If you love coming up with fresh bootcamp workout ideas to keep your clients engaged, but don’t always have time, this is for you.
I’m going to share with you my secret bootcamp ideas for coming up with, and generating fresh bootcamp workout ideas quickly.
First I'm going to show you..
How To Generate Unique Bootcamp Workout Ideas By Recycling Your Old Workout Plans
Exercise 1: Dig out your old bootcamp exercise ideas.
Next, have a go redesigning your drills and see if you can turn them in to something different. Here are some ideas to help you out.
There are 100's of bootcamp style workouts ideas you can create by recycling your own ideas. In fact, you're only limited to your own imagination.
I forgot to mention. For simple workout formats like Ladder drills, Tabata, EMOM, AMRAP etc. Just switching out the bootcamp exercises will give you loads of different drills.
3 Bootcamp Workout Ideas On The Traditional AMRAP Training Protocol
If you love using AMRAP training (as many rounds as possible) then here is a simple way to crank up the intensity. Instead of throwing in a bunch of random exercises together, focus on just 1 body part. I.e. 6 Upper body exercises. So it might look like this..
Complete as many rounds as possible in 22 minutes.
Then the next session you can do the same with core exercises, then the session after that the same with lower body exercises. Now you have 3 killer workouts instead of 1.
Bootcamp Workout Ideas:
My Top 2 This Week
Each week I choose my top 2 bootcamp workout ideas from my daily emails and share them. This week we have..
In this fun 30 minute circuit training workout, teams race around the circuit with the aim of finishing first. You can use this as a template to create more bootcamp circuit ideas. Just switch out the exercise to give it a different feel.
Round 1: Nominate a team captain for each team.
Step 1: Team 1 completes the circuit (all 9 exercises) moving anti-clockwise. And team 2 completes the circuit moving clockwise. The first team to do it wins. Once teams finish they must jog around the circuit clockwise. Once the last team has finished keep the jog going for a further 2 minutes.
Note: Teams can move on to the next exercise once each player has finished the last. The team captain must direct the group.
Round 2: Same as round 1. This time teams start on different sides.
Here's another one of my favourite bootcamp workout ideas. Now this is...
An Intense Boot Camp Workout Routine
I come up with tons of bootcamp workout ideas for trainers, but the ones I like the best of the ones where players get a say in what they do. I think it makes the workout more interactive.
H-Bomb is an intense boot camp workout routine that lets your clients complete the exercises in any order they wish. All players have to do is complete it in the fastest possible time.
Equipment: 9 Markers
Time: 25 Minutes
Method: Give each marker an exercise set a 20 repetitions each.
Step 1: Players complete exercise 1-8 in any order. After each exercise they also complete 10 burpees and 4 laps around the circuit. As players finish, record their times. Repeat this test at a future training sessions. Players must attempt to beat their times.
Note: Players will finish at different times. When they do, ask them to jog around the circuit clockwise until the last player finishes. Or have them complete long (50m) sprints. Sprint, walk back, repeat.
- It's a tough workout. If you're looking for more beginner bootcamp ideas, show modifications of each exercise to fit your clients fitness ability.
How To Design 100's of Bootcamp Workout Ideas Using Your Old Workout Diagrams
Exercise 2: When I design new bootcamp style workout ideas, I always draw a workout diagram to go with it. Over the years I have used these diagrams as a starting point to create new bootcamp ideas. I’m always surprised at what I come up with, and I think you will be too.
Here are 15 workout diagrams. Your task is to create 15 new bootcamp workout ideas by turning each diagram in to a bootcamp drill. Think you can do it?
Please let me know in the comments below what bootcamp workouts ideas you came up with using the diagrams. I'll feature you on the site and give you and your fitness business a shout out.
Bootcamp Workout Ideas Check List
97 Ideas, So You Never Run Dry On Bootcamp Ideas Every Again
Exercise 3: Coming up with good bootcamp workouts ideas all the time can seem like a full time job. Thats why I created a checklist for you to draw inspiration from each time you create your bootcamp workout ideas for the week.
√ Team Games: Tag, relays, mirror, paper, rocks, scissors, coin toss, musical statues.
√ WOD: Workout of the day. Work down a long list of exercises for time
√ Circuit Training Workout: Point based, hill, partner, HIIT, reps, time/time keeper)
√ Partner Bootcamp: Ladder drills, alternating tabata, sprints, rep count, 10 down to 1, resistance bands etc.
√ Playing Cards: Write exercises on cards and let players build they own workout journey by collecting cards and completing shuttle sprints.
√ Finisher Drills: Tabata, ladder, reps, partner, beat the trainer, EMOM etc
* Double or Quits: Works well for Point based bootcamp games. Players can flip to double their points or face a forfeit.
√ Fitness Test: Rep/time based. Cardio, strength, endurance, crossfit, circuits.
√ Micro Fitness Tests: Conduct at the start, then again towards the end of the session. Beat your score.
√ Team bootcamp: 2 Teams compete agaist each other.
Team Bootcamp Workout Ideas
Team Competition Drill
√ 3 Person Drills: 1 player rest, 1 exercises, 1 sprints. Players switch rolls on your command.
√ Bootcamp Relay: Shuttle sprints, long sprints, partner sprints, team etc.
√ EMOM: Every minute on the minute. The goal is to maintain a set rep range based on a players ability.
√ Tabata: 20 work 10 rest. Incorporate mini fitness games between rounds, a timed run or a set of shuttle sprints.
√ Modified Tabata: 40/20 30/30 50/10
√ AMRAP: As many rounds as possible
√ AMRAP: As many reps as possible
√ AMSSAP: As many supersets as possible (antagonist superset, agonist superset, unrelated supersets)
√ Tyres: Tyre flips, partner carries, dips, agility ladder, sledge hammers etc.
√ Movement Based: Side shuttles, 100m sprint, mini hurdles, shuttle sprints, animal movements, agility drills etc.
√ Speed March: A speed march covers a set distance (i.e. 10k). Run 2 minutes, walk fast 1 minute repeat.
√ Copy Cat: Players imitate each other or the instructor. Simons says?
√ Ladder Drills: I.e. 8 Exercises 5 reps each. Then 10, 15, 20, 25 etc. See how high you can go.
√ Switch Scores: I.e. Players attempt to beat each other’s scores after completing an AMRAP.
√ Pyramid Workout: At the base you have 5 exercises, then you work up the pyramid 4, 3 2, 1.
√ Suicide Sprints: Sprint out and back to different distances. I.e. 10m, 20m, 30m, 50m etc.
√ Tempo Run: Different levels of effort. 25% 50%, 75%, 100%. Switch between the 4 percentages for a set time.
√ Time Under Tension: Switch between different Isometric exercises
√ HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training. (Tabata, Meta-fit, Insanity etc)
√ ARC Circuits: Active recovery. The only rest players get is at a low intensity I.e. Walking, jogging etc.
√ Speed Training: Long sprints, shuttle sprints, mini hurdles, reaction drills etc.
√ Agility Drills: Weaving in and out of markers/poles, copying partner’s movements, agility ladder etc..
Solo Bootcamp Workout Ideas
√ Animal Bootcamp: Utilising exercises such as bear crawl, kangaroo hops, lunge walk, gorilla jumps etc.
√ ROPE: Rate Of Perceived Exertion. Players maintain a set work rate.
√ AMSAP: As Many Sets As Possible (I.e. Set 1 = 10 burpees)
√ 3 Minute finishers: 3 Exercises one after the other as humanly fast as possible (It's tough).
√ SOP: Stack on top drills (I.e. Exercises completed during the session are stacked up for a final finisher)
√ Build Your Own Workout: Players choose their own exercises (tabata/ladder/circuit
√ Build Your Own Finisher: Players choose their own bootcamp exercises.
√ Obstacle Course: 1 mile circular route with exercise tasks at different points.
√ Points For Position: Players are awarded points depending on what position they finish.
√ Elimination Drills: Start with 10 exercises. Players vote off their least favourite exercises
√ Elevation Circuits: Circuit training workouts using a hill or a set of stairs.
√ Musical Finisher Drills: (YMCA, Thunderstruck, Thunder, Hit the road jack etc)
√ Fartlek Training: Type of interval training. More info..
√ Dice Workouts: Roll for set exercises/time. Board games, forfeits, eliminating exercises etc.
√ Ice Breaker Drills: More info..
√ Individual Challenge: Complete a set task, reps or rounds. Work at your own intensity.
√ Time Trials: A set task or activity completed for time
√ Bootcamp Triathlon: Cardio task (running), strength endurance task (AMRAP), animal movement task (bear walk).
√ Beat The Trainer: Trainer sets a rep goal for the entire team.
√ Story Based Drills: Players follow a descriptive story with exercises embedded.
√ Military Style Bootcamp: Team building, log run, fire mans carry, piggy back, military fitness test etc.
√ Cardio Bootcamp: Mini/Human hurdles, agility, sprints, cardio based exercises, aerobics etc.
Cardio Bootcamp Workout Ideas
Sprint Multiplier Challenge
√ Board Games: Snakes and ladders, Monopoly bootcamp, Battle ships, scrabble etc.
√ Themed Workouts: Olympic bootcamp, Super Mario, Star Wars, Star Trek, Pac Man, Game of Thrones etc.
√ Split Rest: Players take turns working and resting for a set time using multiple exercises.
√ Paper, Rocks, Scissors: Integrate in to a team game, circuit, challenge. You can do this during rest periods.
√ Coin Workouts: Heads or tails decides what exercises players complete. Or the distance players sprint.
√ Random Generator: Exercises are chosen at random (Bingo balls, cards, dice etc). Good for finishers & circuits.
√ Tall Order: Each players decides which order they complete a list of exercises in.
√ HIT Shrink: I.e. 8 station circuit. 60 seconds each exercise then 50, 40, 30, 20, 10.
√ Selector: Start with 12 exercises for 1 minute each. After each round players vote of their least favourite 2.
√ Beat The Ladder: I.e. 6 exercises, 20 reps of each then 19, 18, 17 etc. Complete the drill in a set time.
√ Board clearance: Sticky notes on a board with exercises on. Teams clear the board. Most sticky notes wins.
√ Black Jack: Based on the card game 21. Players try and beat the dealer.
√ Bootcamp Poker: Teams draw cards and complete set exercises. Best hand wins
√ Zero Tabata: Instead of resting for 10 seconds in each set (20/10), players plank.
√ Controlled Intensity: Runners dictate the exercise time for their partner.
√ Grid Circuits: I.e.12 exercise markers form a grid. Teams complete the grid in the fastest time possible.
√ Memory Bootcamp Circuit: Teams take turns matching images that are face down. Exercises are completed between goes.
√ Equipment Carry: 2 Teams race in opposite directions on a circular route with equipment divided between them.
√ Descending Sprints: Shuttle sprints that descend in time with rest in between rounds. I.e. 90 Seconds, 80, 70, 60 etc.
√ Point Multiplier: In any point based game, teams get to roll 1 dice at the end and multiply their score by that number.
√ Supersets: Alternating sets of two different exercises with no rest in between exercises.
√ Lucky Dip: Exercises are selected at random. Great for finisher drills, forfeits and team games.
√ Coloured Balls: Write exercises on and points. Great for bootcamp games and team challenges and finishers.
√ Alphabet Bootcamp: There are so many ways to create workouts using the Alphabet. Get your thinking cap on
√ Numbers: Time tables, multiplication, division, fractions, etc.
√ Quizzes: Multiple choice and true or false workout style quizzes work best.
√ Players Pick: Use 5 finishers at the end each session for a month. Players pick which one they complete.
√ Focus: Design your workout around 1 main body part (I.e. core). Or around 1 piece of equipment I.e. K-bell.
√ Trigger Words: Each time you shout the trigger word during class, players complete a set task. I.e. 10 burpees.
√ Monetary: Instead of playing for points, play for pretend money. Players gamble it away at the end. Winner takes all.
√ Team Building Activities: Tug or war, Circle jumping, ABC'S, 100 rep workout.
√ Chipper Workouts: Start with a big rep count (1000) and 6 exercises. Complete the reps using the exercises.
√ Running Drills: Agility, fartlek, shuttles sprints, 100m dash, 1 miler timed, relays, hill/stairs, Indian runs, sandwich run etc.
√ Printed Sheets: Word search, hangman, Pokémon, acronyms, shapes, math etc.
√ Level Up: These are workouts that build in intensity. Players work through levels to see how high they can go.
√ Tick Tack Toe: Watch this fun bootcamp game here.
√ Cone Grab: (introduce a set exercise to be completed after each game). Watch this epic team game here.
√ Bleep Test: Shuttle sprints, pull ups, push ups etc.
√ Travel Test: Cover a set distance for time using a traveling exercise. I.e Lunge walk, bear crawl, burpee jump forward etc.
√ Field Games: Rounders, baseball, Frisbee, netball, catch, football. Adapt in to a bootcamp workout.
√ Map Reading: Exercise tasks at set locations. Teams locate and complete the tasks. First team back wins.
√ Weighted Walk: Cover a set distance carrying a weighted rucksack. It's great for strengthening the legs.
Unique Bootcamp Workouts Weekly Round Up
Unfortunately, 1000's of group trainers this week will go hungry.... For great workout ideas. But not you my friend, because you'll have this weeks WDC update to seriously impress your clients with.
Here's what group trainer and WDC member Vito Marcinkevicius had to say.
Each week I design a series of bootcamp fitness ideas for my workout design club members. If you pride yourself on making your workouts fun for your clients then you're going to love this weeks update.
It's packed full of great bootcamp workout ideas that you can use to keep your clients sessions fresh and your clients for longer.
24 Unique Bootcamp Workout Ideas That Will Keep Your Session Fresh And Exciting
In this super fun circuit training workout, players progress through different levels of intensity whilst listening to their favourite tracks. Create lot's of good bootcamp workout ideas with a single drill
https://uniquebootcampworkouts.com/bootcamp-circuit-ideas-hiit-workouts/Designed to build muscular strength endurance & cardiovascular endurance, this (absolutely) killer bootcamp workout will get the most out of your clients so they get the results they came for.
Learn the easiest way to design a super effective abs workouts. This template based bootcamp drill is the key to toning the entire core for that super lean look.
Discover the easiest way to create highly effective and extremely fun bootcamp workout ideas using old car tyres, a popular kids game and a couple of markers. There are limitless workout variations meaning you’ll always have a fun bootcamp drill to impress your clients with.
Making your running drills fun for beginners is essential if you want them to keep coming back. I want to share a secret with you that will let you turn almost any running drill in to an enjoyable experience.
A simple yet powerful workout technique that fuses MSE with cardiovascular endurance. Now that you’re able to create these types of bootcamp workout ideas, I can guarantee your clients will see better overall results.
In this popular TV show that I turned in to a super fun and challenging bootcamp game, I will show you how to design 100's of fun 30 minute bootcamp workout ideas using a single template.
With the added benefits of building muscle along with speed & power, sprinting helps you burn fat, build mental toughness and improve heart health. That’s why I created this fun yet very challenging bootcamp game based around a pack of playing cards. Your boot campers are in for a treat.
In this fun 20-minute bootcamp game focusing on muscular strength endurance, teams battle in a 52-micro challenge standoff. Only 1 team will prevail and lift the title of Mega Duelist. This is one of my favourite bootcamp workout ideas this week.
My Top 2 Bootcamp Workout
Ideas This Week
In this ‘perfectly balanced’ partner HIIT workout designed to build MSE, cardiovascular endurance and burn hideous amounts of fat, teams are tasked with completing a super tough 35-minute bootcamp challenge. It won’t be easy but the rewards are well worth it.
This is one of the most effective bootcamp circuits you will ever put your clients through. Combining speed training, agility, strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. This bad boy (that you can use often) will get your clients ripped in no time.
Last Weeks Bootcamp
Workout Ideas Update
In this fun 5-minute (isometric style) bootcamp game, players will have to be quick off the mark if they want to crush their competitors. However, a cheeky forfeit will come in to play if even 1 player takes their eye off the ball.
In this 10-minute abs drill, players are awarded rest periods if they can guess the correct answers to simple questions. With a strict time limit and a very challenging sub drill, this bootcamp game is not as easy as it first appears. It’s great fun.
In this 25 minute bootcamp circuit (combining cardiovascular conditioning, explosive strength and muscular strength endurance) players face 3 different challenge elements. This is a popular drill from my bootcamp workout ideas book
The ultimate (cardiovascular conditioning) bootcamp game that anybody can win if they beat the odds. This is one of my best tabata bootcamp workout Ideas that you can modify to create different workout variations
You will never look at shuttle sprints the same again after you put your clients through this super tough, yet equally fun bootcamp game that anybody can win. It’s all down to luck.
In this creative 35-minute bootcamp fitness test designed to build all round fitness (and burn an insane number of calories), players are tasked with completing their own personal battle quest.
When you have a scenario where each players contribution matters, the team as a whole will function much better. In this 24 minute (duel split) bootcamp challenge, players bond together in order to beat the trainer and deflect the pending forfeit.
In this super ninja bootcamp game, teams face off in an intense battle to the finish. It’s a super effective HIIT workout that will get loads of cheers. You can design lot's of different outdoor bootcamp workout ideas using this method.
In this high-powered sprint bootcamp game designed to build cardiovascular endurance, players are given a coin that will ultimately decide their fate. This is one of my favourite bootcamp workout ideas that you'll never get board of playing
In this 35-minute (agility, strength, cardio) circuit, each player maps out their own unique exercise journey that slowly build in intensity. This powerful drill This is one of my Crossfit bootcamp workout ideas that will spice up any session instantly.
My Fav 2 Bootcamp Workout
Ideas From Last Week
I won’t lie, this is a gruelling 10-minute drill that your clients will embrace if they love a challenge. It’s great for fat burning, and a perfect combination of strength vs cardio. You can share your variation on my unique bootcamp workouts blog.
In this 35-minute strategic circuit, players have to be very careful about who they do business with or it could bite them in the ass. Designed to build muscular strength endurance, this legendary circuit training workout will turbo charge your session.
Want More Bootcamp Workout Ideas?
Imagine having access to your very own group fitness search engine? Wouldn't that be cool? The truth is, Coming up with fresh bootcamp workout ideas week in week out is hard.
That's why I created The Workout Design Club. The WDC will save you a tremendous amount of time and give you access to 1000's of unique bootcamp ideas.
Never has there been an easier way to stand out as refreshingly different from your competitors. So what are you waiting for?
P.S Hit reply with your favourite bootcamp workout ideas and I'll feature you on the blog and give you and your fitness business a shout out. 🙂