Miss V’s Boot Camp – Day 3

Day 3 of Boot Camp.

We knew it would be inside and mostly weights. So I guessed my legs would have a bit of a rest and we would be working out arms mostly.

Well…. we did workout arms a lot. But that did not mean the legs got any rest.

The routine on Day 3 was to do a series of 12 reps of each exercise, then 30 seconds of dancing (or running to water fountain to re-hydrate…), then 11 reps, dance, 10 reps, dance, 9 reps, dance, 8 reps, dance, 7 reps, dance, 6 reps, dance, 5 reps, dance, 4 reps, dance, 3 reps, dance, 2 reps, dance, 1 rep, dance, and we were done!

But boy! It was not easy! After the 12, 11 and 10 I felt really dehydrating, so I was one of the ones dancing to the water fountain.

The exercises were the following:

Jumping Jacks

JumpingJacks

45 degree Pushups 

Pushups

Double Row

DoubleRow

Squat Press (weight overhead)

SquatPress

Jumping Lunges

JumpingLounges

Side Plank Switches

SidePlankSwitches

Supermans

Supermans

Squat Biceps Alternating

SquadBiceps

Mountain Climbers

MountainClimbers

Bent Over Reverse Flies

BentOverReverseFlies

Lunges with Shoulder Presses

LungesWithShoulderPress

Triceps Standing

TricepsStanding

For the holiday bling we did PJ Day and we all wore pajama pants for workout.

BAGAJES_Day3

We also found out today that PJs are way too warm for working out. But that’s fine. It added up the amount of sweat which is supposed to be a good thing, right?

And of course, our antlers, sparkly pigtails, and also some rubber bracelets with star stickers.

But 11 am class went even more creative and did some customized wreaths, which granted them so many points that they got really close to the leads, in spite of being a 3-day class only and hence have less point opportunities.
The leadership though switched from 8:00 class to 9:00 am class. But we’re still in second, since we were able to pass 8:00 am with our PJs… Yay!

Class Standings 12/19:  (Reminder: these standings don’t reflect the ‘averaging’ that Roxanne is going to help me do to reflect mini-bootcamp’s 3 day)
7am: “Yogis” 36 points
8am  “50 Shades”: 90 points
9am: “11 of 9”  99 points
10am “BAGAJES”:  94 points
11am: “Jiggle PLANK” 82 points

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Miss V’s Boot Camp – Day 2

On the second day of Boot Camp we did lots of running again.

But in a different way.

Sit down and up several times.

SitDownUP

We were split into 2 teams of 3 (Sayed and Erika could still not make it to class :().

We would compete to run in zigzag making airplane around the cones and then sprinting back once midfield was reached.

ZigZag

Then sit down and up several times again (that was actually our rest between running sprees)

A balancing exercise: Right knee up, arms up, then reach your right hand into your left calf, making a T. Then the other side. 4 times each side

KneeUpToCapitalT

ZigZag run again.

Sit down and up again

Squad and Lounges across the whole field, coming back on bear crawl.

SquadAndLounge BearCrawl

ZigZag run again.

Sit down and up again

Balance wresting with closed eyes.BalanceWrestling

ZigZag run again.

Sit down and up again

Then, the last and most challenging one, burpies.

12 burpies, sit down and up, 11 burpies, sit down and up, 10 burpies, sit down and up, 9 burpies, sit down and up, 8 burpies, sit down and up, 7 burpies, sit down and up, 6 burpies, sit down and up, 5 burpies, sit down and up, 4 burpies, sit down and up, 3 burpies, sit down and up, 2 burpies, sit down and up, 1 burpie, sit down and up.

Burpies

Then help Miss V set up the 12 Days of Christmas Workout for the 11:00 class that’s starting today.

That was Day 2!

I guess. I may be forgetting something… So whoever was there that is reading this, please remind me if I missed anything and I’ll update the post.

For points, we decided that instead of doing Pig Tail Mondays, we would be doing Pig Tail Week and wear them every day.

We also had face painting and our antlers.

BAGAJES_Day2

But the 8:00 class did fancy stuff and passed us on the points… 😦

Class Standings 12/18:  (Reminder: these standings don’t reflect the ‘averaging’ that Roxanne is going to help me do to reflect mini-bootcamp’s 3 day)
7am: “Yogis” 32 points
8am  “50 Shades”: 79 points
9am: “11 of 9”  63 points
10am “BAGAJES”:  74 points
11am: “Jiggle PLANK” 31 points

Miss V’s Boot Camp Week

This week in the one week in December when Miss V has her traditional Boot Camp, with classes every day for a week, between the fall and winter regular sessions.

I used to workout with her, having started on Fall 2010 and ending after Boot Camp 2011.

This year, I worked out at a gym instead, so I’d go after work, and not have a too long of a break during business hours.

Boot Camp is typically open only for current clients of her, which was not my case this year, but this time she decided to open it up also to former clients. And that’s when I signed up.

I also gave up the idea of the gym and for next year, starting in January,  I’ll be back with her + ProClub. Yay!

So this week is Boot Camp. And it’s also the week I’m going back to Miss V, after exactly a year. Meaning, it’s been tough.

But it’s soooooooo much fun!!!!

For the Boot Camps she does competition for point among the classes.

The rules:

BootCamp Competition:  Each day each class starts off with 10 points – how you & your team performs and works together adds or subtracts.

Each day your class will be given points on a variety of criteria – including, but not limited to:

  • attendance
  • being ready to workout 5 minutes EARLY (good time to razz, cheer on, sing carols to the previous class)
  • MOJO (positive energy and fun)
  • Holiday spirit
  • Creativity
  • Providing smiles & laughter

Points will be deducted for the following – including, but not limited to:

  • Asking/inferring/demanding/whining for points
  • Whining
  • Tardiness
  • Non-excused absences
  • Grinch-like behavior
  • Bootcamp shirts (from any year) must be worn every day (however, as I’ve heard rumors of “theme days” – it will be excused if the ENTIRE class is in them attire)

1st chance for your team to add 10 bonus points: the team that submits payment & picks up their shirts first

Our 10:00 class was the one that got the 10 points for submitting payment first! We were also the first ones to come up with a name, which granted us some more extra points.

The name we picked was BAGAJES, which is an acronym made with the first letter of our first names: Brit, Ariane, Gabi/Gomathy, Ariane (again, just for the effect), Joyce, Erika and Sayed, but also stands for: Bootylicious Asses Giggling And Jamming Swankily! (the E, for Erika, was added later, and I don’t think we came up with some other meaning for it…)

So before the classes even started we were already ahead of the other classes with 44 points.

Class standings before the 1st day of class:
7am: “Yogis” 11 points
8am  “50 Shades”: 35 points
9am: “11 of 9”  35 points
10am “BAGAJES”:  44 points
11am: “Jiggle PLANK” 6 points

Of course that early leadership does not necessarily mean we’ll be always ahead. By the end of the second day, 8:00 class had passed us… 😦

I’ll write a post for each day of Boot Camp, so it doesn’t get too long.

The very first day is typically the one we run the most. That’s the day we do our “12 days of Christmas Workout”.

What that means?

In doubles, and singing the workout name on each station:

1 Loooong Wall Sit!

WallSit

then run to station 2:

2 Easy Squads!

Squads

Back to 1 running diagonally to the side of the field, then run to 3:

3 Jump Turns!

JumpTurns

Then back to 2, then back to 1, always running diagonally to the side of the field between each station, then run to 4:

4 Jumping Jacks!

JumpingJacks

Then back to 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 5:

5 Jumping Knees!

JumpingKnees

Then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 6:

6 Triceps Pushups!

Pushups

Then back to 5, then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 7:

7 Jumping Lounges!

JumpingLounges

Then back to 6, then back to 5, then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 8:

8 Mountain Climbers!

MountainClimbers

Then back to 7, then back to 6, then back to 5, then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 9:

9 Ladies Dancing!

Dancing

Then back to 8, then back to 7, then back to 6, then back to 5, then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 10:

10 Out and In Squads!

OutInSquad

Then back to 9, then back to 8, then back to 7, then back to 6, then back to 5, then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 11:

11 Sideway Skaters!

SidewaySkaters

Then back to 10, then back to 9, then back to 8, then back to 7, then back to 6, then back to 5, then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, then run to 12, the last station:

12 Burpies!

Burpies

Then back to 11, then back to 10, then back to 9, then back to 8, then back to 7, then back to 6, then back to 5, then back to 4, then back 3, then back to 2, then back to 1, and we’re done!

Looots of running and jumping!

I paired with Shauna and we did good. It was the first time she was a Miss V’s Boot Camp and it was my coming back, so we kept a similar pace (I did a bit better, but just a little bit)

That was Day 1!

For points we had reindeer head bands that jingles. The jingle bells helped a lot in keeping our energy and spirits up high. Yay!

From left to right: Ariane, Gomathy, Brit, Shauna, Joyce and myself

From left to right: Ariane, Gomathy, Brit, Shauna, Joyce and myself

By the end of the day, Class 8:00 was closer to us, but we were still in the lead:

Class Standings 12/17:
7am: “Yogis” 23 points
8am  “50 Shades”: 53 points
9am: “11 of 9”  45 points
10am “BAGAJES”:  58 points
11am: “Jiggle PLANK” 16 points

Go BAGAJES!!!!