Frequently Asked Questions about A.B.C. Fitness Camp, Manchester
Q. I am concerned that I do not feel fit enough
to attend a bootcamp.
A. The quick and honest answer is that you have to start
somewhere but all levels are welcome and the sessions
are designed so that you will be encouraged to push
yourself beyond your thresholds and not those of another
participant who you would consider to be more experienced
The best thing to do is not to procrastinate over whether
you are ready or not and take action. If you think about
the fitter, leaner individuals and what they are capable
of now let me then ask you this question. What position
do you imagine they were in when they commenced?
Saying that, you may feel that 1-1 Personal Training would be more appropriate for you to begin with where you will undertake a Kinetic Chain Assessment and be given a very personal bespoke regime that covers your training program and any corrective exercise necessary.If you feel that you would achieve more with a 1:1 service then see our Personal Training Services across Manchester and Cheshire for more information.
Otherwise our Manchester based Group Personal Training camps are definitely for you and will get dramatic results.
Q. I’m concerned about existing conditions,
what should I do
A. Feel free to contact us here if you want to discuss
any conditions that you think may affect your ability
to take part and we will give an honest answer. On booking,
one of the next steps is to complete a form that surveys
your readiness for physical activity just as we would
with Personal Training clients.
Q. Who attends Manchester Boot Camp?
A. All are welcome to a limit of 20. This is to ensure
quality coaching and provide some personal attention
in the same fashion as personal training rather than
be thought of as a class or circuit training. That is
why we can offer a guarantee.
Q. What should I bring?
A. The essentials are to always have a towel and a water
bottle. Depending on the time of year and weather you
may also want to bring a waterproof/fleece and gloves.
Clothing should be loose enough to enable free range
Q. What if it is raining?
A. See above. Be prepared to bring a waterproof if necessary.
Fat loss does not stop because the weather isn’t
good. If the conditions are deemed unsafe and impractical
then a session will be postponed and added on at a later
date. Full details are provided in the reading material
Q. What style of bootcamp is Manchester Boot Camp?
A. We are not ex-marines or wannabe soldiers putting you through drills
army style, we are not drill sergeants! We do not shout and scream or
get you chanting while you’re running. What we offer is tough but
honest coaching with the aim to be challenging and supportive and get
you to progress using cutting edge conditioning routines. The systems
used are a lot closer to Personal Training, the term Boot Camp is
simply used to describe an intense period of training and is not a
place where you will be screamed at.
Q. How long is each session?
A. Each session will last 45 minutes and includes a warm-up in
preparation for the minute fat burning, performance boosting workout,
followed by a cool down. Time will also be made available afterwards
for a Q and A discussion on anything regarding your health and fitness
whetehr it be nutrition, supplement workouts at home or gym and
flexibility and mobility.
Q. What will I be doing?
A. You will be using a unique system that incorporates
resistance and cardio to burn fat fast and increase
fitness. Methods will vary that will incorporate working
as an individual, in pairs and teams.
Q. Where do I find out about dates and locations?
A. Go back to here for information on whereabouts.
Q. How soon will I see results?
A. Depending upon your experience prior to a camp, you
may experience more muscle ache during and after completion
of the first week. Within 2 weeks you will feel fitter,
stronger and have more energy. By 4 weeks you will see
a difference in the mirror, on the scales and around
Q. What happens if I miss a session?
A. Right now it is in your best interests to attend all the sessions.
Results will still be attained but it is obvious that the more you
miss, the less likely you are to succeed. In the future, we are looking
at the possibility of running a “catch-up” policy but that has not been
formalised. Also pay attention to the community site for Manchester
Bootcamp which will contain “catch-up” routines that all members can
use at home. Remember that you can mix and match AM and PM sessions to
further accomodate your lifestyle.
Q. I consider myself to not be overweight but
want to get in shape, can I join?
A. Certainly. The principles behind Manchester Bootcamp are to burn fat
and not to simply lose weight so in some cases the goal will be to
improve on body shape without actually losing weight. That’s not to
forget getting fit and performing better in your life. Members range
from total newbies to "weekend athletes".
Q. I would like to join but the existing times
are not suitable.
A. The current times right now reflect the most popular
periods before or after the average working day. Feel
free to contact us here if you are interested in another
time as we are always interested to understand what
our members and prospective members would like.
If we can accommodate, then setting up camps at different
times is an option we will always look at. We just have
to make sure that there is sufficient interest in that
time so it’s always worth mentioning. We may already
be looking in it so ask away.
Q. Unfortunately the location is not suitable
A. The same response as above. Our other services cover
areas of Manchester and Cheshire and so will our camps
in the future if the demand and a suitable location
Q. What are the conditions of the guarantee?
A. Just inform me in the first 2 weeks that you are unable to continue
and we will refund your investment. The training programs are specially
designed to maximise fat burning and conditioning and will be difficult
and challenging and perhaps a shock to the system, so much so that it
does not suit everyones idea of exercise. If that is you, just come and
have a word in the first 2 weeks.
Q. How do reserve my place?
A. Click the Paypal button on the homepage.
This will take you through the booking process and get you access to
the members site as well. Pay attention after you have confirmed your
place for details about what to bring and getting access to the
members only community.
Payment is also accepted via BACS transactions and Direct Debit if you prefer. Contact me here and I will firstly reserve your place and then pass the details required to setup.
Q. What happens after 4 weeks?
Depending on the time of year, there will either be a week off or the
next camp will start immediately. Dates will be posted on the site well
in advance and notifications will be sent to all current members who
have first priority and those on the mailing list.