Personally I’d like to do it for four weeks, twice a week, and really get people going with their summer fitness. But part of me wonders how hard it will be for people (women) with kids/jobs to get there twice a week. I’d love some input. As I said, this is my first boot camp, I’m going to be working through the town rec department and really want to make a good impression. =) THANKS!!
We do a 6 week on one week off rotation: At first we offered 4 times a week, but now we offer 2 times a week hoping to go back to 3 times a week!
Many bootcamps go for 10 weeks on 2 weeks off.
Basically it’s a matter of committment: Also I feel it takes at least 6 weeks to see results.
Time of day is very important: think about your demographics. We offer 6:30 p.m. and working moms love it.
However, you know your market best
We also have a no refund policy which really helps with decision making.
Starting my summer camp back this year and it will run for 8 weeks, 2 days per week. 1 week off, and back for one last 8 weeks. I hold it early (6am) but that’s the best time for me, and the turnout is good.
If you can get people to interact with each other, it will be successful. Oh, and listen to Susan on the no refund policy. Less quitting involved before camp begins that way.
Good Luck to ya!
I really think that 2 a week is only going to benefit you & the bootcampers. I have found with my clients who train with me once a week they expect the same results as those training 2 to 4 a week.
As for 4 or 6 weeks – I really like 6 week programs however have found people are more likely to committ to a 4 week program. (This of course is my demographics)
Best of Luck to you!
Hi Terri. Congrats on your new boot camp! I think that you’ve somewhat already answered one of your own questions. Twice a week meeting in my opinion is a MUST! As you said in your question, this will not only “really get people going,” but I think that it will help keep that momentum from week-to-week.
As for the 4 or 6 weeks format, that’s a more difficult question. I don’t think that there is a magic answer for that one. In my opinion, it’s probably good to start of outlining your program on paper, give some thought to your exercise progression etc. and then based on that, decide whether this fits best in a 4 week or 6 week format. A final consideration may be cost.
I hope that this helps. Good luck!!!
I hold 2 types of Outdoor Workouts:
(1) 21-Day: 3 times a week 5:30-6:00a or 6:30-7:00a or
(2) 4-Week Total Fitness Wokout (same schedule but I add a 60-min on Sat)
This way I give them the option of what they want to do, how long they want to commit. All programs are paid in advance and I’ve been doing this for the past 2 years without breaks as they don’t like to miss any sessions if possible.
Good Luck and Much Success!!