Getting Fit at Boot Camp

October 10, 2007

Steve Galluzzo , Sports Editor

Women of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to sign-up for Westside Adventure Boot Camp, a four-week outdoor fitness program that offers fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training.

Conducted by Certified Trainer Adam Brewer, registration is underway for the upcoming Pacific Palisades/Santa Monica fall camp, which begins Monday, October 22, and runs through November 16. Five-day and three-day sessions are offered in two time slots, 5:30-6:30 a.m. or 9-10 a.m.

Camps are held outdoors and some sessions may require campers to travel short distances away from the “base camp” for a hike. Exercises include core conditioning, short distance running (less than one mile), muscular strength, jumping rope, circuit training, hiking, yoga, kickboxing, pilates, sport drills and obstacle courses.

“All you need to bring are an exercise mat, small hand weights, a water bottle, running shoes, and a sense of adventure,” says Brewer, who coached and trained clients nationally and internationally for the past 17 years and is a regular speaker at national tennis conventions and fitness workshops. “The most important thing is the mindset that you want to improve your fitness. By losing fat and gaining muscle, you’ll lose inches and gain strength while looking and feeling better. Also, you’ll meet great people who share in the same vision of striving to reach their goals for a healthier mind and body.”

Each four-week camp has a registration fee of $299 for 20 hours of instruction. Women constantly on the go can also choose to come three days per week for a cost of $199.

Participants will get their pre-camp evaluations by their coaches prior to the start of camp. By the time the camp is completed, campers can expect a 3 to 5 percent reduction in body fat, greatly improved posture, better relaxation, 5-12 pounds of weight loss and 25 percent improvement in endurance and strength.

“Everyone is different, but performance improvement can take place in as little as three days,” Brewer says. “Visual improvement can take from two to four weeks depending on your effort level. It’s becoming common to see a camper drop go down one or two dress sizes within the first camp.”

Registration forms can be downloaded from the Web site at www.westsideootcamp.com. For more information, call (310) 383-2828.

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