Boot Camp is an exciting program that provides a dynamic total body workout designed to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance.
Here’s why you’ll never want to miss our class: Your trainer and group are waiting for you at the meeting location. You have a short period of time out of your day to go all out. You have paid upfront; you are committed. Your group has now become your team. You’re amazed at the level which you can now workout. Your body is changing!
Boot Camp is focused on environmental integration and is designed to promote the mind-body connection created during the outdoor workout experience. We believe that there is no greater workout setting than the natural environment and this class takes full advantage of all the beauty Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties has to offer. By holding classes in a variety of locations within the counties, Boot Camp showcases the diversity and beauty of the area. Beaches, forests, mountains, and trails will motivate and inspire you to reach your fullest potential.
Outdoor Fitness combines cardiovascular with resistance activities in a fun, group, outdoor workout environment. You will never have a dull moment in this fast-paced, individually challenging class. Even in this group class environment, each individual is challenged at his or her own level and pushed to their potential.
- $99 unlimited monthly outdoor fitness classes with 6-month contract, automatically billed monthly.
- This is not a contract. Includes 1-month of unlimited outdoor fitness classes.
- Use a 10-class “punchcard” anytime for any outdoor fitness class, all levels and abilities.
- Experience any outdoor fitness class for $15. All levels and abilities. No expiration date.
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We use an academic, scientific approach to our bootcamp.
Understanding the physiology of the human body, we structure our classes to minimize potential injury and to maximize the training impact. The order in which you do particular exercises is absolutely crucial to your fitness results. Therefore, we think about our 60-minute bootcamps in 15-minute intervals. During these shorter intervals, we alternate between our unique training methods which yields a constant switching from cardiovascular to strength work, bringing the heart rate up and back down again. This undoubtedly delivers best results in strengthening and toning, weight loss, building endurance and increasing energy levels.
There is no “typical” day of bootcamp because we use several kinds of exercises, including individual, partner and team exercises, to execute our training methods. We make each class different, challenging and exciting so that there is no routine and that you want to keep coming back. Having a workout routine with the same exercises is not only boring, but your body gets used to it and will not continue to be properly challenged. We understand this and constantly change things up and bring in the latest, best workout ideas.
We use no typical gym equipment. We mainly use the natural outdoor environment and your own body weight. We provide jump ropes and resistance bands during the week and other functional fitness equipment at our Saturday circuit class. All that you would need to bring is optional: a large or medium-sized towel or yoga mat for groundwork, resistance band, bicycling or weight-lifting gloves without the fingers to protect your hands while you are exercising and water to keep yourself well hydrated.
We welcome all fitness levels and ages of women and men into our bootcamps. More often than not, there will be others similar to you. We are very experienced and make sure that every person is being properly challenged. Our bootcamp is in no way intimidating. Everyone at bootcamp wants to be in better physical condition. We see that you do your best to achieve your goals. Without our bootcamp, you would never workout this efficiently or effectively on your own.
This intense, fun-filled group class incorporates cardio, muscular endurance, plyometrics, calisthenics and core strengthening exercises into your workout. Boot Camp is open to beginners to seasoned athletes and is designed to burn calories, kick start your metabolism and get you into the best shape of your life! OHF keeps their classes relatively small so that we can concentrate on the form and flexibility of each client throughout the fitness routines. This ensures that you get maximum results and you reduce the risk of injury.
Optimal Health and Fitness Start With Yourself. OHF is an inspiring, holistic, and multi-dimensional approach to fitness. This approach, which borrows from disciplines as varied as functional fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, Qi Gong as well as traditional calisthenics as you know it. OHF workouts challenge the body to work collectively as a whole, firing up the muscles in a sequential pattern. Because of the integration of more muscles into the workout, boot camp can be an effective alternative to conventional training for those trying to lose weight. Think about the things in your life that you do everyday: getting out of bed, walking steps, standing up from a chair, opening a car door and getting into the car. These tasks may seem trivial, but over a lifetime poor movement patterns in performance of these trivial activities will lead to back pain, neck soreness and tightness, and knee damage. Poor movement patterns also create general levels of fatigue and soreness. Our classes are a 60-minute dynamic total body workout designed to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance. Beaches, forests, mountains, and the trails of Santa Cruz will motivate and inspire you to reach your fullest potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the schedule of classes?
The class schedule can be found here at the top of our website. We use MindBody Online as our software. We hand pick several locations around Santa Cruz County and have East and West side classes. Because we like to offer fun and creative workouts our schedule does vary. If you want to go to our Mindbody site directly, click here.
How do I register?
You register right here on this website. Please either pay with your registration, bring cash, check or credit card to your first class. You can also follow this link to Register, reserve your classes and pay.
What if I am running late?
If you are running late for whatever reason, best to call or text the instructor for that specific class to find out where they are headed at a particular location so you can find the class and join them when you arrive. It’s important to do this so he/she can grab extra equipment if needed. The Instructors name will be in the Description of the class in our software as well as their phone number.
What exactly is Boot Camp?
Each class is one hour and meets 3x/day during weekdays and sometimes Saturday mornings. The classes provide dynamic total body workouts designed to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance. The program focuses on strengthening the core muscle groups while providing a full-body workout. By using tools such as resistance bands, body weight and gravity, stairs, and natural props, we design a wide variety of fun and exciting workouts that are guaranteed to challenge your body and mind.
Who joins Santa Cruz Boot Camp?
All kinds of people, we have anyone from novice athletes to triathletes, teens to seniors with all kinds of backgrounds. The ratio is about 4:1 female-to-male. We have clients aging from 21-74.
What is your weather policy?
9/10 times it might say it will rain or be raining where you are and by the time you get to class, the clouds somehow part and we hold class anyway! We will hold class as long as its safe. If a class is canceled for any reason, we will offer a make-up class. If you are unsure of the weather conditions, please call the OHF main office line (831) 222-0189. You may also call the instructor directly as their contact info is embedded into our class schedule.
Do I need to be in good physical shape?
Absolutely not. Our classes are designed to get you in shape. You are pushed and encouraged based on your current level of fitness. The instructors give you a range of reps, so you can gauge where you are at, and do the appropriate amount for you. We want you to give your best effort on that particular day.
What should I bring to class?
You should wear comfortable workout gear and some comfortable running shoes. Please eat something before coming to class. We recommend bringing water to have before and after the class, but our participants usually do not carry water with them. Some of our clients wear gloves, a beanie, bring a towel or yoga mat. You are welcome to drop off your keys in the trainers car so you don’t have to carry them around with you.
What kind of results can I expect?
New participants can expect about a 15-20% improvement in strength and endurance after the first session. Our findings also show that flexibility; agility and body composition are improved. Subjective things like increased energy levels, improved sleep, reduced join stiffness and happier moods are also reported.
How often does the schedule change?
We change the schedule and program design every 4-weeks. If there are days, times and locations that you prefer, please reach out to us and we can try and get them in when we update the schedule of classes.
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Tips for a Successful Workout
Please arrive on time and ready to go and arrive hydrated; it takes 30-60 minutes for you body to absorb fluids so best to keep water in your car to have immediately following your workout. Dress appropriately; in the winter months it is wise to have non-cotton layering clothes, gloves and a rain jacket.