What Makes the JMAC18 a Great Bootcamp Workout?

Are you ready to get back to the gym now that the stay-at-home orders have been eased?

Are you looking for a complete workout that builds strength and endurance?

It is tough to find time for fitness between work, kids, and household chores!

Have you considered a bootcamp workout? Not sure if it’s right for you? Given the right information, the right instructor, and a free class to boot (see what we did there?) we’re confident you’ll see the benefit of the JMAC18.

The JMAC18 bootcamp workout is made up of intense interval training, great for people who like variety, like to challenge themselves, and are short on time. Like most bootcamp workouts, each class includes a variety of exercises to build strength, endurance, and agility. But unlike a lot of bootcamps that use same-old, repetitive workouts, we value intensity and variety over duration.

The JMAC18 is a different 18-minute workout every class, focusing on functional movements, strength, agility, balance, and stamina. And personalization! We’re not all at the same fitness level. Our workouts can be ramped-up or toned down to fit your goals and needs.

We use bodyweight exercises, kettlebell drills, sandbags, and more! 

We know a bootcamp workout might not be right for you, and we want you to be sure before you commit to any workout program. That’s why JMAC always invites you to try a class for free.

You’ll never know until you try! The JMAC18 might be just the push you need to get back on track with your fitness. 

50-second rounds. 10-second transitions. Never the same workout twice.

What makes a good bootcamp workout?

The exercises may change from class to class, but we think a good bootcamp workout always does these five things:

  • Exercises different muscle groups, but the overall workout trains all or most of the body
  • Incorporates aerobic and muscle building exercises
  • Allows you to stay within safe limits of exertion
  • Includes both simple and complex motions
  • Keeps you interested!

How to make the best of your bootcamp workout

Whether you’re new to working out or consider the gym your second home, you can benefit by exercising with intention:

  • Focus on the exercise you're doing at the moment 
  • Do the motions cleanly, within your capabilities
  • Modify exercises that cause pain or risk of injury
  • Try to keep your mind in your body; don't daydream during the exercises
  • Hydrate before, during and after
  • Take time for recovery between workouts. A day of rest between workout days is often the right ratio.

We think the JMAC18 is the simplest bootcamp on the planet! And the most fun! We introduce the workout at 7:30, start the timer around 7:36, and you’ll be done and on your way by 7:54. It might be the best 18 minutes of your day. 

JMAC offers martial arts training and self-defense in Ann Arbor. We’ve been providing Ann Arbor and the Southeast Michigan area with classes for all ages and sizes for over 14 years! 

If you’d like to learn more, call (734) 720-0330 or email us at info@japanesemartialartscenter.com.