Fitness boot camp workouts can help you burn fat and lose weight faster. Find out how plus how to get started at home.

Fitness boot camp workouts are super popular right now with people of all ages and fitness levels because they are high energy, tough, and results oriented. Most people who participate in boot camps rave about their results including ultimate fitness, effective fat loss, and quick weight loss. So why are these workouts so effective? Check out the list and see for yourself then follow the 9 easy steps on how to get started.

Why fitness boot camp workouts are so effective for fat loss, weight loss, and fitness:

  • Use multi-joint weightloss oriented exercises that burn more calories and fat and boost fitness levels quick.
  • Challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally which is key for long term results.
  • Hold you accountable for showing up and for giving 110% when you're there.
  • Include innovative moves that keep the workout fun and interesting.
  • Set achievable fitness goals that contribute to weight loss and fat loss.
  • Address healthy eating and metabolism boosting strategies.
  • Are full of other highly motivated people who encourage and motivate you.
  • Push you to go past your comfort zone while staying safe.
  • Address all aspects of fitness including cardio, strength, and flexibility.
  • Are more affordable than one on one personal training.
  • Can be modified for people of all levels, even teens.

Watch this fitness boot camp video to see how just 15 minutes of this type of workout is so effective and to get an idea of the pace at which you should be working out.

Here's how to get started if you want to do your own boot camp workouts at home or outdoors:

  • 1. Start by weighing yourself and measuring body fat along with waist and any other body parts that concern you.
  • 2. Determine how much weight and fat you want to lose in the next 4 weeks (be realistic).
  • 3. Perform a physical assessment using the bootcamp assessment print out and make notes as indicated.
  • 4. Choose which days and times you will be working out and set that time aside for your workouts.
  • 6. Plan to workout for four weeks then plan to have one off week when you will re-assess yourself.
  • 7. Choose one or two bootcamp workouts that you are certain you can handle then stick to those for four weeks.
  • 8. After four weeks take one week off then choose two new workouts and go for a second round.
  • 9. Challenge yourself a bit every day with more reps, more weight, or more intense intervals.

So What type of results can you expect if you incorporate fitness boot camp workouts three times a week?

If you follow an intense program that addresses all areas of fitness along with a healthy diet then it's possible to see 8 to 10 pounds of weight loss in 3 to 4 weeks. Realistically you can expect to see about 5-10 pounds of fat loss in 4 weeks. Fat loss is not the same as weight loss so don't be surprised if you only lose 5lb of fat but you lose 2 pant sizes. Boot camp is about getting ultra fit and lean, and not just about dropping scale weight. If you've been on the yo-yo diet roller coaster it may sound disappointing but try to remember that 5lb of fat loss is better than 10lb of water and muscle lost on another deprivation diet. This type of loss looks impressive but it slows down your metabolism and isn't permanent so focus on quality and not quantity of loss.

Get even faster results by adding interval cardio at the end of two of your workouts.

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