As someone who has, at one stage in my life at least, been able to consider myself fit (albeit some years ago) I have been looking at one of the latest crazes in the fitness world – bootcamps. You may be surprised to know that the term ‘bootcamp’ doesn’t come from X-Factor, but is instead more of a military thing – and there are many bootcamps ran across the UK by fitness instructors, former military personnel and even current military.
It’s basically what you do if you want to get real fit, real fast.
The thing is I’m not really what you’d describe as someone who’s looking to get real fit, real fast, and more of someone who’d just like to be somewhere near where I was around 10 years ago (give or take, mostly take).
In my investigations into bootcamps in the UK I came across the Total Bootcamp website, operated by Catherine Jane Pennington. Unlike some bootcamps that I’d seen elsewhere, this didn’t have the terror element I was so trying to avoid. Plus, it has been attended by Gemma Atkinson (she of Hollyoaks, many calendars and my pal Jonathan Sothcott’s film ‘How to Stop Being a Loser’ fame) so it looked more like the sort of thing I was after.
Sadly, I couldn’t see if the Total Bootcamp was still running today – though I did find the following video on YouTube, which makes it look like the sort of thing I’m after.
Hopefully Catherine Jane Pennington will be running more of these soon.