Online Bootcamp

A while ago I thought about running an online bootcamp. And then I side-tracked the idea.  But recently, I’ve been thinking more and more about this venture and I have decided I will be offering an online beginner’s bootcamp in the near future.

Online-Bootcamp

I still have kinks to work out, but basically anyone wanting to participate will have to register and commit to the session (6 or 8 weeks with a minimum of 3 workouts a week).  I will also offer nutritional info and advice.

The workouts can be done in the privacy of your own home (or at the gym, or outside; wherever you choose). You will have to be accountable for your workouts each week and submit your finished weekly workout to me.

Likely, I’ll have demonstrations of the exercises and make myself available to participants online – by email or chat (and possibly, if appropriate, by video chat – but this idea is still up in the air as chats would have to work outside of my regular schedule, and I know many of you are subject to time differences).  I’m hoping to create a Facebook group that only participants will have access to.  Which means, in addition to chatting me with, you’ll have the support of other bootcampers.

Please let me know if you’re interested in this new venture as I continue to work it out.  Email me at nsfitnessqueen@yahoo.ca or simply leave a comment here to let me know if you’d be interesting in registering (later), with any questions, and with contact info (for privacy reasons, emailing me is probably the best).

Cheers!

~Fit Bitch

Boot Camp Addict

I saw this article the other day and had a good chuckle.  Because basically it’s true. And if you have ever participated in one (or many) of my classes, you’ll see the humor – and reality – in it.

(I don’t know how to reblog from the site so here’s the link🙂

Boot Camp Addict

10 things you only understand if you do boot camp

~Fit Bitch

Don’t be THAT Person!

My title should really be “Don’t be a Dick!!” but I thought it might be a little inappropriate for a headline.

I’ve been teaching my boot camps for almost a year now and, I’ll be honest, I have had such incredible luck having such sprite, positive, wonderful participants in all of my sessions.

…Except for that one person.

You know who I’m talking about, that person who doesn’t really seem like she wants to be there, who stands – purposefully – away from the other participant, who just brings so much negativity to the class.

I’ve had one of those.  Just one, thankfully, but one is enough.

Starting off, she is an acquaintance.  She’d heard about my classes through someone else and contacted me to register.  She turned down my offer to send her registration forms (medical background info, waiver, etc.) as she said she didn’t have access to a printer.  I told her to arrive to the class a few minutes early and to bring a yoga mat or a thick towel (so she won’t have to work off the dirty floor).  The first night of the new session she arrived to the class late and when I gave her the forms she said she didn’t have her glasses and would have to take them home with her to complete.  Uh…yeah, that’s really not how this works, lady.

Because we were about to get started I had a quick private conversation with her asking if there are any health issues I need to know about (heart, lungs, joint, etc.) or if she had any limitations with her exercising.  All answers were no.

She also didn’t bring a yoga mat or a thick towel.

Part way through the class I announced that we would be doing squats next.  “Uh, no we won’t!” She said.  I looked at her and said “What?”  She replied “I am not doing squats!  I have bad knees!”

Ohhh…okay, so when I asked you if you had any joint or health problems or any limitations with your exercising you thought I was joking?  (This is the part where I want to call her an asshole!)

I’m sure you can imagine how the rest of that class went.

via Yahoo

via Yahoo

The next class, when I arrived at the venue she was outside waiting.  I said hello to her and she ignored me.  When we got inside she shoved her partially-completed forms at me without saying a word.  While everyone else was arriving I went over to speak with her in private, asking her how she felt after the last class (I had also emailed her a day or two after the first class).  “Fine.” was her reply and she turned her head away from me.  I said or asked something about her knees and she looked at me and announced “I know what to do!!”

She also (still) did not bring a yoga mat or a thick towel.

That’s when I sort of lost it.  In a calm-yet-nearly-condescending tone I shot back to her: “I understand that you say you know what to do but as your trainer AND as a fitness professional I need to be aware of your issues and limitations so that I can work with you and so that I am not responsible for your injuries!

I am usually quite tame.  My classes are meant to be fun but this person is so damn negative I want to throat punch her. In all honesty, I really wouldn’t have hurt feelings if she decided not to continue with my classes.

So, for all of you fitness (or any type of) class participants, please don’t be that person.  Go to your class, participate, mingle, have fun, and don’t act like you know it all when someone else is (technically) responsible for you for that time.  Just have fun.  And if you’re determined to be a downer, do everyone else a favor and maybe just stay home.

🙂 🙂

~Fit Bitch

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