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.
I hope that this helps.
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!!
Mac Dodds M.A., Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
I use kettlebells, sandbags, cones, battling rores, weight bars, resistance bands and jump ropes for my outdoor classes.
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.
The other posters seemed to cover about everything. I'm not sure if anyone mentioned extra long resistance bands for sprint work.