The Xtreme Residential Bootcamp is approximately 48 hours worth of shouting, early morning starts, good food and the burning of up to 6,000 calories. It’s a whirlwind of putting trainers on, taking them off and what feels like a thousand press-ups. Yet, even if the weekend feels but a mere dream, the lessons you take away from it are what matters.
Go on an Xtreme Bootcamp and you can be sure you’ll walk hobble away with the following life lessons:
- Teamwork counts for a lot. Help your teammates and you’ll get to where you want to be faster.
- You can always push your body that little extra. Whether it’s a press up, a burpee or that additional energy you need for a sprint, your body will do it.
- Don’t think about it, do it. Thinking about it will only slow you down. Once you know what you’ve got to do, get onto it. Even if you’re not too sure, trust in yourself to work it out as you go.
- Be afraid of the right things. Mud is not something to be afraid not. If it’s unavoidable, launch yourself in and who knows, you may even enjoy it.
- Think about what you put into your body. A Creme Egg has nothing of nutritional value and will only drag you down. Fill your body with good stuff.
- Treat food as fuel and your body as a car. Use only high quality ingredients and don’t be afraid to fuel up. You will need the fuel to get you through your day.
- It’s all a mind game. You can hold a plank for as long as you need if your mind is strong. If you need to, concentrate on something else such as counting, a song, or making bets with yourself to keep you going.
- Prepare. If you know you’ve got an early morning start, lay out your clothes before hand to keep it as stress-free as possible.
- Do your best. Everyone will have varying levels of fitness and abilities. Someone may be better at running, another at planks, another at press-ups. None of this matters – you’re not competing with others, only yourself.
- Avoid being around funny people after the bootcamp. Everything will hurt, especially your stomach muscles.