It’s baaaaaack! Canggu Fitness Centre’s boot camps are making a return to the schedule and if you are looking to step up your exercise regime a notch or seeking that bootylicious butt (post Easter indulgences) then pay attention!
As a veteran ‘commander’ of nearly a decade of bootcamps in Australia and abroad, Finns Recreation Club’s Duane Ferguson is more than qualified to guide eager recruits through an hour of entertaining and effective exercise. A national finalist in the Amex Quest for Excellence Awards for Health and Wellness, Advanced Outdoor Training Instructor, Crossfit coach, ‘Thump’ boxing instructor AND founder of ‘Move It’ outdoor training, Duane incorporates a mixed bag of techniques and strategies to ensure you get the most out of your workout.
So why work outside when there is a perfectly good gym at your doorstep? Boot Camps continue to enjoy huge popularity due largely to the fact that they incorporate one important factor – they are OUTSIDE! Being outdoors means you are working out in public and with others. Natural instinct kicks in along with a bit of healthy competitive spirit and the desire not to be last means you work harder and get more out of your workout. Add to the fact that taking in your scenic surrounds is far more appealing than staring at the wall of a gym or small screen, boot campers are generally a social lot and these outdoor sessions double as a great opportunity to get together and have some serious fun!
Boot camps focus on a different style of training that encourages participants to work against natural forces such as gravity, inertia and momentum. Unlike the gym, where some of those machines look like they require a masters degree to manoeuvre, boot camps utilise slightly more ‘primal’ equipment such as sledge hammers, tractor tyres, ropes big enough to grace the bow of the Queen Mary, free weights, medicine balls, kettle bells and big expanses of grassy areas. It’s a great opportunity to expel some pent up frustrations and expend that excess energy if you ask me!
Granted, there are a lot of talented independent trainers out there offering outdoor fitness classes in a variety of locations, however Finns Recreation Club Boot Camps have the added advantage of having access to a clean, flat, safe and grassy field. Being able to utilise Splash Water Park to incorporate stair runs, (yes, all 80 of them – collective groan) and the Crazy Creek lap pool for water resistance training (let’s not forget a refreshing post training dip) means classes are filled with a variety of different exercises to suit all tastes and levels of ability.
Each Boot Camp is 60 minutes, starting with a warm up. Classes are scheduled for Thursdays at 8.30am and Saturdays at 7.30am, commencing April 23rd. Having had the privilege of experiencing several of Duane’s classes on previous occasions, I can guarantee each session to be filled with fun, fitness, lighthearted ribbing and a good dose of Duane’s really bad jokes! A blessing really as you can chuckle your way through a grueling workout, the laughter taking attention away from aching limbs. No pain no gain!
Auskick Has Arrived!
Adding to their rapidly expanding arsenal of activities, the Junior Sports Academy is excited to announce the arrival of Auskick to their Term Four schedule, due to kick off the week beginning Monday April 13th. Young Aussie Rules fans in Bali will now have the opportunity to learn how to play the game they love to watch!
With its inception in 1988 in Victoria, the program was originally known as ‘Vickick’ and after gaining support from the Australian Football League, the idea gained national recognition and its popularity steamrolled. It began as a plan to develop and encourage children’s participation in Aussie Rules Football. Promoted as a unisex sport, it is popular with both boys and girls and employed throughout Australia, Asia and numerous other countries in order to introduce the code to youngsters globally.
The AFL Auskick Program is designed so boys and girls can learn to play AFL football in a safe, fun and non-threatening environment. Through weekly coaching sessions, participants will learn the skills of the game in a fun and social setting. The aim is to develop the fundamental motor skills required for the basics of future physical activity as well as learning to socialise as part of a team and interact with their peers. Training sessions are 60 minutes in duration and begin with drills for skill development and end usually with a game. The emphasis is on having fun and learning the skills of the sport.
The Auskick program at the Junior Sports Academy is run in collaboration with the Bali Geckos AFL team and participants will enjoy coaching by players from this established local team, affectionately known for their fun and friendly approach to the game and excellent sportsmanship on and off the field. With training sessions scheduled on the Finns Recreation Club fields, Auskick participants are ensured a secure, flat and safe playing surface on which to hone their skills.
As an introductory special, JSA are offering a discounted price for term 4 only, with 20% off all advance and drop in payments. The term is ten weeks in duration and with the current special, advanced payment means just Rp64,000 for Finns Recreation Club members and Rp122,000 for non members. Drop in prices are Rp122,000 and Rp160,000 respectively.
The season is due to commence on Thursday April 16th with training for 5-8 year olds from 4pm and 9+ years from 5pm. For more information about the Auskick program, see the JSA brochure for term 4 online at:
www.jsabali.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +62 361 8483939 or +62 828 971 93939
Jalan Finns Recreation Club