I have a lot of people ask about my fitness Boot Camp, so I thought I’d address a few common questions here:
“Do you scream, yell, and/or degrade your clients like a Military-style Boot Camp instructor?”
– No. Not at all. Ever. I personally would never respond to this style of “training,” and would therefore never make it a part of my instruction. It’s just my personal style to inspire, instill trust and positively motivate each of my clients by cultivating strong, interpersonal communication. I want you to feel good about yourself, and I also want you to come back to Boot Camp.
“Are you like Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Loser television show?”
– If I had a dollar for every time this question was asked, I’d be wealthier than Jillian Michaels herself. I’ve worked hard as a trainer to set myself apart from everyone else. I research what top trainers all over the world are doing with their clients, and keep a close eye on the successful ones as well as the failures. I think Michaels is a fantastic trainer, but she’s also an actress who makes a lot of money to create theater. I personally don’t watch T.V. and as motivating as that show is for some people, it heavily breeds ignorance about fitness/health and it annoys a lot of real-life trainers when clients come with unrealistic expectations. So no, I’m not like Jillian Michaels- but thanks for asking.
“Is your Fitness Boot Camp for those who are already physically fit?”
– Nope, all levels of fitness are welcome! There’s a great mix of people from all walks of life, all skill levels and with diverse goals who come to Boot Camp each week. Everyone gets along, supports and learns from one another. It’s one big, happy family and I intend to keep it that way indefinitely. The social support that Boot Camp offers is very important to me, and many of my clients get together on their own time outside of Boot Camp. It’s difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle when your friends and family aren’t into working out or eating healthy- but with Boot Camp, you’ll find that everyone shares the same enthusiasm for exercise in and out of our sessions.
“How long is each session?”
– Boot Camp is 1 hour long. We take about 10 minutes to dynamically warmup, get to the core of the workout for about 40 min, then cool down with static stretching for 10 minutes at the end.
“How do I know I’ll even like Boot Camp? I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to anything yet.”
– Your first Boot Camp is FREE and I encourage you to bring a buddy! Come check us out with no obligation.
“How do you make sure your clients are reaching their goals, etc?”
– I’m nosy. I check on you throughout the week via email or text message, sometimes I even call you! I take an active, genuine interest in all of my clients because I want each and every one of them to consistently set and attain goals. If you have a question or concern, I highly encourage you to call/text/or email me because I’ll always be there to help.
“What kind of equipment do you use?”
– When Boot Camp gets moved outdoors for the summer, depending on the location- we may only perform body weight type exercise. However, throughout the cold months in Alaska- we stay indoors and I utilize a variety of equipment like the TRX Suspension trainer, Kettle bells, Dumbbells, Medicine Balls, Super bands, Jump ropes, Steps, Olympic rings, etc.
“What if I don’t like to sweat or venture outside of my comfort zone?”
– Then my Boot Camp is not for you. My clients work hard, they drip sweat, grunt, swear, get dirty, and occasionally bleed. They also get into incredible shape because they’re committed to the challenge of constantly putting themselves outside of their comfort zone, and with this comes a bit of sacrifice. I don’t baby you, or tell you lies- I’m honest, open and encouraging. You come to Boot Camp with a goal, and as long as you consistently bring your “A-Game” every session- I guarantee you’ll get the results you want. Exercise should be a challenge, but it should also be enjoyable and bring feelings of empowerment. Each workout should matter and bring you one step closer to your goals.
“I’m ready, where do I sign up?!”
– Here’s my advice to new people; check out at least 3 Boot Camps in town and interview the trainers. Ask for references, check out their client success stories and make sure they’re the right match for you before you settle on anyone. Committing to a fitness class/Boot Camp is an investment in your money, time and education- so choose wisely. If you’re ready to check out a Figarelle’s Fitness Boot Camp- you can find photos/info on my fan page as well as my website: www.figarellesfitness.com. Or you can give me a call at 907-332-0106.