Will these workouts require a gym? Can I do them at home?
I want this challenge to be available for everyone. That means, I will make sure you have a plan that fits your available equipment. The plan will focus on free weights and body weight movements, but some exercises utilizing gym equipment will be included as well. For those completing these workouts at home, I will offer substitutions for those moves so they still give you a great workout wherever.
Suggested Home Equipment:
- a pair or two of dumbbells (one lighter and one more moderate/heavier weight) — at least one pair necessary
- stability ball — highly suggested, but not required
- resistance bands — suggested, not required
Do I have to be an advanced exerciser to participate?
While I do suggest having a base fitness level established, you do not need to be advanced by any mean. I will provide suggestions to help the workout fit different levels of fitness. Also, if you ever find any move too challenging or causing pain/discomfort, I will provide a substitution upon request.
Do I have to have a blog?
Nope! Anyone can participate!
If I do have a blog, how much can I share about this bootcamp on it?
I want you to freely write about the bootcamp. I ask that you not put the FULL workouts in any posts. However, feel free to share the workouts in general.
What should I expect these workouts to be like?
The 8 week plan will include 2-4 strength training and functional workouts a week with suggested cardio plans. The workouts will progress in intensity over the course of the 8 weeks, emphasizing different areas of fitness.
Can I do these workouts along with training for a race?
Can I do these while taking/teaching group fitness classes?
I don’t want the plan to be a burden. If you wish to switch out a weight workout for a favorite group weights class once a week, I can help you do so. The cardio plans and suggestions will be flexible to work with your preferred cardio of choice, or you can focus on your own cardiovascular workouts.The strength training portion of these workouts will focus on strengthening the entire body in all planes of motion, which will support most other training. If you have any concerns, feel free to email me.
Can I enter and do my own workouts? Or do I have to follow the workout plan?
If you wish to register for the challenge to receive the accountability and enter to win the prizes while following your own workout plan, I have no problem with this. However, the entry fee is a flat rate. Once again, I want the focus to be on motivation to be consistent with our healthy choices and not have any part of this be a burden.
What happens after I sign up?
Be sure you go through the full registration process, which includes paying through PayPal (accepting debit or credit cards as well as money from PayPal accounts). Once you complete registration, you should receive confirmation via email. This enters you in a database for the challenge. Feel free to email me personally with any questions about your registration or confirmation.
What if I have a question not answered here?
You can always feel free to email me at tina [at] tinareale [dot] com
Hope to see you on the registered list! Happy training!