5 Reasons You Should Try Weekend Beach Bootcamp with Celebrity Fitness Trainer Nupur Shikhare

Andrea , 18 Oct 2013
Beach Bootcamp
Beach Bootcamp

Over the weekend, I dragged along friends and hit the beach with Nupur Shikhare for a ‘Fitnessism’ bootcamp. Not only did I have a blast, but put my physical fitness to the test. My legs are still sore as I am typing this!

Afsha Khan, Andrea Brown, Nupur Shikhare
Afsha Khan, Andrea Brown, Nupur Shikhare

Here’s the scoop on why you should try a weekend beach bootcamp too!

1.The Venue

Personally, I find gyms suck the life out of me. There is nothing about their funky smell and men checking themselves out in the mirror while doing biceps curls, that appeals to me. I loved that Nupur has taken a different route and venue to being fit and working out. Sunshine and the sound of waves makes two hours fly by!

Sid Shah and Andrea Brown
Sid Shah and Andrea Brown

2. Circuit Training

Circuit training is a great boredom buster. Moving quickly from one excercise to the next means your mind doesn’t have time to wander or tune out. Studies also show that it burns more calories than resting between workouts. Score!

Most of the circuits during weekend included exercises that bootcampers could easily replicate at home such as squats, walking lunges, crawls, pushups and the dreaded burpee. Now I just need to find a way to motivate myself to do these every weekend.

Nupur Shikhare, Afsha Khan, Andrea Brown
Nupur Shikhare, Afsha Khan, Andrea Brown

3. Body Balance

The Fitnessism Team is huge on body balance as it is one of the most important aspects of being fit which most of us completely ignore. Body balance exercises build flexibility and strength and always leave me feeling centered and calm. Having optimal balance in equilibrium also minimizes the risk of falls and injuries, which is very important when trying poses such as handstands and backbends.

Shoulder Presses
Afsha Khan and Andrea Brown

4. Partner Workouts

I’d rather lift a friend than a weight any day. I should probably start by admitting I was a pathetic partner on day one of bootcamp and may have dropped my workout buddy while he was attempting a handstand. Luckily I redeemed myself on day two when I partnered with my friend Afsha for shoulder presses, stretches and a variety of pushups.

Afsha Khan and Andrea Brown
Afsha Khan and Andrea Brown

5. Nupur Shikhare

The founder of Fitnessism is always on the lookout for fun variations and fitness styles to bring back home and incorporate in the workouts designed for his clientele.

His unique training has garnered an extraordinary growth in just a few years. Nupur, today is one of India’s leading experts in health and wellness. He caters to a wide gamut of people from diverse backgrounds which just one vision of training to be fit and physically able to do anything under the sun, under water or in the sky!

Big love to the Fitnessism team for a killer weekend workout. You can find more photos and further information on bootcamps and Nupur on www.facebook.com/NupurShikhare

Post Beach Bootcamp Fuel
Post Beach Bootcamp Fuel

Photos Courtesy: Fitnessism, Afsha Khan and Sid Shah

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