Best Body Bootcamp FAQ

by tinareale on February 8, 2012


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!


1 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health February 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm

This all seriously sounds amazing!! I’m so excited for you to be doing this :D

2 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean February 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm

hey lady! i don’t know if you addressed these two things but they popped into my head during my workout….maybe you should make a list of basic equipment it would be helpful for people to have if they’re trying to do it from home. i know you said you would provide alternate moves from the gym equipment but a list of basic equipment might be helpful. also, have you addressed whether or not people can post the workouts their blog after they do them? or how detailed they can talk about them? just a few thoughts! sounds awesome. you’re amazing for putting this together for people!

3 Sarah February 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I’d be interested in finding out the answers to those questions, too.
This whole thing looks really great, Tina. If I can work it into my budget, I’ll be signing up!

4 tinareale February 9, 2012 at 6:50 am

Great questions! I updated the post to include them. :)

And thanks for the support!

5 Lindsay @ biking before bed February 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm

This looks like so much fun! And the price is right! I just gave up my gym membership and have been trying to find fun workouts to do at home. This should give me some wonderful ideas.

6 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt February 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

So excited, I just signed up, the only problem I am having is getting the widget information to add a button on my blog.

7 tinareale February 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I will have to speak with Peter. he’s my tech/coding guru! I’ll let you know when I figure it out! :)

8 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt February 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm

It’s working!!! Thank-you

9 Alyse February 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

What’s the registration deadline?

10 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt February 9, 2012 at 11:55 am

I saw in an earlier post that the cut off was March 4th., the day before the program starts!

11 Alyse February 9, 2012 at 11:57 am


12 tinareale February 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

As Dena said – March 4th! Hope you can make it! :)

13 Carol @ Lucky Zucca February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

I can’t wait!! I’m training for my half-marathon and that is definitely going to be my main focus, but I am excited to have access to the workouts you’re suggesting and to work them into my training whenever possible. People forget how important strength and stability training is for running!

14 Lara February 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Before I sign up I wanted to find out the average time it should take to do the workouts?

15 Nicole February 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I would like to know this as well. I have 20-30 minutes 5 to 6 times a week. Is that enough time? Thanks!

16 tinareale February 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

If you did just weights or just cardio on alternating days (which is easily adjustable with the plan) you could do 30 min workouts that way. :)

17 tinareale February 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I am so sorry that this question somehow slipped through the cracks! The workouts will be written as an hour 5-6 days a week, but can easily be adjusted to doing just weights or just cardio to be about 30 mins a day.

18 Cindi July 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Will the bootcamp 2 have different workouts than bootcamp 1? I’d like to sign up, but not if it’s going to just be a repeat. Thanks!

19 Adriann July 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I will be traveling abroad for for a few weeks during the camp, is it possible to get the workouts ahead of time so I can do them while out of internet access?

20 tinareale July 4, 2012 at 6:44 am

Hi, Autumn!
I don’t see why that would be a problem. However, internet access is how you check in for each week to allow me to keep track of entries for the cash prize. That would be the only thing to consider.

21 [email protected] July 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

Can you let me know how the process works? Does everyone have the same exercises or are they tailored to individual needs?

22 tinareale July 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Since I also have personalized training plans, the boot camp workouts are NOT individualized workouts. However, they are meant to be flexible and offer a wide rangs of alterations to fit most anyone that at least has a base level of fitness (which you do). I give alterations for modified moves, more challenging moves, at-home workout options. I’m also always an email away for questions and there is a great Facebook group for support with questions.

The prizes are based on remaining consistent with your activity/workouts (not that you have to follow the plan exactly) and other weekly goals of your choosing. Those who are consistent over the 8 weeks are entered into the prize drawings for the chance to win the cash prize. Currently there are threee $1000 prizes and growing as more people register. Let me know if you have any further questions.

23 [email protected] July 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thanks! I just registered!

24 Maital July 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

Hey Tina, I have a question. How do you “present” the exercises, is it a list of what needs to be done, images, videos?


25 tinareale July 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Each exercise has a link to a video or other detailed description that will explain the exercise.

26 Vada September 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

Is this open to non-US residents? :)

27 tinareale September 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

As long as you can pay through Pay Pal. :)

28 Genelle December 3, 2012 at 8:52 am

I signed up and am so looking forward to this! Your round 4 bootcamp will be perfect for that after-the-holidays bloat.

29 karen December 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I will be travelling out of the country for the first two weeks and won’t have dumbbells or access to cardio equipment – can I get by with exercise bands and jump rope – no idea what the plans are like, but would like to participate!

30 tinareale December 4, 2012 at 5:48 am

Hi Karen,

I don’t give separate workouts with no equipment for each phase but do have a body weight only circuit on my site that is a good option while traveling that I would recommend.

31 katie February 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

How do you sign up for the bootcamp? I would love to join!

32 katie February 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm

How do you join the bootcamp? I would love to join.

33 Tina February 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hi katIE1

I will have a post go up on March 4th and then the Best Body Bootcamp page will also be updated. These will have a link to registration which will run through April 7th (with a price increase after March 29th). Hope to “see” you at BBB!

34 Josie May 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

About how long does each work out take?

35 Josie May 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

Never mind! I just read through the comments and you answered the question already. Sorry!

36 July 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about best body bootcamp.


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