Do You Have Questions About doing a Bootcamp class?
- What kind of bootcamp is it?
- How qualified are the coaches?
- Will it be safe, and modified to my needs?
Well, here are answers to all of these questions and more!
At FRESH!, we call it “Better Than Bootcamp” because bootcamp means many things to many different people. (everything from a Curves circuit, to a military style ass-kicking in the wilderness). For us, it’s about helping you reach your fitness and body composition goals in the most effective, safest, and FUN way possible!
We have top notch qualified and experienced coaches teaching each session. Our Better Than Bootcamp sessions are a fitness program that includes top notch fitness instruction, nutritional coaching and motivational training all designed to get you in the best shape of your life in the shortest, safest possible time regardless of your current fitness level.
This fantastic program is taught by the expert Calgary Personal Trainers at FRESH! Fitness. Our Bootcamp classes encompass several styles of training from TRX to Boxing, because of the variety you and your muscles wont settle into the same old routine! This ensures you will see results and you will feel the difference much more quickly than you would doing the same class day in and day out. To see a list of all small group training sessions available please look at our schedule.
Typical Bootcamp classes will have you going through the same style of body movement exercises day in and day out. This eventually results in a plateau, and boredom. We provide great variety in your workouts so you stay interested and your muscles keep responding!
No client will be left behind or asked to complete more than they are capable of doing safely. Weather you have five or fifty pounds to lose, or just those stubborn ten, you’ll find that FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is just the program for you! Women and men of all ages, abilities and fitness levels regularly attend this amazing program and achieve incredible results
I know you’ll agree that some exercise is better than no exercise. So if you can’t make it five days a week, at least do your best to attend three days a week. We have seen participants achieve significant results while attending three days a week.
Professionally speaking…after working with over 10,000 clients in the past 20 years we have found that “I don’t have time” really means “I’d like to procrastinate a little longer and am just making excuses.” The truth of the matter is that you can make time if you really want to change the way you look and feel. Ask yourself this: Am I finally ready to get great results…and keep them?
Nothing. We’ll provide all the equipment, motivation, and accountability you’ll need. Just bring a water bottle (you can even pick one up from us) and a sense of adventure! Oh, and make sure NOT to come on an empty stomach. We don’t want you to get light headed during our fun and energizing workouts! Your included nutritional plan will explain these details.
You can expect to drop inches and pounds while becoming more fit and toned.If your goal is body fat loss and toning, on average you’ll drop 3-6 pounds, 1-2 dress sizes, and 2-5% body fat every 30 days. The program includes exercises designed to firm your butt and thighs, flatten your stomach, reduce body fat and “bloat” and increase confidence.If you are looking to increase your fitness, muscle tone, strength, and overall fitness level, FRESH! Bootcamp will definitely challenge you! There are no limits to the results you achieve when you attend camp consistently! FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is a fitness program designed to get you in the best shape of your life in a fun and motivating atmosphere. Unlike a traditional health club you won’t encounter intimidation, overcrowding, and broken down or useless equipment.You see, unlike most health clubs, we actually WANT you to ATTEND! They are just happy to take your membership fee and hope you don’t show up. That’s why they can offer low rates because they would rather sell thousands of memberships to people who aren’t motivated and only attend for a month every January!
And best of all we are the ONLY fitness and weight loss program in Calgary to offer a “see results or get your money back” guarantee! Lean more about our amazing guarantee here!
The “Better Than Bootcamp” program runs 6 days per week (Monday – Saturday) at convenient times each day, and since they are held both in-doors and outdoors (mostly indoors, except in really nice weather), the weather is never an issue. You can be outside to enjoy the weather when it is nice, and inside when it isn’t. We suggest that you attend four or five days a week, but you can still achieve incredible results if you attend at least three days per week.
No. The fact of the matter is that you need and want to exercise consistently, right? We’ve found that the second best motivator is knowing that you are consistently paying for your boot camp. The best motivator is knowing that you’re going to have a ton of fun once you get to camp and meet your new friends for another life changing workout! .
If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment just call 403-217-2730 or just contact us here.
Most people feel some soreness for the first week. After that point, it is little to moderate. Muscle stiffness is a part of the “getting fit” process that lets you know you are improving! After the first two weeks your body will adjust and you’ll find that you are not as stiff after workouts.However, if you are NEVER stiff after a session, it means you aren’t challenging yourself and will miss out on some great results. Our goal at FRESH! is to ensure you are continually challenged, improving, and getting the results you want!
Yes, we offer a full 30 day unconditional money back guarantee. Try FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” for 30 days, and if you aren’t happy with the results that you’re getting – just let us know and we’ll give you a full refund!
In one word ? FUN! However, since each workout program is intentionally different to alleviate boredom and to give you maximum results in minimum time its difficult to describe a “typical day.” You can expect some light running intervals (no long distances), resistance training, obstacle courses, core, body weight, and team training.We throw the “kitchen sink” at you in terms of exercise variety so that your body is always adapting, you are learning new things, you never get bored, and you have fun while burning a ton of fat and meeting new people. It’s always an adventure!
Performance improvement can take place in as little as a couple of days. You will be amazed that what you thought was “impossible” on day 1 will be easy by your second or third session!”Visual Improvement” can take from two to four weeks depending on your effort level. It’s becoming common to see a camper go down 1-2 dresses sizes within the first 30 days.
FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is an ongoing program. After all it’s a lifestyle change. You are welcome to join for a little as one month or stay on board for the long haul like 90% of our members. Remember that stopping and going back to your old habits will just bring the results you weren’t happy with in the first place. Consistency over time is where the greatest results are accomplished!
They are people just like you. Whether you have a few vanity pounds to lose or 50 plus pounds you’ll find FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” the perfect program to help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goal! People in FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” are from all ages, abilities, and experience levels, but the common thread is that they ALL made a decision to open their minds to a new way of thinking, acting, and living their life. They have placed their trust the Team at FRESH! to help them be successful in this lifestyle change…and to make sure they are fit, healthy, and in the best shape of their lives!
You can always call us at 403-217-2730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be more than happy to answer any additional questions that you may have. You can also view the questions below for a more detailed FAQ directory.
Common Questions BEFORE Registering?
What is FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp”?
FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is a fitness and health improvement program specifically designed to help you Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Reduce your Body Fat, and get the results you want! Each month you will receive a wealth of fitness instruction, nutritional coaching, and motivational training provided by Certified Personal Trainers. We have one hour sessions almost every day of the week with over 18 times to choose from.
While Bootcamp can mean many things to many people, at FRESH! we define it as…”an outstanding full-body and constantly changing fitness program that combines every important element of overall fitness into a FUN and exciting environment where you are being continually being challenged to improve your own individual levels of physical performance.”
What sets us apart from the competition?
Essentially, we are able to give you twice the results in half the time…and we will even guarantee it!
Now who could argue with that?
At FRESH! we do things differently and the results speak for themselves
There are many bootcamp options available, but only “Better Than Bootcamp” by FRESH! can offer these great benefits:
- A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE!
- If after 30 days using our program, you aren’t completely satisfied, you can get a full refund without any hassles.
- Access to some of the top Personal Trainers and Instructors in Canada
- A truly unique exercise experience that combines EVERY component of fitness required to help you reach your goals.
- A customer recognition program which rewards hard work, results and repeat registrations!
- The proven resources and support of Calgary’s best training company are behind you 110%!
- No more worrying about when the next camp starts. You can start any time!
Who is it for?
FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is perfect for people of all ages and ability levels who are beyond wishing and are actually COMMITTED TO GETTING RESULTS. You will love FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” if you are looking for something FUN, exciting and unlike anything you would find in a typical gym setting. If you are ready to challenge yourself and reach the next level of fitness and weight loss, FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is the perfect solution to get you there.
Who should not sign up?
FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is NOT for people who:
- Would rather make excuses for why they “can’t” lose weight or get in shape.
- Want to keep doing the “same old thing” and see if they get different results.
- Avoid doing things that are fun, exciting, and challenging.
- Are NOT committed to getting results.
How hard will it be?
Let’s face it. Regardless of what you’ve heard in the popular media, results do not come without putting in some hard work. With that being said, FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” will be tailored to your own individual personality and fitness level. We expect YOU to work as hard as possible, but it’s not about comparing to others. We promote a strong team environment of support and encouragement, but everybody will be challenged to his/her own personal level. As with most things in life, you will get out of it what you put in!
What can I expect to get out of it?
FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” will undoubtedly get you in the best shape of your life! In even a single month, you will have a firmer butt and thighs, flatter/tighter stomach, increased strength and endurance, greater confidence and be screaming fit! In fact, it’s common to see clients lose two or more pounds per week by following our program! You will begin seeing results immediately with increased energy, better moods, greater confidence and performance improvements. Other results will build as the camp progresses.
Here are a few other items we’ve included to maximize your results!
- Body fat analysis to help you see progress
- Weekly success, nutrition, and weight loss coaching
- Personal Bootcamp Resource Manual
- Personalized coaching options (optional add-on at discounted rate)
What times do you offer FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp”?
Camps take place morning, over lunch and after work. Sessions are between 50 minutes to one hour (depending on the time slot). Sessions will start EXACTLY at the posted time. Stragglers will miss valuable information and calories burned! So, get there on time! Your registration is good for an entire calendar month. The great thing is you can start any time and continue for as long as you want!.
Why should I sign up?
This is up to you! Everybody has a different reason for joining. Here are a few common reasons you may want to think about:
- Lose weight, increase strength, build endurance and better muscle tone
- Boost your Metabolism
- Increase your Motivation and Accountability
- Have FUN and learn to enjoy exercise
- Make a dramatic improvement in your physical and mental well-being
- Meet great people who share your passion for building a healthy body and mind
- By joining our morning group…You will be finished with your training before the rest of the world has even started!
If any of these benefits are true for you, FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!
What if I’m not very physically fit?
That’s okay! The purpose of FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is to get you in shape. We have experience working with a variety of clients, from ultra-marathon runners to people just wanting to get back into shape. All of our workouts can be tailored to any fitness level and accommodate any injury. This way you get the best, most effective, and safest workout for your body.
What if I’m the slowest/clumsiest person?
FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is designed to get you trained for the sport of life. This means improving your coordination, balance, and core strength. If you’re not as coordinated as you’d like to be, FRESH! will help you get there. Plus, our bootcamp classes have a great, fun and positive atmosphere. You won’t be the only one sweating and making funny faces.
I’m not a runner, do we have to run in class?
Occasionally, we will do a short running interval, but it is rarely longer than a couple minutes. You aren’t going to be running long distances. That isn’t why you hired us and you will get way better results by doing things like shoulder presses, box jumps, stair climbs, Turkish get-ups, planks, squats, and metabolic conditioning circuits. If you aren’t able to run or jog due to injury, your trainer can always find a suitable alternative exercise for you to do that still produces great results!
What if I’m already in good shape?
That’s great to hear! However, the only way to stay in good shape is to keep challenging your level of fitness and movement skills. The trainers at FRESH! are experts at challenging ANY level of fitness. We structure our workout formats to make modifications easy to do. We can make any exercise more challenging or easier at any time. That means no matter what level you are at, you will keep improving! The best part is because we keep throwing new challenges at you, the workouts never get boring!
What if I have an injury?
Please tell your personal trainer about any injuries or other health concerns BEFORE starting FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp”. We have had experience working with a variety of injuries and are experts at modifying any exercise. However, the nature of your individual injury situation will determine the best way for us to work together. The primary goal of FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is for our clients to get effective workouts without causing or aggravating injuries. Just contact us with details and we will find the best solution to help you reach your goals while monitoring your injury status.
What types of exercises will be done?
Here are a FEW examples…Planks, shoulder presses, sand bag carries, rowing intervals, skipping, TRX Suspension Training exercises, box jumps, squats, towel pull ups, bear walks, boxing, burpees, Russian twists, and MUCH more.
The great thing about FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is that each day is different, so you never get bored. By using a variety of simple equipment such as kettle bells, resistance straps, we have the maximum number of possibilities for our workouts
FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” sounds great, but I’m still nervous!
A great way to conquer your fears is to face them head on! Give us a call at 403-217-2730 and we’d be more than happy to help any way we can.
Can I drop in on a class to try it?
At FRESH!, each class is different so a single class won’t be representative of every single class. We encourage you to book a complimentary consultation where we can answer any questions you might have!
A program has already begun, can I join in?
Of course! FRESH! Bootcamp runs all year long and you can start any time! We recognize that life doesn’t happen in 4 or 6 week blocks. You never have to wait for the next session in order to start working towards your goals. Besides, once you start seeing amazing results, why would you want to stop and wait for another session to start?
It seems silly to us too! Today is always a great time to start FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp”.
Will you offer supplemental workouts?
Absolutely! The 3-5 sessions per week that you are with us are very important, but the MOST important part is the time you aren’t with us. That’s why we provide “at-home” and “off-day” workouts, nutritional guidelines, motivation, organizational and time management strategies, and MUCH more to help you be successful in your journey to results!
Let’s face it, we all know that regular exercise and healthy eating is essential to success, yet we often fail to do it! FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is more than just a butt-kicking workout. We are part of your New Successful Lifestyle Plan and are committed to helping you reach your goals no matter what it takes!
What is the cost (investment in myself)
At FRESH!, we have a variety of pricing options to suit virtually any budget. The rate depends mostly on how often you come. We are happy to meet with you to discuss the details. The ideal program is different for everyone, but here are a things to consider
- FRESH! is hands-down the best value in the city. Our rates are comparable to other bootcamps, but we provide a MUCH higher standard of service, instruction, programming, and supplementary resources.
- We are NOT a gym, we are a PRIVATE Training Facility hired by people like YOU to get them the results they’ve been struggling to get on their own.
- We are NOT a typical Bootcamp. Our Group Personal Training is a completely different experience than your average Bootcamp.
- You will receive a highly individualized level of professional instruction
- Our trainers are post-secondary educated, experienced, and must pass strict standards for competency and service through our detailed Internship program prior to working with clients.
- Compare this to the fact that most Bootcamp instructors have only a weekend course and no formal education in Anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, or any of the essential science behind fitness training
- Would you trust your body to a doctor who only took 16 hours of education?
How do I pay?
FRESH! accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Direct Debit! All of your purchases can be set up and tracked through your account in our online scheduling software. To login or to set up your account just click here.
Is there a refund policy?
We only deserve to be paid if you are happy with our service and your results. If you aren’t happy, we will discuss the reasons why and work together to overcome any challenges. If you still feel FRESH! isn’t the right place for you, we are happy to refund your investment.
FRESH! is the only company in Calgary with a 60 day No Hassle Money Back Guarantee on your results! If you are truly following our guidelines and coming at least 3 days per week and STILL not getting results, then we will be happy to refund your money.
Do I get a discount for signing up again?
Yes and No. You see, at FRESH!, we believe that optimal health and fitness is a lifelong journey and that 1 or 2 months will only help you START that journey. We don’t hold people to contracts. You can come month to month if you want, but our memberships are meant to be continuous. Because we don’t stop and start the programs, there are no discounts for stopping and then starting again.
However, we have some invite only programs which are based on a longer term commitment. For these programs, there is a great discount off the typical monthly rate. If this is something that interests you, please set up a FREE consultation to speak with a FRESH! representative. We will discuss your current situation and goals to determine if you are a good fit for this type of program.
Can I book custom or private programs?
Yes! If you would like to book private or custom programs, please contact FRESH! Fitness at 403-217-2730. Here are a few of the options
- One-on-one sessions with a personal trainer
- Small Group Training (2-6 people)
- Corporate Groups
- Wedding Party Programs
- Pre/Post Natal Groups
Common Questions AFTER Registering?
Where do we meet?
Most of FRESH! Bootcamps are held at our downtown studio location at 734 7th Ave SW, T2P 3P8 on the 18th floor of the Life Plaza building. In the summer some our classes meet at Princess Island Park. The location of all classes is posted in your Online Scheduling Account. You will see this when you register for a class in the system.
What if the weather is bad?
During winter, all classes are held in doors. During spring, summer, and part of fall, some classes are held at various outdoor locations. If it’s raining, snowing, or otherwise yucky weather, check the location at least one hour before class starts. We will make sure to let you know of any location change ahead of time.
There’s no need to worry if you don’t like exercising outside, we always have some indoor classes all year round.
What if I can’t make it one day?
We strongly encourage our clients to come in at least 3 times a week to get the results they want. FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” is offered at 15 different time slots during the week. If you can’t make one class, there are 14 different opportunities for you to make it in.
What about holidays?
FRESH! Fitness is closed all statutory holidays. We will always let our clients know ahead of time when we will be closed.
Is there a place to leave my bags while we work out?
You betcha! FRESH! Fitness has separate change rooms for both men and women. The spacious and clean facilities have washrooms, a private work out area, showers, and day lockers. If you wish to use the lockers, please bring your own locks. Also, please remember to collect your belongings after your workout.
If you are used to typical “outdoor” bootcamps where you have to carry your weights and bring your own equipment to some random park, having top quality change rooms, showers, and amenities will be a great bonus!
What should I wear to class?
Comfortable clothing you can move and sweat in. It doesn’t have to be name-brand athletic wear, but keep in mind you will be sweating, so wearing your best Armani suit is not recommended. Most clients wear shorts or workout pants, and a t-shirt. We strongly recommend that our female clients wear a comfortable sports bra during the workouts and that our male clients wear shorts or pants with proper support.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
Comfortable, supportive, non-marking, clean athletic shoes are best. Ideally cross trainers or court shoes because they have better lateral support. Running shoes are OK, but with any lateral movement they have poor stability and make it easier to roll an ankle.
You should be in a newer pair of athletic shoes that are made specifically for your feet and the way you walk/run. It all starts from the ground up, so being in the appropriate pair of shoes will help protect your knees, shins, and back from injury. Go to a knowledgeable shoe store where they observe your stride and foot type before fitting you in a pair of shoes.
We will be doing things like strength training, running (not far), jumping, agility intervals, climbing stairs, boxing and much more! You want shoes in which you are comfortable doing these movements. If your workout shoes have been in the family for generations (or more than a year old) then it might be time to consider retiring them. You don’t need to buy state of the art sneakers with GPS and heart rate monitors, but something that won’t fall apart after 1 flight of stairs is recommended.
Also, because most classes are indoors, please don’t bring shoes covered in mud from your last hiking adventure!
I’m sore is this normal?
Your muscles don’t care whether you’ve run marathons, climbed mountains, or haven’t worked out in 6 months, FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” workouts are a shock to the system. The first week you will be sore, no way around it!
After week one, you will begin to feel stronger as your body acclimates to the workouts. Soreness will come much less frequently after week one, but don’t be fooled; if you continue to give your 100% every day the results will come!
How much water should I be drinking?
You’d be surprised how easy it is to dehydrate. Sweating during sleep (especially during the humid months), drinking caffeinated liquids such as coffee, alcohol, etc., and exercising are just some of the ways in which you lower the body’s level of hydration. Make sure you’re drinking at LEAST a ½ oz. of water PER POUND of body weight throughout the day. Then drink additional water during exercise.
Aim to drink 1cup (8 oz) 15 minutes before class, approx. 1 liter (32oz) of water during class, and 1cup (8 oz) 15 minutes after class. Sports drinks with electrolytes are generally not needed as they are loaded with chemicals and sugar (ask our trainers how you can make your own healthy, natural energy drink).
If you’re unsure about your level of hydration, check your urine – the darker it is, the more dehydrated you are. A good rule of thumb is “keep drinking until you pee clear!”
What should I be eating?
OK, here’s a little more detail on that! It all depends on your goals (and your metabolic type) but across the board, all FRESH! “Better Than Bootcamp” participants need to fuel their bodies with energy to have successful workouts. To find out your metabolic type, download our simple questionnaire. If you need more clarification on how to Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type, book a short session with one of our trainers!
If you’re working out early in the morning it’s critical to eat breakfast. Even something small will help. If you are still getting used to breakfast and have trouble taking in enough food in the morning, bring a snack with you for during and after camp (speak with our trainers about the best food options for YOUR metabolic type).
Foods such as whole grains are good sources of energy-rich carbohydrates, eat top quality lean meats, plenty of raw or slightly cooked vegetables and whole fruits. The more whole unprocessed foods you can eat, the better off you will be!
If you’re working out in the evening, have a sensible snack about two hours beforehand. Some home made trail mix and/or fruit are quite suitable.
After your workouts, make sure you eat well enough to replenish your depleted stores. Muscles need extra help to recover from the damage done by intense activity. Protein aids in the recovery of worked muscles, so try to eat some protein each meal. Getting enough protein (egg whites, chicken, tuna, etc.) does NOT mean skipping on your carbs!! Not having enough fuel in your tank can lead to light-headedness or dizziness during class.
Make sure to have healthy snacks with you at all times and time your meals properly (this will be discussed further in your Bootcamp 101 Success Handbook. With the intensity of your Bootcamp 101 sessions, you’ll be hungry when you wake up, at 10am, at lunch, at 3pm, at dinner, after dinner…well, you get the picture. Your goal will be to eat enough healthy, whole foods as needed for performance, but avoid overindulging! Just because you burned 1000 calories during camp, doesn’t mean you are justified in eating 1500 calories for dinner!
Akk..I’ve gained weight what’s going on?
Don’t freak out yet! As we get stronger and tone the body, we gain lean muscle. The more muscle we have, the faster our metabolism becomes. The faster our metabolism, the better our bodies are at burning calories not only during workouts, but throughout your day’s normal acitivites. An average bootcamper will not see a difference on the scale until weeks 4 or afterwards, so throw the scale in the back of your closet for now!
Also, nutrition plays a HUGE part in weight gain and loss. Make sure the calories you’re eating have the purpose of fueling your workouts. Candy bars and 4 glasses of wine don’t count! It’s a simple equation: the calories you eat need to be less than the calories you exercise away to lose weight. One pound of fat is 3500 calories. To lose one pound per week, you will have to consume 500 LESS than you burn off that day. Now you can see why regular exercise is so important!
I’m getting pain in my joints, what’s going on?
A large majority of pains can be avoided with the appropriate pair of athletic shoes. For some, these pains are caused by tight muscles, so be sure to get to class on time and go through the full warm-up! You may need to spend a little time after class stretching particularly tight areas. An additional 10 minutes of stretching during your day (at work, home, in line at the bank, etc.) could relieve the tightness; just be sure that you are stretching correctly. If this is something you are concerned about, try booking a special Flexibility session with one of our trainers. They will show you loads of ways to improve your mobility and reduce the chance of injury.
For some people, the pain can be caused by prior injuries, weak muscles surrounding joints/tendons or even genetic abnormalities. For these participants, DON’T BE STUBBORN! Be sure to consult with your physician before exacerbating the problem and ask our trainers for help! We’ve helped hundreds of people recover from serious injuries in the past.
What other events are offered or included?
FRESH! regularly does other events and all clients are invited! In the past we’ve done Spartan races, grocery tours, and went to Body Worlds at the Telus World of Science. We will let our clients know a few weeks in advance about upcoming events. So stay tuned!
On occasion, there will be other special events hosted by FRESH! Fitness. These may be educational or community related events which will allow you to learn about health and fitness, contribute to the community, and socialize with other members outside of your daily workout sessions. They are LOTS of FUN and we encourage you to attend as many as possible.