Category Archives: Bootcamp

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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