Boot Camp Fitness Classes
The Harrisburg Area YMCA provides Boot Camp, Boot Camp Intervals, and a Boot Camp Express class (45-minute version of Intervals class) at select YMCA branches. As with all cardio and strength training, there are always modified ways of doing an exercise! Our instructors promote a “do as you can” attitude, so you will always feel comfortable with your level in the class.
This class uses standard weightlifting exercises while including cardio, fast movements, short breaks, and high repetition. The class includes 5 sections: a brief warm-up that elevates the heart rate stretches the body. This is followed by a power section. The third section gears more toward cardio while still incorporating weights. The fourth and fifth focus on core strengthening, cool-down, and stretching.
Boot Camp Intervals
Our Boot Camp Intervals include circuit-style strength training with the use of interval methods. These total-body workouts focus on bursts of cardio, followed by strength-building exercises. The weights included in this class include hand weights, tubing, body bar, and body resistance. The cardio exercises in this class include running, jump rope, jumping jacks, and calisthenics.
The class incorporates Tabata to keep your heart rate up, helping you achieve optimal health. The incorporation of weights, cardio, and plyometrics allow participants to strengthen multiple areas of the body (lungs, muscles, and flexibility) in a short period of time. This class will allow you to enjoy challenging and varied workouts. They will help to increase your strength and focus on strengthening the whole body! We offer changes to the workout to accommodate all fitness levels. As a result, this ensures a comfortable experience for all!
Visit your local YMCA schedules page to find out when this class is available at a branch near you!