Josh Saunders Aug 22, 2018 Exercises  Fitness 101  Fitness Tools  Lifts  Mindset  News  

As a fitness professional, understanding energy system training is vital to your success with us in the gym. Because not everything should be about cardio or burning as many calories as possible in a workout! When I see you working out in the gym, I’m typically more impressed by your intensity, not volume, and think…

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Josh Saunders May 15, 2018 Exercises  Fitness 101  Lifts  Mindset  Recommended Reads  

Is your increased effort in the gym not leading to increased results? Effort is always required to lose fat or build muscle, but focusing on effort alone is only going to lead to low energy levels, worn out joints, poor recovery and very little progress. Why does this happen? Because when the focus is on…

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Josh Saunders Aug 11, 2017 Fitness 101  Lifts  Mindset  

Earning that rest…. It’s an important concept because sometimes we program in 3 minute rests between exercises at BEFIT. And if you feel you didn’t give close to YOUR 100% – and BE HONEST with yourself!!! Then do you really need that long of a rest? The obvious answer is: NO. YOU DON’T! So adjust…

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Josh Saunders Jul 27, 2017 Fitness 101  Lifts  Mindset  News  

This past weekend, Karen and I were privileged to have the opportunity to spend a day with the most accomplished personal training strength coach in the world, Charles Poliquin. Charles has been in the industry 39 years, has coached 26 olympic medalists in 26 different sports, multiple world records, and is the type of guy…

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Josh Saunders Jul 07, 2016 Exercises  Fitness 101  Lifts  Mindset  Motivation  

You received a little prelude to the Friday bootcamp workout with Red White and BE on Canada Day. For Fundamentals and Fitness you have 3 – 8 minute density tri-sets. A density set means you are attempting to get as much work in the 8 minute time period as you can. Of course, your goal…

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Josh Saunders Jul 04, 2016 Exercises  Lifts  Mindset  News  

This is one of those bootcamp workouts that is catered to the individuals who like a little variety in their workouts. Once again we see a circuit format where you are going from one exercise to the other. After hitting Monday’s finisher in a competitive manner, we definitely wanted to hold off on any level of…

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Josh Saunders Jun 09, 2016 Exercises  Fitness 101  Lifts  Mindset  News  

As you know, we have 3 levels of programming at Bootcamp Effect. These 3 levels are designed to encompass the varied experiences and abilities that comprise our bootcamp membership. I’m proud of this progression. It allows our members to choose an intensity level that is appropriate for them and enable them to advance when ability…

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Josh Saunders Oct 02, 2015 Exercises  Fitness 101  Lifts  Mindset  Recommended Reads  

While it’s our responsibility as coaches and personal trainers at bootcamp, to teach movement, program wisely, and generally take care of our members, it’s each individual’s job to listen to their body, track their workout progress, and work on increasing their mobility.   For some individuals, this may be completely intuitive, but many people walking through…

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Josh Saunders Jul 19, 2015 Exercises  Fitness 101  Lifts  Mindset  

I don’t know about you, but I love lifting heavy weights at bootcamp! It’s empowering. It’s challenging. It’s a great barometer of your progress. Yes, we all want to look better, feel better, lose a few lbs of fat, and certainly if you have some fat to lose you should definitely be tracking your progress on…

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Josh Saunders May 01, 2015 Exercises  Fitness 101  Lifts  News  

Hey guys, With The Cloverdale Rodeo taking place this month, I decided to name all workouts in Metabolic May after Rodeo cities in Canada. We start off our first workout with Armstrong (clearly, an upper body workout) ;)… Now with Armstrong, part A, is all about maximizing strength. You are essentially doing 5 sets of…

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