UPDATE: The Warren park program has been canceled due to lack of enough participants.
Wellesley’s Amy Wagner writes to tell us that she’s expanding the outdoor boot camp fitness program that she launched in town in May. New sessions start this week at Bates School, Brown Field (Colburn Rd.) and the Warren Playground.
Boot camp exercises include everything from jogging to sprinting to tire pulling to tire flipping and carrying to bear crawls to crab walks to kettle bells. The sessions are an hour long and range in cost from $53 to $86 to $120 per session depending on whether you take one, two or three classes per week.
Early risers can hit a Bates session at 6am, but other sessions at Brown start later in the morning. Both co-ed and women-only sessions are offered in September and October, and babysitting is included in some sessions. The program takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and are open to people of all fitness levels.
An early evening session will also be offered at Warren Park playground on Tuesdays and Thursdays if a minimum of 10 people sign on.
Wagner says she started the program just for women, but has decided to expand it since it caught on (she’s the organizer, not the instructor). She says she launched the program as a way for people to get together and exercise without breaking the bank.
As proof that people do bond through boot camp, she notes that a group of participants got together and participated at the Mud Hogs race in New Hampshire, where they ran and biked 5 miles with a partner, then crawled through a 60-foot mud pit.
Initial plans were to hold sessions at Perrin Park, but organizers decided it could get crowded between the dogs and exercisers, so opted for Bates and Brown Field instead.
This boot camp isn’t the first in town. Beacon Hill Athletic Club has also offered its Survivor fitness program.
For more info on Wellesley Bootcamp, contact Wagner here