2011 was supposed to be my year of cross training and trying new activities. I have been terrible about both and ended up injured. Last month, there was a LivingSocial deal for a month of unlimited Sergeant’s Program boot camp for $25, which normally costs $199. There just so happens to be a class that I can actually see from my apartment (if I happened to be awake at 6 am which is usually not the case) so it was an easy choice to snag this deal.
Here’s how the program works:
Five days a week, you will sweat through a no holds barred workout that will challenge you to be all that you used to be… Whether you run 60 miles a week or gasp for breath walking up a flight of stairs, your Sarge will challenge you. Be prepared to improve each month through a combination of cardio, core, flexibility, stabilization and resistance training.
Cardio: Monday through Friday each session begins with a few warm-up laps, a Good Morning stretch and then an exhilarating mix of running drills and calisthenics. If you stink at jogging, your Sergeant will coach you until you get it right.
Resistance Training: Each week, the program concentrates on one area of the body for four focused days of training. It is great for turning that big butt into buns of steel.
Weekly Format: Mondays and Fridays are lower body strength, cardio, core, abs, flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays are upper body strength, cardio, core, abs, flexibility and balance. Wednesdays is solely focused on cardio
Bring to class • 16 ounce bottle of water • Rubber mat or towel • Pair of dumbbells
Realistically, there’s no way I’m going to be able to go to this 5 days a week. I’d like this to be a nice supplement to running and I’ll probably be too tired to run if I was doing this every day. I’m starting this next week with my friend Suze & we will be trying out the upper body workouts on Tuesday/Thursday. If they go well, maybe I’ll try Friday’s lower body work out. If I’m totally wiped out, I’ll try a different combination of days the next week. Or maybe I’ll totally surprise myself and find that I can do this several days a week. Either way, I’m really excited to try something new.
Are you changing up your workout plans in March? Do you have any workout programs that you were surprised to enjoy?