I’ve just finished my morning boot camp on Australia’s most famous beach – Bondi.
I’m here sitting with my dog (Kya), sipping a soy latte, watching the sunrise over the headland and the surfers, swimmers and joggers starting their morning exercise ritual.
Ah… the good life!
But, it wasn’t always this way.
I grew up an ‘Essex Boy’ commuting an hour every morning on the train to a freezing cold building site somewhere in central London.
Most weekends were spent in a pub, a nightclub then, in a police station or hospital.
Yes… I was a bit of a rascal growing up and caused my poor old mum many sleepless nights.
Nowadays, most weekends you’ll likely find me at the beach, reading, fishing or working out at the gym.
How things have changed… I guess I’ve mellowed with age.
Anyways, back to the point of today’s email.
This morning I was coaching our new boot camp instructor, a young guy from Belgium called Tom.
He has great energy, just a little rough around the edges with his delivery.
So… here are the top 7 tips I gave Tom to work on…
1. Always keep talking throughout the entire workout, as soon as you stop talking the energy in the group drops. A tip I like to tell trainers is to give 10 seconds of cues then a loud cue to the entire group.
2. Be mindful of where you position yourself, make sure you are in the middle of the group so everyone can here your voice. If you’re off to one side and you have a group of 20-30 people, only half the group will hear your voice.
3. Talk loud and talk fast. A soft slow voice lacks energy. A loud fast voice radiates energy.
4. Mix up your exercises frequently and don’t grind out sets, people get bored quickly. 2 minutes of burpees might be fun for the trainer to watch, but boring for your members.
5. Keep the explanation of the exercises short, tell them what to do – not… what not to do. You can always correct form when and if needed.
6. Always be positive no matter how you feel. No-one cares if you had a bad nights sleep, people have their own problems to deal with. Your group will be a reflection of your energy.
7. Have fun and make your workouts fun, never do the same thing over and over. Keep it interesting and your members will keep coming back for more.
These 7 tips are just a tiny taste of whats included in the ‘Boot Camp Supremacy’ course.
If you would like to learn how to create a highly successful boot camp program from experienced boot camp professionals with over a decade of experience, go to https://www.ptsupremacy.com/