Fuse Pilates boot camps date all the way back to 2005, but for those of you who are new to them, here’s the perspective from one of our students – Avery Gordon.
“Boot camp” used to be the scariest phrase ever. Images of drill sergeants, lots of screaming, and the bodies of the weakest lying dehydrated and sunburnt on the ground comes to mind.
In fact, the first boot camp I ever tried was an outdoor cardio boot camp. It got one full hour of my hardest efforts before I gave up exercise altogether for that week. All in all, it ended up being a huge waste of money and mental effort.
Fuse Boot Camp is totally different. I was scared to try my first one. I had been attending Fuse Pilates classes for a full three months before I mustered up the courage to sign up for one. And by courage I mean I was leaving for the beach in a week, and I wasn’t looking so bikini ready. So, maybe it was out of necessity, but oh well – I did it. “Fuse” forward to the end of that week and my thoughts were more along the lines of “I wish every week was Fuse Pilates boot camp week.”
My first Fuse Boot camp was a great experience for me. I was able to prove to myself that I could actually stick to something for a full week. Contrary to other classes offered at Fuse, the instructor leads you through the week by pre-selecting the body parts that will be worked on each day. For me, this was incentive to show up every single day. I knew that if I didn’t, I wouldn’t reap the full benefits of the week. I showed up every day just waiting for obliques and they just happened to be selected on the last day. Before I tried my first boot camp, I was worried that all we would do for the full five days was lower abs, upper arms, and glutes (I’ve definitely found those to be the most requested in regular Fuse classes lately).
The Fuse instructors really motivate you through the full week. They come up with fun challenges and contests for the students and always end the class with something to look forward to the next day. I also found that having a class with the same group of people each day was motivation in itself. I didn’t want to be the only one who slept through my alarm that morning.
Finally, Fuse Pilates Boot Camp is something anyone can do. Just like the other classes offered at the Playground, Bootcamp doesn’t require more advanced students or those who are all on a similar level. It gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself mentally and physically at whatever pace is right for you.
At the end of the week, I felt awesome. Not only did I feel great about getting a full tone up in a week, but I also made new friends and accomplished something I hadn’t been able to do before. I ended up signing up for three more Fuse Pilates boot camps after that one, and can’t wait for the next one.
Interested in trying it for yourself? That gluteus maximus you’re sitting on isn’t going to sign up on it’s own, so REGISTER HERE!