Necessary Equipment For Outdoor Boot Camp?
In April I will be conducting outdoor boot camp classes and currently in the process of purchasing equipment. If you were to hold a boot camp class, what would be 5-10 pieces of equipment you would include (i.e. Agility ladder, battle rope, etc)? Thank you in advance!!
For a lightweight camp
1) Resistance bands
2) Stability balls
3) Cones of flags
4) Medicine balls (I use the smaller soft ones 2-8 lbs)
5) Tennis balls (I always have a can in my outdoor bag)
For unrestricted weight
6) Aerobic steps (I take about 1 for every 3 attendees)
7) Rubber medicine balls
8) Sand bags
9) 5-15lbs kettle bells (Found some plastic sand filled ones at second time stores)
10) 2 x 5 lbs dumbells
11) Exercise mat
I've held outdoor groups with just a smile but the "toys" really gets them into the atmosphere. These are what I've been using over the last couple of years. Good luck to ya.
The outdoor boot camp that I do consist of TRX suspension, battle rope, Med balls, cones and I have my clients bring their own 10-20lb set of DB. Most of the exercises are body weight your so limited equipment is needed. Good luck and have fun!!
I hope that this helps.
Mac Dodds M.A., Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
I'm a fan of a variety of equipment, however, and my favorites are:
TRX if anchor point available.
Also, I like to play games; I bring dice or poker cards to use for reps or time; and we play balloon volleyball for active rest.
I use kettlebells, sandbags, cones, battling rores, weight bars, resistance bands and jump ropes for my outdoor classes.
The other posters seemed to cover about everything. I'm not sure if anyone mentioned extra long resistance bands for sprint work.
My top 3 lightweight items are:
Long fabric covered tubing (8 foot by Twist)
Lebert Buddy straps
Bender Balls - in grass, the balls can double as cones as they won't roll
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