When the New Year’s resolution calls for getting in shape fast, joining a gym and pushing yourself hard every day probably won’t happen. What will work? Having someone scream, “Drop and give me 20!”
Fitness boot camps may be one of the fastest ways to go from zero to fit. The setup is simple enough: A trainer leads a group of clients through an intense hour of cardio and functional-strength training. The secret lies in the circuit-style workout that toggles between cardio and muscle building. This leaves little if any down time, and the shuffling of routines prevents boredom and exercise ruts. For people willing to put in the work, boot camps enable exercisers to see results quickly, the better to stay motivated.
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