Our program is based outside for several reasons! First of all, we live in a BEAUTIFUL place and it would be a shame not to enjoy it year round. Second of all, many of us work long hours indoors and don't spend nearly enough time outside. Exercising outside, even when it's not sunny, has been correlated with improved mood, better focus, increased creativity and mental stamina. Studies have shown that those who exercise outdoors are also more likely to stick to their routine, enjoy workouts more, and actually work harder. So in short, we workout outside because it makes us healthier and happier.
WHAT IF IT'S RAINING? OR Really COLD?
Ah the joys of the PNW. It rains. It gets blustery. Sometimes it even snows! We workout outdoors rain or shine. But fear not. Our space is covered and protected from most of the elements; importantly, if it's raining, we stay dry. During the Fall and Winter months, it's highly recommended to dress in warm, easily removable layers. We dive right into our warm-up, especially on colder days, but the first few minutes of class can be a bit chilly.
Our inclement weather policy is to follow Portland Public Schools. If school is cancelled because roads are too icy or snowy, then we'll cancel class. Your health and safety takes priority over burpees.
WHAT IS A BOOTCAMP CLASS LIKE?
Bootcamp is a style of small group training that varies in workout style, time, and movement. Each class will have 15-20 minutes of warm-up, followed by 20-25 minute workouts, and will end with cool down and mobility. Most movements are completed using your own body weight, though we do supplement with our weighted sandbags (lovingly called: Fitness Sausages). We believe in working out smarter, not harder!