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Get a boot camp workout at home with this move

Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to get the benefits of a boot camp workout at home with this simple move. WATCH NOW

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Globe & Mail: Boot camps and cleanses: Do they work? Are they safe?

The question: I really want to kick-start some healthy changes to my life, so I’m thinking of doing a two-week boot camp and cleanse. Are they effective, and are they safe? The answer: It really depends on the severity of … Continue reading

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Looking for a fitness challenge? Final week of Boot Camp!

Just because it’s the final week doesn’t mean we’re going to let up the pace. This week, I want you to keep up your cardio intervals – in fact, I want you to do even more intervals. Read More

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New exercises, more intervals: Boot Camp Week 3

Cardio: Aim for three cardio segments at 60 to 85 per cent of your max heart rate plus one interval session. Any cardio workout will do. Good options include walking, jogging, elliptical or swimming. Read More

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More reps, more cardio: Ready for Boot Camp Week 2?

Welcome to Week 2 of the 2013 Globe Life Boot Camp. This week, amp up your cardio by doing three cardio workouts at 60- to 85-per-cent of your max heart rate. Any cardio workout will do. Good options include walking, … Continue reading

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2013 Globe Life Boot Camp: Ready to get fit?

New year, new you: This easy-to-follow, full-body program will help kick-start your fitness for 2013. You can do it at the gym or in your own living room – so there’s no excuse to miss a workout. The intensity ramps … Continue reading

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How can I keep my summer boot camp success going?

THE QUESTION: I have gotten great results from a summer outdoor boot camp, but it’s winding down. Can you suggest my next step? THE ANSWER: It’s important that you continue to challenge yourself (and if you haven’t been doing an … Continue reading

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Boot Camp Week 4: Push your body to the limit

Welcome to Week 4 of The Globe and Mail’s Summer 2012 Boot Camp. Remember to always check with your doctor before starting a new fitness routine. Remember, intervals are relative to your fitness level. If you are a beginner, your … Continue reading

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Boot Camp Week 3: Get fit faster with cardio intervals

Beginner and advanced: Do the workout three times a week, on non-consecutive days. Do each of the weight circuits three times though. Beginner: In the middle cardio segment, do the lower end of recommended intervals. Advanced: In the middle cardio … Continue reading

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Welcome to Summer Boot Camp: Get moving – and get outdoors

Summer is finally here and no doubt your figure is on your mind. How could it not be, with all those shorts, swimsuits and sundresses? Take advantage of the warm, sunny days to make fitness fun again. Read More

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Globe & Mail Articles: Boot Camp 2012: Your questions answered

The question: I have a few queries about your boot camp. Should the cardio exercises be done before the circuit or after them? What cardio workouts can I do at home? Also, what are good cool-down exercises? The answer: If … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Boot Camp Week 4: Firm all over with 10 simple moves

Welcome to Week 4 of Globe Life’s 2012 Winter Boot Camp. This four-week program, designed by personal trainer Kathleen Trotter, can be done at home or at the gym. In this final week, we’re challenging all the major muscle groups. … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Boot Camp Week 3: Tighten your tush in 20 minutes

Welcome to Week 3 of Globe Life’s 2012 Winter Boot Camp. This four-week program, designed by personal trainer Kathleen Trotter, can be done at home or at the gym, whether you’re looking to get back on the workout wagon or … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Boot Camp Week 2 – Tone those arms

Welcome to Week 2 of Globe Life’s 2012 Winter Boot Camp. This four-week program, designed by personal trainer Kathleen Trotter, can be done at home or at the gym, whether you’re looking to get back on the workout wagon or … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Welcome to Boot Camp 2012

The holidays are over and it’s time to get back in shape. I designed this four-week boot camp to help anyone who has fallen off the workout wagon get back into the regular routine of working out. If you’re just … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: How to avoid a post-boot-camp plateau

The question: I really enjoyed your six-week summer boot camp. What do you recommend I do now that I have completed it? Should I add more reps? I really don’t want to plateau. The answer: Don’t increase the reps. Instead, … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Work up a sweat in week five of our summer boot camp

Our six-week boot camp from personal trainer Kathleen Trotter – featuring two weight-training circuits that change every week, as well as recommendations for cardio workouts – will jump-start your fitness routine to help get you in shape just in time … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Ramp up the cardio in this week’s summer boot camp

Our six-week boot camp from personal trainer Kathleen Trotter – featuring two weight-training circuits that change every week, as well as recommendations for cardio workouts – will jump-start your fitness routine to help get you in shape just in time … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Boot Camp – Add intervals for intensity

Our six-week boot camp from personal trainer Kathleen Trotter – featuring two weight-training circuits that change every week, as well as recommendations for cardio workouts – will jump-start your fitness routine to help get you in shape just in time … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Summer Boot Camp Week 2

Our six-week boot camp from personal trainer Kathleen Trotter – featuring two weight-training circuits that change every week, as well as recommendations for cardio workouts – will jump-start your fitness routine to help get you in shape just in time … Continue reading

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