmas Tree Chipper
- Jingle Bells Musical Warm Up
- Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
- Double Dice Team Finisher
- Boxing Circuit
- Walkers Slammers Lungers Pressers
If you’re a BootCraft member you can log in to get access to these.
From the archives: Beginner Workouts
Each month the team dives into the BootCraft archives and hand-picks a small collection of drills to share. This month’s theme features some great beginner workouts to help ease your campers who’ve taken a break over the holidays ease back into things.
As a bit of a taste of BootCraft, here’s one that we picked:
Duck, Plank, Goose
By Roxanne Walbancke
Drill Length: 5 minutes | Group Size: 5+ | Drill Type: Finisher, Game | Drill Features: Bodyweight
Clients get into a circle and all hold plank with heads facing in.
Call out a client’s name to be first.
They will get up and run around the circle clockwise stepping over the other clients legs saying Duck, Duck, Duck until they found someone they want to race. They then tap that person on the legs and say Goose.
They both run clockwise around the circle (outside of people legs, don’t run and step over) with the Goose trying to get back to their own spot before the client who was tagged them does.
Last one to the spot is in for the next round. The Goose almost always loses but this keeps people swapping over.
Keep going for 5 mins.
Encourage clients to try and hold plank for as long as they can throughout the finisher. If they need to rest they can go to their knees or lie down and count to 10 before coming up again.
Alternative: After the Goose has been selected, have them run in opposite directions around the circle. The Goose goes clockwise while the person who’s choosing goes back counter-clockwise. This gives the Goose a chance to slow down the other person (without physical contact) as they pass each other.
BootCraft provides trainers with workouts like this around the clock.
With new drills added weekly and a huge collection of warm ups, finishers, AMRAPs, interval training sessions, strength sessions and fitness games, it makes planning your sessions fun again.
Membership is super affordable and gives you access to an amazing community of trainers too.
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.