A couple of weeks ago I went along to a Keepfit Bootcamp
hosted by Legal & General
who are promoting a Healthy Living Initiative. I don’t think I’ve actually ever done a Bootcamp before, but I knew it would be tough. Keepfit Bootcamp is an indoor and outdoor bootcamp that is designed to increase your well-being and improve you strength and conditioning.
Initially we were meant to do the Bootcamp outside, but due to bad weather we ended up taking it indoors (I can imagine we would have been pretty muddy if it had been outside). The class was held at the International Students House near Great Portland Street.
Myself, along with about 10 other bloggers gathered early on a Sunday morning to give the class a go.
After a warm up to get our sweat on / heart rate up, our trainer, Gabriel Orayinka, split us into teams. I was paired with Bei who writes beifit.co.uk
, she put my non-muscly body to shame with her amazingly toned bod!
Gabriel had set up a four circuits around the room. Each team were position at one, and then we rotated round the first set twice, then the second set of different exercises twice. We did everything from skipping, planks, crunches, hoping over a raised step – this should give you a little taster:
I think my favourite part of the class was boxing. I had never even put a boxing glove on before so it was a complete learning experience. I think I was being a little special as I was struggling to get the boxing routine right (I blame my birthday outing the night before for the mushy brain), but it did provide a lot of giggles with Bei who eventually made sure I got it! We also spurred each other on to hit harder which was fun.
offer both bootcamps and personal training at a number of London locations including; Hyde Park, Regents Park and Clapham Common. There are various Membership offers including pay as you go which is £8.50 per class, or monthly that starts at £26 per month for 5 classes, £36 for 10 etc.
I went onto the Legal & General website to check what my Health score is. After completing the survey I got a score of 76. Basically the closer to 100 you are the better. It then said that in order to improve my score I needed to improve the nutrition in my diet (I knew that would bring me down) and exercise more (which I was a little surprised by!).
The aim of the survey is to to motivate people to get more active and change their lifestyles. It definitely made me think more about my eating habits.
I really enjoyed the Bootcamp class – it definitely helps when you have someone to laugh through the pain with! Thanks Bei :)
Details on Keepfit Bootcamp can be found here, and Legal and General’s health initiative here.
*The class I went to was free of charge, but all opinions are my own.