Next Burlington Body Camp Starts July 19th, 2018
Next Burlington Body Camp Starts July 19th, 2018

STARTS: July 19, 2018

WHERE: Sidrabene (5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON)

PRICE: 2/week $230, 1/week $115  (nine weeks)

WHEN: 7:30pm, Mondays & Thursdays

REGISTER ONLINE: http://burlingtonbodycamp.com/

Doctors are now prescribing outdoor exercise

Here’s a great article from The Globe & Mail on why exercising outdoors boosts your psychological, social and physical being:

As the research on green exercise continues to mature, a growing number of clinicians are now prescribing so-called ‘vitamin G’ for its mind and body benefits,” says Dr. Logan. “Any therapeutic intervention that can even put a dent in an individual’s perception of stress, while also improving mental outlook, creativity and cognitive function, is surely worthy of consideration.”

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Looking for a full-body workout that gets you out of the house and into a greener, more invigorating setting? Our outdoor Burlington Body Camp starts Monday, May 7, 2018.

Outdoor Workout, Starts May 7, 2018
Outdoor Workout, Starts May 7, 2018

It’s time to take your workout outside.

STARTS: May 7, 2018
WHERE: Sidrabene (5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON)
WHEN: Mondays & Thursdays
TIME: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
DURATION: 9 weeks
PRICE: 2/week $230, 1/week $115

Register ASAP!

Enjoy the beauty of fall weather with Burlington Body Camp

It’s September and that means we start our final outdoor boot camp session for the year. For the next six  weeks, we’ll convene at Sidrabene Camp for some challenging classes (no two alike) all while enjoying the beautiful colours and weather of the season.

The Benefits of working out outdoors

Did you know that working out outdoors reduces stress?  Couple this with fresh air and your increased oxygen, which together assists with the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. So not only are you keeping fit, outdoor sessions put you in a fantastic mood!

fall workouts
Get fit while enjoying the beautiful colours and weather of the season

Classes start this Thursday, September 15, but feel free to come tonight for an extra class, contact us to learn more:

Email: info@burlingtonbodycamp.com
Phone: 905-464-2085

Register for the Fall Session here.

 

Are you fueling your workouts properly?

Following our recent post (Are you getting the most out of your boot camp workouts?), many of you contacted us to ask about what to eat BEFORE class.

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Consider this: If you eat well before classes, it can help maximize energy levels, protect your hard earned muscle and keep it growing; and with all the hard work you put in at Bodycamp, you need the right fuel to reap these benefits. Everyone has different genetics and metabolisms so it may take a few experiments to see what foods and timings work best for you.

First off, we have fat, protein and carbs. Between the three, fat takes the longest to digest, next protein, followed by carbs. A low fat, small to medium sized meal will serve you well, with moderate protein and higher carbs before exercising. A high fat meal could lead to cramping while a sugary snack will cause a crash mid-workout. Note: Eating too much too soon before you workout could result in indigestion.

Should you be able to eat 1.5-2 hours before your workout (sensitive stomachs may need slightly longer) here are some examples:

  • small chicken breast with a sweet potato
  • sliced turkey with wholegrain bread
  • low fat greek yogurt with oats and blueberries
  • 2 eggs, 2 egg whites with peppers and side of oatmeal
  • protein powder mixed into oatmeal with banana

you would rather eat closer to the workout (1-0.5 hours before),

  • a protein shake with a piece of fruit

should do the trick!

Should you have no time to eat before than perhaps keep a carbohydrate gel (like the ones runners use) in your bag so you’re never left with an empty tank. If it’s been three hours since you last ate then definitely have a snack prior to class. Please always eat a balanced breakfast and healthy meals/snacks as well throughout the day. Let us know if you have any questions and see you at class!

Spring Boot Camp has started, but you can still register.

When: Monday & Thursdays 7/8pm
Where: Sidrabene Camp, 5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON

Contact to register (or for more information):

Email: info@burlingtonbodycamp.com
Phone: (905)464-2085