Join us for a chance to beat the doldrums, freeze out the blues and pump up the heat!
You can’t just run, run, run all the time, without any other fitness activity. Sure running gets your cardio up and your legs fit, but what about the rest of your body? Sometimes you have to work on the other parts too. I mean really work on them. I believe in overall body fitness and you can’t get that from just running.
To be a better runner you not only need to have good endurance and strong legs but you should also have a strong core, powerful arms, and good body alignment, to name a few other areas. So how do you get those? Well, there are lots of ways… go to the gym and use some of the machines there; buy yourself a set of dumbbells and maybe a skipping rope and follow a program from home; or perhaps, may I suggest, attend a boot camp. If you live in or near Nanaimo, I have just the one for you!
I believe in overall body fitness and you can’t get that from just running.
I was recently asked to lead a boot camp at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo through their Campus Rec program. I have lead boot camps before and have recently completed a Boot Camp and Outdoor Fitness course, so I am ready for this! The coordinator suggested a name for my session: Bootcamp Storm I liked it, so I wrote up a description to match:
Let’s storm the outdoors! We will try to be outside as much as possible, so dress for the weather! We will be thundering up stairs; breezing around the track; doing lightning rounds of muscle tingling exercises to make you feel alive and fit and above all, having a gale old time. Join us for a chance to beat the doldrums, freeze out the blues and pump up the heat!
Doesn’t that make you want you to sign-up and notch up your fitness level? Make it a New Year’s resolution! Good for non-runners too!
Here are the details:
Class time: Monday and Wednesday, 12 noon-1pm (not Tues/Thurs like in the Guide)
First class: Monday, January 23, 2017
Registration: Opens Tuesday, January 3 at 8am
Fitness Class Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 19
Fitness Classes Length: January 23-March 29, 2017 (9 weeks)
No Classes: Feb. 13 (Family Day), 20-24 (Reading Break)
Make it a New Year’s resolution! Good for non-runners too!
Who can register? VIU students, staff AND community members! So what is your excuse, especially if you live in the Nanaimo area?! Spread the word and I hope to see you there! Register here.