Bootcamps are a popular fitness option because you can burn a lot of calories even if you’re short on time. With winter on its way out you can start taking your workouts outdoors. We found the best of the best outdoor summer bootcamp spots and studios that are truly innovative. These are your best bets for attending a class but if you’re outside one of these major metropolitan areas, you can just watch one of our favorites, Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp! Continue reading
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From Our Founder: Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp
I have a special place in my heart for Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp (BBBC) founder Ariane Hundt. She was the first brand to join Booya and is one of the most optimistic, positive people I have ever worked with.
Fundamentally, BBBC workouts epitomize Booya core philosophical tenants: efficiency, total body, portable and transformative. Easily the toughest workouts we offer on our platform, BBBC’s videos will challenge your willpower. However, Ariane Hundt is funny, approachable and continuously reiterates that her workouts are not about perfection. She wants you to get stronger and better with each workout, making progress to add reps or graduate to a heavier weight over time. Continue reading
How to Choose the Right Gear for Your Workout
Choosing workout wear that is suited for your activity can actually make you feel more comfortable, which can improve your workout. Follow these tips to choose the right clothing for your workout.
Presley from Run Pretty loves clothing that is loose and airy for cardio. Also, try to look for wicking fabric to keep you feel cool and dry. For running, Presley opts for a pair of good shorts and a thin tank paired with a supportive and flattering sports bra – her favorite is from Lorna Jane. It’s also important to have a supportive, well-fitting pair of athletic shoes to prevent blisters and foot pain – Presley’s current favorite are Puma Faas 300 S running shoes. A store that specializes in running shoes will be able to help you find the correct shoe for you.
Bootcamp & Circuit Training
For circuit training, Presley likes tighter clothing to stay with her during workouts. As she points out, you don’t want your shirt flopping up over your head while you’re doing burpees! Her current favorites include a Nike Dri-Fit Shirt and Under Armour Spandex Shorts. You’ll also want to ensure that you have a pair of shoes that are able to withstand not only forward movement but also lateral movement and jumping, like cross-trainers. Consider grabbing an athletic headband to keep your hair out of your eyes.
For yoga, you want fitted workout clothes that’ll stay put as you move through the poses. If you’re self-conscious about wearing fitted clothing, look for looser tops with a fitted band around the waist to prevent the shirt from riding up. You’ll also want to wear fabrics that will absorb sweat to help avoid slipping in arm balances. Presley also points out that fitted clothing helps the instructor to see your form, making corrections easier.
As with yoga, it`s best to wear more fitted clothing to barre classes so the instructor is better able to see your alignment. It`s also suggested to wear crop pants or leggings; shorts can ride up, and also don`t provide the coverage necessary to be comfortable during the floor portion of the class. Most barre classes require sticky socks to help prevent your feet from sliding, such as Pure Barre Sticky Socks.