I’m starting a new BC & am curious if this becomes too much of an obstacle/ or too limiting in program design? especially since their are a lot of sprinting type drills/exercises.. and workouts where you want to travel large areas.. If you do have NON- RUNNERS, what types of things do you do to accommodate them?
I have instructed multiple large bootcamp classes where running long distances was part of the program. The most simple way to answer your question is that you need to design a program that is progressive and designed to target the overall physical condition of your participants. If you are planning to include long runs in your program and you have non-runners in your class, then you will need to approach it as if your participants are beginners runners and come up with a plan that will help them increase their running conditioning. Otherwise you will lose them as clients for this particular class. Every drill, exercise and routine needs to be designed towards that goal. Without knowing the dynamic of your group, is difficult to give you a more specific answer. Make sure you know your participants strengths and weaknesses as best as you can because once the classes begin you will have very little time to think.