How do I sign up for a course?
You can sign up over the phone or at the Courtesy Desk. On the first day of class you will be asked to fill out a health history. Please consult with your health care provider if you have any pre-existing injuries or medical concerns.
What do I need to know to be prepared for class?
We ask participants to be on time and wear comfortable workout clothes. Know that the workout needs energy; you should be fueled, hydrated and ready to go. Also, please let the instructors know about any aches or pains you experience, as they occur.
What types of exercises are involved in a Boot Camp class?
A variety of cardio, strength and core exercises will be incorporated into classes.
- body weight exercises – push ups, tricep dips, burpees, squat jumps, lunges
- cardio exercises – jumping jacks, running, stair climbing, jumping rope, mountain climbers, relays, cycling
- core exercises – sit ups, medicine ball and BOSU work, hovers
What happens if I miss a class?
If you miss a class you can do a make-up class during that session, by attending any other Boot Camp class. Please let the instructor know which class you are doing the make up for.
If you miss the beginning date of a course, contact Leslie Mras (773) 878-9936, ext. 7341 for information about a drop in package when you are ready to start.
If I am out of shape will I be able to keep up?
Most likely, yes. The courses are designed for most levels. We recommend that you have a baseline of exercise ability, are injury free and able to able to do moderate intensity exercises. Everyone is encouraged to work at a level appropriate for them. Every exercise can be modified to be more or less of a challenge. Your instructor can help to make suggestions to make the class work for you.
I am an experienced athlete and want to maintain or build stamina, speed and strength; will Boot Camp be enough of a challenge for me?
Yes. In Boot Camp your challenge is to take your body to its limit. Every exercise can be modified to be more or less of a challenge. In fact, you may find new ways to challenge yourself, and train at a new level.
I am overweight and self-conscious about it, will there be other overweight people in class?
Boot Camp is for all body types; all shapes and sizes are welcome. Don’t let your focus be on the place you are now but rather focus on where you want to be and let this class be a jumpstart for that action.
What is the typical age in a Boot Camp class?
Age ranges vary; all ages are welcome. In current classes the age range has been from 16 to 70 years old.
What if I have a pre-existing injury or medical condition?
We ask that you consult with your health care provider to help you decide whether the course would be appropriate for you. Please let your instructor know if you have any questions about certain conditions.
Can I mix and match days and times?
We ask that you stick to a specific schedule, however if you must mix and match we can make arrangements.
What if I cannot commit to the entire course?
Although the best results happen when we can commit fully, we understand that other commitments interfere with schedules. In these cases we do offer a drop-in fee.