New Ways to Washboard (Abs)

Get abs without doing sit-ups or crunches

Dan and I co-wrote another article for the November Inside Fitness, on stands now!

“The first step to building a strong core (which can be done during almost any exercise) is learning how to brace and stabilize one’s spine.”

Dan Edmunds and Matt Johnson are Personal Trainers and co-own Burlington Body Camp.

Inside Fitness Magazine, November 2016
Inside Fitness Magazine, November 2016

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:

Phone: 905-464-2085

Register for the Fall Session here.


Pull Your Weight! A case for the pull-up

The one move all men must have in their programs.

Pull Your Weight, Inside Fitness Article, October 2016
Pull Your Weight, Inside Fitness Article, October 2016

Dan and I co-wrote an article for the October Inside Fitness, on stands now!

“By changing grips. hand positions, or adding weight to your body, you can keep pull-ups a challenging and beneficial part of your routine.”

Dan Edmunds and Matt Johnson are Personal Trainers and co-own Burlington Body Camp.

Inside Fitness Cover, October 2016
Inside Fitness, October 2016…on stands now!

Want to work off the weekend bloat? Join us tonight…

Burlington Body Camp offers the added benefit of motivation from your peers
Burlington Body Camp offers the added benefit of motivation from your peers

Here’s to enjoying the weekend (I know I do). Alas, it’s Monday again and time to get back to clean eating and healthy (weekday) habits.

Join us tonight for a one-hour, high-intensity workout that will leave you feeling energized and back on track (and feeling a little less guilty about those late night snacks).

What: Burlington Body Camp
Where: Sidrabene Camp, 5100 Appleby Line, Burlington
When: 7pm or 8pm start time
What to bring: Water!!! A yoga matt, and a pair of 5-15 lbs. hand weights
Drop-in price: $15

All fitness levels welcome.

Phone: (905)464-2085
Register online:

Great outdoors. Great workout. Burlington Body Camp starts July 4!

Who: Burlington Body Camp

What: An invigorating, challenging, full body workout…and NEVER do the same workout twice!

Where: Sidrabene Camp (5100 Appleby Line)

When: Mondays and Thursdays: 7/8 p.m

Why: It’s fun (…and you’ll torch hundreds of calories per class)!

Starts: July 4, 2016

Cost: $200 (2 sessions/week, 9 weeks) $100 (1 sessions/week, 9 weeks)

Register online to secure your spot

Phone: (905)464-2085

New to boot camp training? Learn more about fueling your workouts properly

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.


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):

Phone: (905)464-2085