You have seen our guest reviews, but what do Xtreme think? Here, James Reviews April’s Boot Camp and gives an insight into how the instructors found the week.
I have to say that I really enjoyed April 2017 residential and I can honestly say it was one of my best boot camps and I trained some fantastic people. The group was a little smaller than our usual residentials which meant these guys really got detailed training from Adam and myself.
The week started off with a fitness test and introduction. Despite some very nervous faces, this did not distract them from their efforts in the fitness test. At this point we are not looking for fitness as a priority but the determination to work hard and keep pushing. The group effort was fantastic and I could see very quickly that this group were going to bond very well.
One thing I loved about this group was that they were like a sponge and everything we taught they took on board and the discussions in the lectures were really productive
One thing I loved about this group was that they were like a sponge and everything we taught they took on board and the discussions in the lectures were really productive. I get a massive sense of pride sharing my knowledge with these guys. Watching them work out their own nutritional values and then creating their own diets to go away and do at home is a massive achievement from the week. I promote and shout out that people that book onto our courses will learn more than they would from a standard fitness instructor and I can really say in confidence that these guys would vouch for that!
As the week progressed and the intensity increased the group thrived even more and really took on every session with 100% effort which really makes our job worthwhile. Yes, there were tears, yes there were low moments. But they did not last long and it really showed what strong characters there were in the group.
To finish the week we did the same fitness test as we did at the start and as a group they increased their fitness scores by 40%! That is fantastic!
The Xtreme Residential weeks are my bread and butter and it really makes me love my job when we have a fantastic week. It is great to know that some of the guys have already booked back on and I really look forward to our summer ones this year!