Group Personal Training/Boot Camp Tips

Our goal is to provide a safe, positive, upbeat and successful training environment for all. Please review the training tips below. 

  • Please review our Group Personal Training/Boot Camp Guidelines by clicking here.
  • Do your best to attend as many boot camp sessions that you can each week. Each session has a purpose: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays are total body workouts which are designed to challenge you to work beyond your comfort level.
  • Active recovery days are on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Active recovery is an active day without stressing the body too much or going out of breath. The goal is to accomplish daily movement. This will be easier if you come to the session. On these days, I recommend doing things like massage, self massage, stretching, yoga, Pilates and conversational aerobic exercise like hiking, elliptical, biking etc.
  • Remember, active recovery days should create less systemic fatigue. Rest is equal or more important than the work, so be sure to do get in an at least one active recovery session for a complete workout program for the week. In addition, do your best to optimize recovery with high quality foods & water, supplements as needed (we can test for what you need), sleep, massage, saunas, etc.
  • Check our map for all 4 convenient boot camp class locations
  • Register for your boot camp classes prior to attending the class. View the Boot Camp Class Schedule here and register for classes directly on the schedule.
  • To get an idea of what goes on at boot camp, check out this link: Boot Camp Workouts
  • If you are new to exercise, or have injuries or pain, please let us know so we can modify the workout of the day for you based upon your needs. If you are an experienced athlete, also let us know so we can challenge you even more as needed.
  • Please review the following to get the most out of our workouts and to prevent injuries:
  • Don’t worry if you think you won’t be able to keep up or feel out of shape. We all start out as beginners and we improve with each class. Your coach will provide easier modifications for each movement. Just do what you can and each session you will improve!
  • Arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the boot camp class begins and be prepared to perform your warm-up. 
  • Bring water in a spill-proof container and a towel to wipe up your sweat.
  • Belmont & Burlingame Boot Camps are at facilities with special, soft carpets. There are three options for footwear: barefoot, socks or clean (minimalist style) shoes that are not worn outside. Ideally everyone would be barefoot similar to Pilates, Yoga and Martial Arts Classes given there is greater strength, stability and balance benefits with barefoot training and it allows us to correct your movements at the foot level.
  • Shoes are allowed at the San Carlos location. There are mats for floor exercises at the location, but you can also bring your own mat.

Have fun!

Coach Brien