Wednesday Workout: Outdoor Bootcamp Stations Workout

Good morning! As some of you may already know, I started my own bootcamp at my office for coworkers and anyone else who might be in the area on Tuesday nights. What I love about leading my own bootcamp is that there are no rules 😉 I can decide what I want to teach and what equipment I want to use and there’s a bit of a relaxed feeling for me as the instructor since it’s a “fun” thing. Granted, I still want to make good workouts, but I also know I don’t have ample weights and other equipment at my disposal so it forces me to get creative and incorporate more “fun” things that still give a good workout.

Last week I had a request to do stations, which is always a great format for bootcamps because it allows people to work at their own pace and it keeps them moving around by jumping from station to station which helps to keep their mind off the time! We did 10 stations at 60 seconds each and I worked to organize the exercises so that they’d be working their whole body and alternating between strength and cardio. I don’t usually bring equipment for my outdoor bootcamp, but thought some bands, a jump rope and a weight would be a good addition. The verdict? The girls loved the workout and couldn’t believe it went by so fast!

Outdoor bootcamp stations workout
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Wednesday Workout: Run the Bases

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I taught my own outdoor bootcamp in Wakefield for a few months over the summer/early fall. What I loved about the bootcamp was it gave me the ability to a. workout outside and b. get creative with the workouts and formats since I didn’t have any weights or traditional gym equipment to use. Before my first class, I asked you guys on Facebook for outdoor bootcamp suggestions. Athena and Cara had some great suggestions and this workout was inspired by Athena’s Baseball Diamond Bootcamp Workout that she posted a while ago. The funniest thing is that I didn’t look at the workout before I made mine, yet I somehow picked the 1st 2 traveling exercises that are identical to hers… oops! We are apparently more similar than we thought!

The idea behind my workout, which is a different from the format Athena uses, is you do the designated exercises at each base before moving on to the next base. We all started at different bases (2 to a base- could be more if you have more people doing this) and went around until we all completed the exercises at each base. Before we repeated the workout, I had them do 25 burpees 😉

run the bases

I tried to incorporate strength, cardio and core at each base, with the easier exercises at 25 reps and the harder ones at 10. For every exercises where you do things on the right and left (lunges, skaters, dead lifts, etc.), perform the number of designated reps on each leg. Also, for the second round we did 12 reps of each exercise rather than 10 and 25- so yes, this made the 25 reps seem much easier but the 10 rep exercises much harder!

Although we all got super dirty, we agreed that this workout was really fun! I hope you try it…and Athena- thank you for the inspiration!

Questions for you: What’s your favorite way to workout outside? Have you ever done a baseball diamond workout?