The week I had Camp Gladiator scheduled to attend and promote ended up being extremely busy for me. Unfortunately, I was unable to experience it to the fullest. Because of this, I didn’t feel like my review would have been sufficient enough for this company. Kindly, Camp Gladiator decided to give me another chance to participate. It still won’t be to what I would typically do for a post, so I decided to get my first guest blogger to share her story with CG. I hope you enjoy what Nikki has to say:
A year and a half ago, my son was so excited about the new baby in mommy’s tummy…I however, was not pregnant. I learned that after 35 years of being tall and skinny, I was now tall and …not skinny. Well, that sucked, but despite having a business degree, I had also taken many kinesiology, biology, and weight training classes in college. I had the knowledge, but after a month or two of going to the gym, I had lost my motivation.
One of the moms in my son’s pre-K class had a Super Bowl party last year and I was coerced into joining her the next day for a Camp Gladiator work out. Despite wanting to quit after 15 min, I decided to join Camp Gladiator and go Bold (sign up for 12 mo) that night. I have a business coach to keep me in line with meeting professional goals; I decided it would be great to have someone hold me accountable on my fitness goals too.
I got a whole lot more than I bargained for and am so thankful. The CG community is so welcoming and I was immediately brought into the fold. I find that my fellow campers are my real accountability partners and now my friends. I strive to be a great support system for the new campers I see as well.
Camp Gladiator is an outdoor boot camp, but don’t let the name intimidate you. All the trainers are great at modifying the work out for different fitness levels or injuries. My fellow campers range from 20’s- upper 60’s, and all fitness levels. CG is a judgement free zone, and while some people are crazy fit, most of us are a work in progress.
After attending for a few months, I started trying other trainers than the one I started with, and that’s okay. While I attend one trainer regularly, I also attend 4 other trainers throughout the month. The great thing about having so many sites near me is trying new people. I started with someone that was gentle and encouraging (but still made me super sore) and now I am with a trainer that pushes me beyond what I think I can do. Find the trainer you need for you, your personality and fitness level.
This week marks one year since I started CG. I have more confidence in myself and it has carried over to my career and family life. I thought I was confident, but now I know how great it feels to be proud of myself for going beyond what I thought I was capable of doing. Come drink the Kool-Aid with me!
Tight-knit community that will hold you accountable
Experienced trainers that will modify exercises for you
Tons of Locations and times. Just go to http://www.campgladiator.com and see how many options you have near your home or office. Yes, there is a 4:45AM, 5AM, 5:30AM, 6:30Am, 8AM, 9AM, Noon 5:30PM and 6:30PM, and maybe other times. No excuse
Outside at a park. I find being outside calming. When my son is out of school, he also has fun playing on the nearby playground with other kids.
All ages and fitness levels (for real)
Affordable-Only $69/mo for bold members and $35/mo for your spouse. If you are not bold it is $189
CG Fit is every quarter and will measure your progress (body fat, lean mass…) for only another $39- $49 if you choose to sign up. I lost 4 inches on my waist, increased muscle and decreased fat, but the scale only moved 7 lbs. If I hadn’t had the ability to see the muscle gain and the fat loss, I would have been so discouraged.
Outside- While there are a few locations that have indoor alternates for cold weather; I have worked out in 16 degrees and in 100 degrees. You will live and feel amazing when done.
No Sundays-this is a day of rest for your body and the trainers. You deserve a break, but make sure you never miss a Monday
(All photos provided by Camp Gladiator)
For more info go to www.CampGladiator.com