Boot camp

The Cayman Islands latest, and successful fitness regime is in the form of Adventure Boot Camp. Since starting in September 2006, Adventure Boot Camp has taken Grand Cayman by storm.

The four-week programme initially was designed for women who wanted to lose weight, gain strength, confidence and a new insight into nutrition. Classes were offered Mondays- to Fridays, or three days per week, at either 5:30-6:30 am or 6:30-7:30 am.

It didn’t take long before the men of the Islands became interested in Adventure Boot Camp, and Certified Boot Camp Trainer, Ernest Ebanks, opened the 6:30 am class to include both women and men in a rigorous, one-hour fitness drill.

Male participant, Nick Walker had the following to say about his Boot Camp experience: ‘Three inches off the waist and the loss of 13 pounds certainly doesn’t come easily but the early mornings and the bruising from resuscitation required after running laps of the track are worth it in the end! Boot Camp is not just for pie lovers like me. It is a great way of getting fit and I would highly recommend it to anyone.’

The current Boot Camp, running from 8 January for four weeks, introduces a co-ed evening class at 6:00 pm, as well as a Boot Camp for Moms morning session at 8:00 am. The women’s only morning class continues to start at 5:30 am and a co-ed morning session follows at 6:30 am.

Ernest Ebanks noted that, ‘People started asking about an evening class, as many parents are not able to juggle their morning schedule around to fit in Boot Camp. By having an evening class, men and women can still exercise after work, and make it home early enough to enjoy their evenings.’