Corepower Boot Camp Recap

September 27
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Yesterday I completed my first ever Boot Camp at Corepower Yoga. It was intense. Monday-Friday 6-7am circuit training workouts with a break in the middle for cardio and abs, then Saturdays 7-8am we would do Tabata workouts and we were encouraged to take our usual yoga classes on top of this. I am a hardcore yogi, I pretty much only do yoga with the exception of the occasional jog or hike and a few sculpt classes here and there. This is mainly because it’s what I enjoy and can stick with. Every other exercise I tend to not look forward to but getting on my mat feels like a treat rather than a chore. Lately however, I have really felt the need to switch up my routine and increase my strength. 

I can’t deny that just like when I started hot yoga I wanted to do this boot camp for physical results. To my surprise, just like in yoga I got so much more. It was a mental challenge as much as it was physical. It took a lot of dedication because getting up that early is NOT easy for me. Being sore to go workout again was even tougher. The first few days I just felt exhausted but about half way through I noticed a huge energy increase. One of the best things about it was that I got to really witness myself getting stronger day by day. My stamina increased, it helped me improve in my yoga practice and yes, I also saw a physical difference. But really it became less about my appearance and more about the satisfaction I got from doing more push ups than I thought I could or sprinting faster than I ever have. I feel so healthy and strong and THAT is more important than anything on the outside. Feeling this good also encouraged extra good eating habits and I cut out my night-time wine drinking (minus Saturday night ;)). 

The whole experience really made me have so much gratitude for my body and the joy that exercise can bring. I hope to continue to switch up my routine regularly and get off my mat to try other things. Right now I am really trying to exercise as much as I can outside before it gets too cold. 

What’s your favorite way to exercise?

Always,

Amber

 

  1. Melanie

    September 27

    I loved loved this post! So glad you tried the bootcamp I have yet to try it but sounds similar to the training experience became less about I’ll look good in 3 months then wow I feel amazing. 🙂

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    November 28

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    November 28

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  4. Kitty

    December 2

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    December 2

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