Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ultimate Bootcamp for me?
Ultimate Bootcamp is for anyone who has a minimal aerobic base, can quickly walk at least one mile comfortably and wants results! What sets us apart from other boot camps is our Trainer's expertise to adapt the exercises to any fitness level.
We don't scream or belittle you if you aren't able to accomplish an exericse; egos are not welcome here. We don't hold you back if you're eager to gain maximum athletic performance; we want you to fly as high as you can. Ultimate Bootcamp Trainers are EXPERTS at coaching different levels of fitness so everyone can get results.
If you have prior injuries or conditions that you think might limit your participation, speak to your physician to see if becoming more physically active by attending Ultimate Bootcamp is right for you.
Who participates in Ultimate Bootcamp?
Ultimate Bootcamp participants all have one thing in common, they all want motivation and results. Whether you're an average New Englander looking to jump-start a fitness routine, change up your current routine, get in shape for a wedding or a former athlete looking for a new challenge, Ultimate Bootcamp provides the motivation and positive group atmosphere for your success. Our program produces results because our talented trainers love to push YOU towards YOUR fitness goals.
What kind of exercises will we be doing?
Ultimate Bootcamp classes are designed to give you a total body workout each week with our Double Calorie-Burn Formula. One day we might be doing hill work challenges and lower body, the next day we might be doing partner exercises, athletic drills and relay races. No two classes are ever the same. You'll get the benefit of being trained by multiple motivating trainers throughout your 4 week session. You're body will be kept guessing and progression and you'll never be bored.
I'm not a runner, do we have to run in class?
Ultimate Bootcamp isn't a running club. Ask a class of 30 bootcampers if they LOVE to run, and only a few will raise their hands! We DO utilize jogging in our daily warm-ups and in some drills to get your body warm and heart rate up. Also be prepared to keep your heart-rate up by doing high knees, jumping jacks, side shuffles and other cardio drills.
Speaking of heart rate, if you have a heart rate monitor, wear it to class. You'll be amazed how many calories you burn during and even after Ultimate Bootcamp workouts!
How old is the average participant?
While you have to be at least 18 years of age to participate in Ultimate Bootcamp programs, bootcampers come from all age brackets. College athletes and grandparents can be seen in our boot camps, both of which have experienced great results from our fitness programs. To determine the average age of the participants at your neighborhood Ultimate Bootcamp location, all you need to do is take a look at your local banks, grocery stores and parks to find out who might attend the classes in your area.
What kind of results can I expect from doing 4 weeks of Ultimate Bootcamp?
The average exerciser burns 500-700 calories in each Ultimate Bootcamp class! And although everyone is different here are some results our thousands of clients have seen
- Drop 1 dress size in 4 weeks
- Lost 43 pounds in 6 months
- increase strength by 47%
- more energy
- more confident in your skin
- compliments on their new, "toned" bodies
Can I drop into a 4-week bootcamp to try it out?
Because we want participants to see results in Ultimate Bootcamp 4-week programs, we increase the intensity and pace of the workouts from the first week to the last week. Since safety is our first concern, dropping into an Ultimate Bootcamp session already in progress is a risk. But, there is good news!
You can sample Ultimate Bootcamp workouts by registering and attending a weekend morning Bootcamp BASICS class. It's the perfect way to get a taste of what Ultimate Bootcamp is all about in a safe and fun setting where the workouts are tailored to you.
[SUMMER UPDATE: You can attend your first week of Ultimate Bootcamp for only $39. Details up top]
If I sign up for a 4-week bootcamp, can I switch between morning and evening classes?
Yes, you can. Purchasing an ultiPASS Flex or ultiPASS unlimited will give you the flexibility to switch between morning and evening classes.
A 4-week bootcamp session has already begin, can I join in?
Our 4-week classes are programmed for the gradual increase in intensity over the 4 week time period. Your safety is our first concern. Contact our Office Manager to see if room is available in the class of your choice and if you're eligible to register.
Can I make-up classes if I miss a few?
Signing up for an Ultimate Bootcamp session means a commitment to yourself for 4 weeks. Being at class every day will help you successfully achieve your goals. If you miss a class, make-up classes are not available. In cases of long term sickness, emergencies or you know ahead of time that you will not be able to make it to parts of a 4-week bootcamp, contact our Office Manager. We are happy to work with you to make other arrangements.
What happens in bad weather?
Ultimate Bootcamp meets rain or shine! Of course, in dangerous conditions, Ultimate Bootcamp will be cancelled. Classes will be made up the Friday of the same week when possible. If class is definitively cancelled - in instances when major snow or flood emergencies are issued ahead of time - a message will appear one hour before class either on the home page of our web site or the voice message system. If there is no message, your Trainer will be waiting for you!
With weather changing so quickly throughout New England, a lightening storm one hour before class could turn into a light sprinkle by the time class begins, and vice versa. There have been rare occasions when class is cancelled during the workout for the safety of the participants.
Is there a place to store my bags and valuables while we workout?
Since we are a 'rolling bootcamp' and travel throughout the parks and neighborhoods, we do not have a safe place to store your belongings, especially valuables. If you need to bring keys or other small belongings with you, we suggest a belted-carryall - such as a runners waist belt - to keep your belongings on your person at all times.
In certain instances, a Trainer may offer to lock valuables and/or belongings in his or her car (if they have a vehicle). Even under these circumstances, a Trainer nor Ultimate Bootcamp will be responsible for lost, stolen, or mistakenly-taken items.
What do I need to bring to class?
Bring a bottle of water, a positive attitude and a towel for after class...you might get a little dirty!
For indoor workouts, a padded mat will help protect your knees, elbows and spine from the hard wood floors. Also, a towel will be helpful to keep the floors sweat-free and slip-free.
What should I wear to bootcamp?
Dress in layers. While working out in the summer or winter months, you will sweat a great deal. If you wear a moisture-wicking shirt as your first layer, you'll be a lot more comfortable. Given that you'll be working out outdoors you might be asked to exercise in the grass. So don't come dressed in your new designer sweat suit!
Indoor workout locations during the colder months are often heated, so dressing in layers is also a good idea.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
You should be in a newer pair of athletic shoes that are made specifically for your feet and the way you walk/run. It all starts from the ground up, so being in the appropriate pair of shoes will help protect your knees, shins, and back from injury. Most bootcampers find running shoes with good lateral support a better option than cross trainers as they tend to be more appropriate for high impact workouts. To be sure you're in the right sneakers, go to a knowledgeable shoe store where they observe your stride and foot type before fitting you in a pair of shoes. Tell them you will be doing "bootcamp activities" such as running on uneven surfaces, jumping and performing multi-directional movements.
How much water should I be drinking?
You'd be surprised how easy it is to dehydrate. Sweating during sleep (especially during the humid months), drinking caffeinated liquids such as coffee, alcohol, etc., and exercising are just some of the ways in which you lower the body's level of hydration. Make sure you're drinking at LEAST 65-70 fl. oz. of water throughout the day. Try to remember the 40/40 rule of 40 oz. of water per 40 minutes of exercise; at least 8 before, 24 during, and 8 afterwards. Sports drinks with electrolytes can be a good addition to your water intake to help replenish potassium and calcium in your body if you are a heavy sweater. If you're unsure about your level of hydration, check your urine, the darker it is, the more dehydrated you are.
What should I be eating?
It all depends on your goals but across the board, all Ultimate Bootcamp participants need to fuel their bodies with energy to have successful workouts. If you're working out too early in the morning to eat breakfast, be sure to eat well the night before. Foods such as whole wheat pastas and whole grains are good sources of energy-rich complex carbohydrates. If you're working out in the evening, have a sensible snack about two hours beforehand. A low-fat energy bar and/or fruit are quite suitable.
After your workouts, make sure you eat well enough to replenish your depleted stores. Muscles need extra help to recover from the damage done by intense activity. Protein aids in the recovery of worked muscles, so try to eat some lean protein within an hour of your workout. Getting enough protein (egg whites, chicken, tuna, etc.) does NOT mean skipping on your carbs!! Not having enough fuel in your tank can lead to light-headedness or dizziness during classes.
For more nutrition information, visit the Ultimate Bootcamp Blog.
When will I start to see results?
As you tone the body with the systematically designed 4-week bootcamp program, you gain lean muscle and burn fat. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism becomes. The faster your metabolism, the better your body will be at burning calories not only during workouts, but throughout your day's normal activities - even while sleeping!
An average bootcamper will begin to feel their pants loosen and waist line shrink during a 4 week session. Depending on your gender, age and metabolism, most people see a difference on the scale during weeks 4 and beyond. Once you get your metabolism on track, the results come even quicker weeks 5, 6 and beyond. As you find your fitness foundation your Fitness Trainer can coach you towards your personalized fitness goals.
How can I make sure I'm working at a level suitable for me?
Your Ultimate Bootcamp Fitness Trainers are not only your biggest motivator, but they are also there for your support. It's OKAY and EXPECTED that clients speak up before, during or after class to make sure their needs are being met. Ask questions, tell them your goals and keep the lines of communication open.
If for some reason you do not wish to speak with your Fitness Trainer directly, please don't hesitate to call or email us. We want to make sure everyone is getting the most out of their Ultimate Bootcamp experience!
I've finished a 4 week bootcamp, now what?
Almost everyone attends a 4 week Ultimate Bootcamp program because they want a kick-start to their fitness routine or they need to shake it up. Your fitness journey doesn't end with a 4 week bootcamp, it's actually a new beginning.
Our Progressive Fitness Formula is designed to help you gain results quickly, without burning out or over training. Many bootcampers have been surprised at how quickly they see results with the guidance of our Fitness Trainers and camaraderie from the positive group environment that they return for another 4 week session. What's different the 2nd time around? Or even your 5th time around? YOU!
It doesn't matter if you were at the head of the pack in every exercise, or just happy that you made it through the hour long workouts, you get stronger, leaner and gain confidence. As our Fitness Trainers recognize your progression and talk to you about your fitness goals, they become your personal coach; pushing you harder, providing more challenging workout options and won't let you slack off so you continue to see results. The personalized coaching at a fraction of the cost of personal training is the reason why so many New Englanders use Ultimate Bootcamp as their go-to, year-round workout.
How do I register for classes?
Online registration is required for all Ultimate Bootcamp programs. Online registrations close Thursday midnight before a class or program begins.
Can I register for my friend, partner or co-worker?
No. Due to the health history information and other Agreements required for electronic registration you may not register for third parties.
Can I just show up to a class?
If your name is not on our electronic rosters, for your safety - and the safety of others in the class - you will NOT BE ALLOWED to participate in the workout.
What types of payment are accepted?
To safely and securely process your online payments, we use the online vendor PayPal. A PayPal account is NOT required to process credit or debit card payments.
- Credit/Debit Card
- E-Checks (PayPal Account required)
- PayPal (PayPal Account required).
What is your refund policy?
Bootcamp Basics, Special Workshops and Clinics are non-refundable. You may contact us 3 business days or more before the class begins in order to transfer your registration to a future Bootcamp Basics Class.
Ultimate Bootcamp 4-week or X Blast fitness programs may be refunded, minus a $40 administration fee, if you contact us by noon, the Wednesday before a session begins. Classes are non-refundable once the session begins. Refunds processed 60 days or more after the initial purchase are subject to PayPal's 2.5% processing fee.
Discounts, coupons, scrip, and other promotional pricing may not be combined. Refunds are not available for promotional pricing on previous purchases.
In cases of illness, injury or other extreme situations, pro-rated credit may be given for future bootcamp classes if you contact Ultimate Bootcamp as soon as you are aware a situation has arisen. In some cases, a physicians note will be required.
In the rare instance Ultimate Bootcamp is forced to make a cancellation, your registration may be forwarded into an alternate session or class or refunded at your request.
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