Bootcamp with Bethany

Bootcamp,” as intense as it sounds, includes cardio, strength training, and muscle toning; using body bars, yoga balls, and bands all incorporated into a high energy, fun workout.

This week I attended Bethany’s 50-minute bootcamp session. We began the workout by warming up the body doing a series of squats, planks and stretches. We even did jumping jacks, which really got my heart rate pumping. She gave us the option of that or a few laps around the indoor elevated track above the basketball courts. But as the tempo of the music turned up, so did the workout.

Bethany challenges her class and leaves you feeling like you have worked out your entire core in just under an hour. Bootcamp is one of 15 free fitness classes the Rec Center offers. Either Bethany or Jennifer leads the class on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

If you are a fitness fanatic or you just feel like taking on a challenge, join the Rec Center’s fitness challenge “#BEASTMODE.” You power through four different fitness classes and create a picture collage of yourself and the instructors. Post the collages on Facebook or Twitter, tag GSU Recreation and use the hastag “BEASTMODE.” The first 100 to post picture collages between January 28 and February 1 will receive a free t-shirt.

See the Spring 2013 “Rap-Up” for specific times and information on the other free fitness classes.