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?
While I teach boot camps all the time in a small area without any running whatsoever, when I did teach at a facility where we utilized the small indoor track occasionally for short distances, I had a client who sustained an injury that prevented them from running – they would jump on the bike or elliptical while the others used the track.
If you’re working in an area where such a thing isn’t possible, I recommend giving them another exercise to do – Hamstring curls, knee ups, marching, etc.
For the record, I am NOT a runner! I agree 100% with Martin, not everyone should run. I pride myself on providing a safe, effective, and fun workout that can take place at ANY location, indoors or out, and running is not a large focus in any of them.