Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning boot camp training and tap dancing.
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Learn about Boot Camp Training and Tap Dancing Female: Do you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning and hit the gym, perhaps if you had a commando style instructor waiting especially for you at boot camp you might move a little faster, boot camps hit the fitness scene about 10 years ago, but far from being a passing thud have become a major alternative to the gym. Male: What we do is called battle field P.T. which is cardio vascular training and resistant training just to using your own body, no outside props. It’s very little difference than what we do here. And what we actually do in the army. Female: What sort of boot camp experiencing you after? A few pushups, 10 star jumps and a chat and drink before you move on to the next exercise, or do you just want to go, go, go. There are some boot camps out there just waiting to push you to your personal best. You just have to turn up. Male: The hardest thing I think for some people is the getting up and getting here, we will say to people, once you’ve got here, you’ve done hardest part, we take over after that and we motivate you once you’ve turn up in the park, you are there, you’re committed and the next day was easy, you’re just being told what to do. Female: Boot camp maybe just the thing you need to get through a stressful workday, research shows that strenuous exercise can alter moods making you calm and happy yet energize, anxiety and depression become a thing of the past with boot camp especially when coupled with the healthy diet. Each session last between an hour and an hour and a half including warm up and warm down, you'll start with calisthenics then head into cardio and strength training. You'll be up at the crack of dawn but try not to skip out on breakfast; you're going to need all the energy you can get. In the first couple of weeks, you’ll wake up with aching arms and legs. Male: It is absolutely exhausting, but it’s refreshing, there's nothing more than motivate you in getting up at about 5:30 in the morning, three days a week looking forward to, by the time you get to work you’re so full of energy, so full of veins, it’s the best. I had never been so motivated in my life. Female: After boot camp you'll sleep like a baby during the night, strenuous exercise is a tried and tested remedy for insomnia and you'll be so worn out at the end of the day that you won't have time to reach for the post dinner cheese and crackers. So whether you’re a professional athlete or just will fit into a size 10 dress, turn up to roll call and give your unwanted fat to boot. Hitting over 60 is no excuse to stay at home under a granny rag watching day time tele. There are all sorts of ways to tap into health fun and fitness in your twilight years, dancing is a fantastic way to keep your self physically and mentally primed in your retirement. Male: It’s actually really important that people over fifty stay active in whatever way you can, it doesn’t have to be pre sport—or going to the gym or anything like that, a little bit of moderate activity like walking or gardening or house work or even dancing as these ladies are doing, anyway that people find enjoyable fun that they can fit into that daily lives can really help. Female: Dancing can help us to maintain a steady sense of balance as we get older, when you tap dance, the way is placed over both feet strengthening your deep core and postural muscles with special toning action on the lower back. Female: I've always dance, I dance from the age of nine I ballet trained then I went to tap as well, went on the stage there for 10 years and then where I came off—I can't just give it up, so I started the classes and these girls have been with me for about 15 years, so I must have had a little bit of training before hand and a lot since, so yeah—and they train you so well, it’s so good. Female: Dancing provides such a cohesive allover body workout that if you keep it up, you’ll have a lower risk of falling over and breaking a hip, yo