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Years doing Boot Camp

Fitness Classes Taught

Number of Clients Served

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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.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the schedule of classes?

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. For our updated schedule, just call or text 831-222-0189. We meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

How do I register?
You can either show up with cash or check or we also use venmo and paypal. We are also happy to invoice you and set up a monthly automatic withdrawal if you choose the $150/unlimited option.
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. For the Autumn/Winter 2018-2019, please text 831-222-0189 and 831-531-7449 so both trainers are reached.

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.

Locations
Seabright Beach
114 3rd Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Follow Seabright Ave. down towards ocean. Pass through the Seabright/Eaton light and then take a left on Atlantic. Follow until 3rd AVENUE and take a right. Park at the end of the street and meet the class at the top of the stairs.
 
Capitola
110 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
We’ll meet near the beach (next to Brittania Arms and in front of the bathrooms) in Capitola Village.

DeLaVeaga
850 Branciforte Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
PARK INSIDE THE PARK!
From CA-1 Hwy, take the Morrisey Exit. Make a right on Fairmount and another right onto N. Branciforte Drive. Take a left onto Goss Avenue. Take a right onto Market Street.
You will see a dirt pull out on your right hand side. Keep going!


Frederick Street Park
168 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Frederick Street is a long diagonal from Morrissey and you access it from Soquel Avenue or Broadway if you come from the westside. We meet at the entrance to the park.
 
Twin Lakes
2222 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Meet in front of Cafe El Palomar near the Crow’s Nest parking lot. 

 
Main Beach
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
Main Beach in on Beach Street near the boardwalk.
Meet on Beach Street in front of volleyball courts.
We meet on the street. (no one else is around at this time of day!)

Natural Bridges:
2300 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
Where Delaware meets Natural Bridges Drive
Heading North on CA-1 Hwy/Mission St. turn left onto Swift St. Follow until Delaware St. Turn right onto Delaware and park at the back entrance of the State Park.

class schedule

 

Please text 831-222-0189 and we will text you the updated shedule.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Where we meet

 

You might have been a location before, but please make sure you know EXACTLY where our group meets as we don’t want you to get frustrated because you could not find us!

Please review our Locations Tab above to refresh your memory on our exact meeting place. If you are running late, please text 831-222-0189 so we know to tell you where we are headed and to grab you equipment if we are using it that day.

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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.