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Outdoor Kickboxing Bootcamp Class (July 25)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Join Heather Shaffer on Wednesday evenings at the Art Museum for a high-intensity interval workout that combines plyometrics, body weight strength training, agility exercises, and kickboxing moves (including contact with targets) into a fun and practical workout. No prior kickboxing experience is necessary.
What to Expect
Expect to work hard for the entire hour...StrikeCamp Fitness classes are designed to build strength, cardio conditioning, and blast fat fast. We alternate intervals of high-intensity exercise alternated with short periods of rest. Engage in this type of activity three to four days per week, and you will get RESULTS.
Here's a list of frequently asked questions to help you determine if this class is right for you:
What if I'm out of shape/haven't worked out in a while?
It's great to hear that you're thinking about getting back into a fitness regimen! The beauty of this workout is that you can take everything at your own pace, and every exercise can be modified based on fitness level or injuries. The fitter participants will take each exercise harder and faster, while Heather wants beginners to focus on form and injury prevention before taking it to the next level.
What if I have never thrown a punch?
You will certainly learn how to punch and kick correctly in this class! Heather will teach you the basics and talk about correct form so that you not only avoid injuries but so that you get the most out of your workout with her.
Is this a cardio kickboxing class?
No. There are no dance-type moves in a StrikeCamp Fitness class. This workout is similar to the style of workout that a professional fighter uses to get in shape for an upcoming fight, minus the sparring piece. It is designed to increase strength and endurance.
What if I'm a man? Will I enjoy this workout?
Well, it depends on what type of workout you are looking for. If you enjoy the style of step classes and TurboKick, this most likely isn't for you. Heather's kickboxing workouts can most closely be compared to a bootcamp class that includes kickboxing drills.
What if I'm a woman? Will I like this workout? Won't I get hurt?
It really depends on what type of workout you typically enjoy. As stated earlier, if you prefer a step class or something like TurboKick, you might not enjoy this workout. There is no sparring, so you need not be concerned with getting punched or kicked. However, participants do make contact with targets, so you will need to pay attention to the instructions Heather gives you to make sure your form is correct.
What to Prepare
Please submit your registration on this page to avoid having to complete paperwork on the day of the workout (and so Heather can know how many participants to expect).
Bring a pair of protective (i.e., MMA or striking) gloves, a water bottle, and a towel. Wear comfortable fitness apparel and sneakers. You may also want to apply sunscreen prior to the beginning of class. A small number of loaner gloves will be available if you don't own a pair.
If you pay for the class online, you will also have the ability to purchase gloves when you complete your registration. If you purchase gloves with your registration, you can pick them up when you check in prior to the beginning of class. (Size medium is perfect for most women; large fits most men well.)
Where we Meet
We meet at the top of the Art Museum steps. Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the beginning of class. We will meet rain or shine.
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For more information about StrikeCamp Fitness and upcoming classes, visit www.strikecampfitness.com.
When & Where
StrikeCamp Fitness is the brainchild of fitness kickboxing instructor Heather Shaffer. While Heather enjoys teaching fitness kickboxing classes, she felt that they lack something. So, she decided to integrate everything she loves in a workout—high-intensity intervals, kickboxing, and the outdoors—into a new type of class, and StrikeCamp Fitness was born.
Heather has more than 10 years of experience with fitness kickboxing, trained for about 1 year in MMA-style kickboxing, and is currently completing training in American kickboxing. Heather prefers hardcore circuit workouts without the fluff of choreography and dance moves. She is CPR/AED certified and received a fitness kickboxing certification from AmeriKick in 2009, a group kickboxing instructor certification from AFAA in 2012, and a TRX group instructor certification in 2012. Heather is preparing for her personal trainer certification exam through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
In addition to her unique outdoor kickboxing bootcamp classes, Heather also teaches fitness kickboxing at AmeriKick Lansdale on Monday and Wednesday nights as well as kickboxing basics in a private setting.