Is Boot Camp for me?

I haven’t worked out in ages. Will I be able to do it?


If you can comfortably walk one mile at a fast pace, then yes, you can do boot camp! If you have prior injuries or conditions that you think might limit your participation, speak to your physician to see if becoming more physically active through boot camp is right for you. Let your physician know that you’ll be doing aerobic and anaerobic drills mixed with medium-to-high-impact exercises and muscle conditioning. See the details by clicking on the boot camp description page.

I’m not a runner. Do we have to run in class?


Don’t worry, LoCo isn’t a running club. Ask a class of 30 boot campers if they LOVE to run, and only a few will raise their hands! We do utilize jogging in our daily warm-ups and in some drills to get your body warm and heart rate up. But be prepared to keep your heart rate up with jump rope, jumping jacks, skipping, grapevines, side shuffles and other cardio drills. It’s just like being a kid again!

I already go to a gym. Why do I need boot camp?


One word: plateau. The body will adapt to even the most strenuous workout after a short period of time, which explains why some people complain about going to the gym regularly yet not seeing any results. LoCo Boot Camp workouts are designed to prevent the plateau by constantly challenging the body in unexpected ways while taking advantage of everything the beautiful Lowcountry outdoors has to offer. The net result for you- getting more out of your workout hour than ever before, while never getting bored of your surroundings. The best part? Working out under the stars, watching the sun rise, and walking away early in the morning with your workout done- or finishing your day with 500-650+ calories just burned! The pride and inspiration stay with you, as does a faster metabolism!

What kind of results can I expect from camp?


If you follow the program and nutritional guidelines with maximum effort, you can expect to see amazing results by the end of camp: increased muscle tone, loss of inches, increased stamina, better sleep, decreased body and visceral fat, faster metabolism (which burns the stored body fat), and most of all, the happiness that comes with being a healthier person! It isn't uncommon for some of our "biggest losers" to drop 8-14 inches in one camp! We've also seen weight losses between 6-17 pounds- while gaining 10+ pounds of new lean muscle mass!

Will I be sore?


Yeah, you will be. The first week will be the toughest for your body to adjust to its new level of activity. However, once you acclimate to the program, you’ll feel sore less often throughout the remainder of camp. Remember, it’s a good thing- soreness means you are getting stronger! We do focus on stretching, warm-ups, and cool-downs to help minimize the soreness.

Boot Camp sounds great, but I’m still nervous!


We understand the thought of boot camp can be scary. And you can be sure most new campers like you are anxious during the first day of class. But trust us, you will have a blast! It is truly the toughest hour you’ll ever love! If you would like to “try it before you buy it,” then call or email us about attending one free class. You’ll be hooked.

What happens when camp ends?

On the last day of boot camp, we will re-test you and provide you with “after” results. We will also gather all the campers for a big Happy Hour celebration and announce the “Biggest Losers”. You may also find yourself in the 85 percentile of those who return, having acquired a healthy addiction to boot camp!

What is a session of Camp and how often can I attend?


A typical boot camp session is 6 weeks, so registering for camp means a commitment to yourself for the entire six weeks. The camps meet Monday through Thursday at 5:30am and 5:30pm. You choose the days you wish to attend, you can do two days one week and four the next, or whatever combination you want.

What is a typical day like?


That’s hard to say because every day is different. One day could be an endurance day another could be a strengthening day and yet another could be an obstacle-course or balance day. We work to challenge every muscle in your body, keeping your body challenged and your mind interested at the same time. No two days are ever the same, so you’ll never be bored!

Can I join a camp that has already started?

Because of the strong bond that forms between campers, and the weekly progression of intensity over the six weeks, we would prefer if you could wait until the next camp begins. But call us and we can chat about it.

What happens in bad weather?

Boot Camp goes on rain or shine! We have weather provisions for all the camps.

 

How many people are in each class?

 

We do not allow more than 25 registrants per class, so signing up for a camp early is always a good idea, especially for the popular holiday and spring camps.

What type of people can I expect to meet at camp?

You’ll meet individuals like yourself: people who seek discipline in an organized group, who want to do something different, and who appreciate a challenge! LoCo campers all have one thing in common-they want to boost their fitness to the next level. We have 16 year old campers working out with 71-year-olds and they both have a way of inspiring each other. Some campers have body fat below 20% while others have 45% body fat. We have brand new mothers wanting to lose baby weight. We have fake knees, fake hips, bad backs, and old shoulder injuries. We modify exercises for everyone. Whether you’re a soccer mom looking to jump-start a fitness routine or a gym rat looking for a new challenge, LoCo provides the motivation and positive group atmosphere for your success. Our program produces results because we love to push YOU towards YOUR fitness goals.

What do I need to bring on the first day?


Bring a large reusable water bottle, your weights (a pair of 3-5 lb dumbbells for women and a pair of 8-12 lb dumbbells for men), an old bath/beach towel, and a small sweat towel. Baby, you’re gonna sweat! In addition, our boot campers will need to bring a high density foam mat. Oh, and don’t forget that positive attitude and invigorating enthusiasm! Woo hoo!

What should I wear to class?


Dress in layers. No matter if you’re working out in the summer or winter months, you will sweat a great deal. If you wear a moisture-wicking shirt as your first layer, you’ll be a lot more comfortable.

What kind of shoes should I wear?


You should be in a newer pair of running shoes that are made specifically for your feet and the way you walk and/or 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 On On Tri on the Island or Palmetto Running Company in Bluffton- they will observe your stride and foot type before fitting you in a pair of shoes that are the best for you. And you’ll also get a sweet little 10% if you tell them you’re a LoCo camper! Do we rock, or what?

How do I register and pay?


Registration and payments can be done online. New campers get an intro rate of just $150. You've got to reserve your space by registering/paying via PayPal or make previous arrangements with LoCo. Sorry, we cannot hold a space for you without payment. Click here to begin the registration process. If you are experiencing technical difficulties registering, please call 843/540-3064 or email Laura at laura@LoCoBootCamp.com with your name and the camp you wish to register for.

Do you have a refund policy?

No, we don’t offer refunds. If you miss camp due to an extended illness or family emergency, we will work with you and credit that time toward your next boot camp session. However, we must be informed of your circumstances immediately.

Still have questions?


Give us a call at 843/540-3064 or send us an email at: 
laura@LoCoBootCamp.com

What you’ll need:

  • Running shoes
  • Exercise mat (high density foam, not a yoga mat)
  • Pair of 3, 5, or 8 lb dumbbells for the ladies or a pair of 8-12 lb dumbbells for the men
  • Sweat towel
  • Large water bottle
  • Layered attire for the outdoors
  • A smile and positive attitude