Selectig a Fitness Boot Camp in Broomfield & Westminster – Part 2

April 1st, 2010

Last time we discussed the importance of having a well educated and certified Fitness Boot Camp instructor, as well as a professional facility.

Today we are going to venture even further into selecting the best Fitness Boot Camp in Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Erie, or Denver Colorado.

Below are some other tips that you should for when choosing boot camp program.

Do They Offer Various Exercise Equipment?

Now this is probably just as important as the actual Boot Camp Instructor’s credentials.

What type of equipment do they use? Is it enough to make the exercises different during each session? Is the exercise equipment well maintained and free of damage where you could get injured?

A good, organized, and challenging boot camp will offer several types of training equipment for various exercises, allowing you to learn new training methods and making every session different.  Let’s face it.  Variety is the spice of life.  Fitness is no different.

At the Broomfield and Westminster Boot Camp, participants will train with the following tools.

  • body weight exercises
  • resistant bands
  • medicine balls
  • kettlebells
  • sandbags
  • just to name a few of their exercise equipment.

Why so many options?  Muscle confusion.  If you confuse the muscles by using so many different tools, but doing the same “type” of exercise, than you begin to build lean muscle faster because the muscles are not having the opportunity to adapt to an exercise.

Typically, your body will reach a point where it plateaus and no longer develops because it has adapted.

Is Cardio Training Apart of Their Sessions?

First of all, let’s clear something up.

Cardio does NOT help you lose weight.

Cardio simply builds a healthier heart by getting oxygen into the biggest muscles in your body, the legs (quads, hamstrings, and cavs).  Oxygen is needed in order to live.  If your muscles do not get enough oxygen through exercise (the heart pumps it for you) than you can almost guarantee yourself a shorter and unhealthy life.

In order to get oxygen into your legs, you need to jog / run.  Walking is good too, but remember, we are in a fitness boot camp, not walking the dog!

Our Fitness Boot Camps builds in a 15-20 minute window for cardio.  However, we do cardio VERY different.  We implement Interval Training, which is considered the best type of training for professional athletes in practically ANY sport.

Interval Training is basically short, bursts of exercises, for a short period of time, with a high recovery period.

Why is Interval Training so important?

After the training session, you will continue to burn calories 24-36 hours AFTER your workout.  You don’t get that during a normal 2 mile run.  Unless you incorporate interval training.

Now, we also offer other types of cardio training, such as kickboxing, but that is only because we are also a professional martial arts school.  Other boot camps don’t offer that.

Do They Offer A Nutrition Guide?

Most trainers do not understand this, unless they were a certified fitness and personal trainer.

Nutrition is the key to weight loss.  Exercise simply helps keep the weight off during and after you reach your fitness goals.

If a Fitness Boot Camp offers the nutrition portion of their training at an additional cost, move on.  They should understand that nutrition is actually MORE important to their client at the beginning than anything else.

The Broomfield and Westminster Boot Camp requires their boot campers to participate in the nutrition portion of the boot camp sessions because they are trying to teach healthy eating habits, and how watching what you put into your temple (your body) will directly effect the results you will plan on achieving.

And, they do not charge extra for it.  It’s part of your membership.

If a trainer does not put you on a nutrition plan, not only do they not care about your goals, but they are not very sure how to help you meet your fitness and weight loss goals.

Our unique and powerful nutrition plan is extremely simple to follow, yet it delivers the results we all desire.  All it takes some dedication, perseverance, determination, and a trainer that wants to help you succeed.

Now that you know what you should look for in a Fitness Boot Camp, call The Dojo of Karate and Fitness.  They are a professional martial arts and fitness school that specializes in helping people achieve their goals.  They offer the best fitness program in Broomfield, Westminster, and Thornton Colorado called Fighting Fit2 Boot Camp Fitness Program.

If you have the goal to lose weight, build lean muscles, zap the fat, burn calories, develop a healthier lifestyle, and have more energy throughout your day, than call us at: 303.920.4500 or visit: http://www.BroomfieldBootCamp.com or http://www.WestminsterBootCamp.com.

A representative will be happy to assist you.

Westminster Health & Fitness Boot Camp Launches New Time Slot

March 30th, 2010

After high demands of incorporating an evening Fitness Boot Camp, The Dojo of Karate and Fitness will launch a new time slot starting in April 2010.

Fitness Boot Camp Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer, Javier Lozano, Jr. is the owner and Chief Instructor of The Dojo of Karate and Fitness. A premier martial arts and fitness school serving residents in the Westminster, Broomfield, and Thornton area.

“Many of the parents at our school have been requesting an evening Fitness Boot Camp, and we were just having trouble fitting it into the schedule” says Javier. “But we made a few adjustments, and were able to find a time slot.”

The new time slot will start on April 13th from 8:00pm to 8:45pm, and take place every Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 4 week session.

Their fitness program is called the Fighting Fit2 Boot Camp Fitness Program (TM), and it has been taking the country by storm.

Founder and National Director, Michael D. Massie is the creator of the F2 Fitness Boot Camp, and has been in the martial arts and fitness industry for over 25 years. He designed this boot camp with the mind-set of getting the best results in a short period of time.

What makes Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) so different from the others across the Denver Metro area?

Where do we start!

For starters, the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) is taught by Javier Lozano, Jr., a former World Champion fighter and Certified Personal Trainer under AFAA. He has a solid understanding of how the muscles work, and what types of exercises will deliver results to help build lean and toned muscles. He has also trained in the martial arts for 20 years and continues to train regularly.

Under his watchful supervision, he coaches and encourages you from the beginning to the end, and takes a passion in helping you meet your fitness goals. Javier also uses an accountability system in all of his boot camps and demands only the best effort from everyone. But still encourages people to have fun.

The next thing that sets the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) a notch ahead from other boot camps is their actual program.

They constantly use muscle confusion during every session. Meaning, their exercises are never the same, therefore the body can not adapt and plateau.

“Every time you come to class, we have a new workout” says Javier. “Even though it may be working the same muscle groups, the actual workout is different, and it can get other smaller muscle groups involved. Let’s face it, variety is the spice of life, and exercising is no different.”

Javier has incorporated exercises that use body-weight resistant, medicine balls, resistant bands, kettlebells, and sandbags, just to name a few.

By using all of these training tools, equipment, and more, boot campers never know what the next exercise will be.

They also use interval training during the cardio portion of their workouts. Basically, this involves you performing short bursts of exercises for a short period of time.

The beauty of interval training is that you will continue to burn calories 24-36 hours AFTER your workout.

However, probably the biggest difference that sets the Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp Program apart from the pack is their unique and powerful nutrition guide.

“Our motto is, ‘you can not out train a bad diet.’ I make sure to tell everyone that joins our boot camp to follow the guide because they will see results within 4 weeks. If they do not follow our nutrition plan, they will not see the results that others have experienced” says Javier.

The best part, they do not charge extra for the nutrition plan. This is apart of your membership when training in the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM)

Are you curious to see how great the Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) really is?

Javier allows everyone to try 1 free class before enrolling in a 4 week session. However, he highly recommends you signup for 3 sessions, or 12 weeks in order to get the results you desire.

To learn more about the F2 Fitness Boot Camp call The Dojo of Karate and Fitness at: 303.920.4500 or visit them at: http://www.BroomfieldBootCamp.com.

Selecting a Fitness Boot Camp in Broomfield & Westminster – Part 1

March 30th, 2010

Fitness Boot Camps have been the latest craze in the fitness industry over the past couple of years, and has been steamrolling with even more momentum recently.

People are always talking about the latest exercises, workouts, and how many boot camp sessions they’ve completed, as though they have done multiple tours through a war zone.

So why is everyone jumping on this new fitness fad bandwagon?

Well, probably one of the most obvious reasons is wanting to be accepted.  Most people join a new, trendy, activity that others are doing because they don’t want to be left behind.

In the 70s and 80s it was aerobic classes.  The 90s brought TaeBo.  And now, it’s muscle confusion and boot camp training

But, probably one of the main reasons is you here and see the results from participants joining these fitness boot camps.

Let’s face it, why would you join a fitness program if you were not hearing and seeing the results of inches lost, fat burned, and energy gained…

Now that we know you plan on joining a fitness boot camp, your next question should be, “which boot camp should I join?”

This is like trying to find a sedan with all your options, when there are 5 other companies that provide the same service.

There are plenty of exercise and weight lose type boot camps on the market that claims to give you results.  Some are great, while others simply fall short of the hype.

So, here’s what to look for when you are selecting a fitness boot camp in your area.

Are They A Certified Boot Camp Instructor?

Is the Boot Camp Instructor a certified group instructor?  Are they a Certified Personal Trainer with an accredited organization that is well respected?  Do they actually fit the mold of a boot camp instructor, or is this simply their “extra cash” job? All of this matters because if you find a boot camp instructor that is not certified, doesn’t take fitness seriously to the point they do not lead by example, and are not dedicated to helping you meet your fitness goals, what’s the point of training at their facility.

The Broomfield and Westminster Boot Camp is a professional Martial Arts and Fitness school that takes health and exercise seriously, yet knows how to make sure training is fun.  Their Boot Camp Instructor, Javier Lozano Jr has been in the Martial Arts and Fitness industry for 20 years and he is a certified Boot Camp Instructor with MASAI and a Certified Personal Trainer with AFAA.  Javier has trained at a professional level, and understands the dedication, health, and training needed to achieve personal goals.

Is Their Training Facility Professional?

Some boot camps are taught outdoors, while others are strictly indoors.  A boot camp should have the option of being indoors and outdoors, depending on the whether.  In Broomfield, Colorado, the whether can change in 10 minutes… so having both options is ideal.  Plus, training outdoors is just a nice change of scenery.

You also want to make sure the facility is safe, clean, and welcoming.  Do they offer mirrors to help you check on your posture and technique, which is crucial when you are a novice.

The Broomfield and Westminster Boot Camp has a state-of-the-art training facility, that provides matted floors, 40 feet worth of mirrors, heated and cooled room, and located in a safe neighborhood next to a Safeway Shopping Center.

Next time we’ll talk about two other important features to look for when selecting a Fitness Boot Camp in Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Erie, Thornton, or Denver Colorado.

Until Next Time!

Javier Lozano
Fitness Instructor
CPT – AFAA

Fitness Goals – Is Your Goal Timely?

March 22nd, 2010

Having a Timely goal is probably one of the most important parts about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals for fitness and exercise.

We all want to lose weight, get in shape, feel better, look great in a bikini, etc.

But when?!?!

Putting an endpoint on your goal gives you a clear target.

When making Timely goals, some examples can be specific dates: “I want to lose 10 pounds by June 1st, right before Summer kicks-off.”

From there you than start working towards your goal, making sure each week you are taking the appropriate steps towards meeting it.

Another example can be “I’m going to join a Fitness Boot Camp before the end of February” would be another Timely goal.  Because, remember, joining our Boot Camp not only will help you meet your fitness goals, but you will be held accountable too.

Once you’ve created a Timely goal, you are now done with your S.M.A.R.T. Goals.

To recap…

S – Specific

M – Measurable

A – Attainable

R – Realistic

T – Timely

And there you have it… S.M.A.R.T. goals you can use to help you achieve a better, healthier, more fit, lifestyle.

What are you waiting for!?!?!

If you’re curious about our Fitness Boot Camps, we let everyone try one free class to see what they thing.  We can almost guarantee that you’ll be hooked!

Also, The Dojo of Karate services residents in the Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Erie, and Denver area.

Call 303.920.4500 or email us at: [email protected] to learn more and reserve your spot.

Until Next Time!

Javier

Fitness Goals – Are You Being Realistic About Your Goals?

March 15th, 2010

Personally, I would love to be a professional snowboarder that traveled all over the world riding some of the biggest mountains, best snow, and get all the free swag that comes with it…

But… unfortunately that isn’t Realistic.

To set a Realistic goal it must represent an objective towards which you are both willing and capable of achieving.

Now, we’re not talking about EASY, rather do-able.

To achieve a Realistic goal, it must be challenging, however, you should be able to accomplish it.

An example of a Realistic Fitness Goal would be losing 1 pound per week, until you reach your ultimate goal of 50 pounds.

If you calculate that correctly, you should be able to Realistically surpass this goal in about 1 year.

When you are setting these Realistic goal, again, create a plan on how you’re going to do it.  This will give you an idea on how realistic it can actually be.

For instance, going back to fitness, your goal can be to join a Fitness Boot Camp for 2 days per week, and workout at the gym, or at home 3 days a week.

In addition, you would need to accompany the fitness portion of your training with a good, healthy, and balanced diet in order to lose 1 pound per week.

Remember, if the goal is just too difficult, because you may get overly ambitious, re-evaluate your goals… and than get back on track.  Don’t give up so easily.  Goals are meant to push you, but not set you back.

If you would like to join Colorado’s BEST Fitness Boot Camp call 303.920.4500 or email us at: [email protected].

Our Boot Camps service residents in the Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Erie, and Denver area.  And, our program is designed to give you results!  You’ll have fun, get a GREAT workout, and feel better about yourself.

Until Next Time!

Javier