Boot Camp By The Bay

Think there are just walkers, runners, and golfers using Chambers Creek Properties on an early Saturday morning? Think again. There's a FREE weekly boot camp by the bay. Read on.

What does a leisurely Saturday morning look like to you?  Sleeping in? Sipping coffee and catching up on the news? Relaxing and devouring an enormous cinnamon roll?

For the folks at Fircrest’s Innovative Fitness, leisure is getting prepared to host a rockin’ fitness boot camp at the that gets hearts a thumpin’, muscles a pumpin’ and feet a-movin.’

Held every Saturday morning at 7:20 a.m., Innovative Fitness invites you to join them for an outside workout like no other. These workouts are designed to give you a taste of strengthening, flexibility, core exercises and more in a challenging, fun, and positive “boot camp” style atmosphere.

Even the cement structures in the get in on the act.

Participants use bands for some of the exercise and these bands are literally wrapped around the structures to offer resistance and tension. Talk about using your environment.

And speaking of environment, working out in the outdoors with spectacular Chambers Bay as a backdrop?  Sign me up.

So, how did this unique program get started?

“We wanted  to offer this program as a way for folks to try it out to see how they like it,” said Jesse Ewell, manager of Innovative Fitness.

Apparently, a lot of folks like it. According to Ewell, there are typically 40 to 50 participants at a session.

However, being outdoors could offer its challenges. Like our weather. Eventually, this amazing and sunny weather is bound to come to an end. So what then? Ewell remains optimistic.

“We are going to keep coming here as long as the weather holds out. After that, we’ll find somewhere close to have it inside.” Problem solved.


Here are some details you should know before you go:

Innovative Fitness offers more than just boot camps. They can craft custom workouts and health and wellness plans to satisfy every client’s needs and goals.  Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page to get the full flavor of the team, the fitness center, and the clients.

All participants MUST sign a liability waiver in order to participate.

This program is free for new participants for the first session. In the future, return participants may expect to pay a fee of $10 to $15.

It’s recommended to arrive about 7:15 a.m., in the Central Meadow. (This week, however, the group plans to meet at . This could change in the coming weeks depending on the weather. Contact Innovative Fitness to find out exact location)

Do plan on about 60 minutes or so for the program.

(Click here to see a video of the workout)

This writer (oh, what I will do for Patch!) will actually be participating in this Saturday’s boot camp and will be chronicling my experiences right here on Patch for your information (and possible amusement).  Hopefully, I will still be able to type. Wish me luck!

Jackie Fender September 09, 2011 at 10:36 PM
You are a warrior! Free is awesome...that's a weebit early in the a.m. for yours truly but excited to hear how it goes for you!!!
Kim Thompson September 10, 2011 at 09:29 PM
I did it! Innovative Fitness puts on an awesome boot camp! Watch for my take as an, uh, "embedded reporter."


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