The Truth About Boot Camps

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They are very rapid growing trend. The 3 main reason why they are is as follows.

1. Its is very affordable.

2. You can go with all your friends and try holding each other accountable.

3. There is usually one or two people leading the boot camp, so you can relax a little bit.
But the most important thing you are not being assisted with in boot camps, is efficient resistance training and nutrition. Which are the two main components in weight loss and muscle definition.

Boot camps stress on cardio, yes cardio is a great thing, but in order to maintain your goals of weight loss and definition you have to eat right and train right. Lifting a 5-8lb dumbbell in your bootcamp is not sufficient enough, and the amount of repetitions you are doing are too high in order to stress the muscle enough so it can grow, which is the point in resistance training. More muscle will increase your metabolism, which will then allow your body to burn fat. After 20min-30min all your carbohydrate stores are done. After that, your body relies on easily accessible protein to use as fuel!! This is BAD! This is called catabolism, and your body ends up using your protein stores for energy, this makes it harder for your body to add muscle tone, as you have no proteins no longer in your body to do so.

You are probably wondering. Will you lose weight doing boot camps?
Yes, but it isn’t just fat, you are burning fat and protein stores, which could have potential lead to muscle.
So why would you want to do that, when muscle is what speeds up your metabolism?

Also in boot camps you will very quickly reach a plateau. Which means your body will not change much. I am just here to inform you about what bootcamps are truely doing, it is a money market for most trainers.

The main thing also is they put you on a 3 month contract at $300 which works out to be $10 a session per week. But if you do not attend your money is good as gone. They charge everyone $300 each for there Bootcamp packages. If there are 30 of you that is a quick and easy $3000 for the group. Do you think they really care about your results??

The main thing also is the instructors running the boot camps wouldn’t even last 10min in a real military or police boot camp!

Do you really think they now how to motivate and push you correctly?? When they themselves have never trained to any sort of high fitness standard??




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Why Boot Camps are a Waste of Your Time and Money

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It seems there are new fitness boot camps starting up every day with promises to kick-start your metabolism and turn you into a fat-burning machine. I have never been a huge fan of boot camp training but I can see why it appeals to some. For one, it’s cheap…you can get a decent workout for about $20. Secondly, it can be motivational. Working out with a large group of people allows for a competitive environment which might lead you to push each other…but that’s about it.

My biggest problem lies with trainers who compare their boot camp classes to private one-on-one training, promising “drastic changes at a fraction of the cost of a personal trainer”…seriously??

There is an enormous difference between boot camps and one-on-one training, the biggest being the results. How can a trainer properly monitor a large group of participants from different backgrounds with different strengths all at once?

There is no way they will be able to correct form, gauge intensity and regulate each individuals performance. What you are left with is a generic exercise routine (a poor one at that) performed to the tune of a shouting trainer playing the role of “drill instructor”. You’d be better off saving your money and doing some interval training on your own.

If you do require assistance, are in need of instruction and really want to get the best results…invest in a Bfit/Personal trainer. Sure the cost may be greater but you will have a fitness program tailored specifically to your needs as well as proper supervision when performing the workout. I will always make sure you receive the attention needed in order to safely perform all the exercises.

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The Truth About Fitness First And Their Personal Trainers With Customer Testimonials

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I have worked at fitness first, all I have to say is negative things about it. I will try to be polite and professional as possible. I will tell you some of the things I have experience there, working for this corporate gym. The manager at my gym at the time, was such a greedy no compassion loser of a personal training manager. All he cared about was making sales, and letting all the trainers suffer with high rent costs, while being stuck on a 1 year contract with lack of clients.

Below are just a few out of thousands and thousands of comments made by people who have trained and have been members of fitness first. I have also left out the really nasty ones to.

Fitness First member #1:

I will make this report short and sweet.

The trainers at Fitness First are sorry excuses for trainers. My wife’s trainer explained to her how most of the trainers were certified by a truly crappy certification course that would never fly in a “real” training business. The male trainers are the worst! 20-something, horny, pestering, cocky, jerks!

In the end, I suggest NEVER SIGNING UP WITH ANY PERSONAL TRAINERS FROM FITNESS FIRST!!! Just don’t do it! If you want to get in shape, look elsewhere for training. These people are salesman first! The personal training is crappy, the contracts are binding for 6 months to 1 year. Please take my advice! I’m tired of people losing money so some corporate CEO so he can wipe his butt with $100 bill’s.

Fitness First ex-employee:

They charge way to much for personal training and the member gets no benefit from buying it from them. Its hard to sale something you don’t believe in and I am being honest to the consumer cause I truly care about being healthy. Personally ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY and NUMBERS to them. They can care less about you and the results you get. The system is a fraud and they will try to sale you anything so I would not recommend buying anything from them. I hope you take your health and fitness seriously and if you do stay away from Fitness First cause its not worth your time, money, and agony. You will become very frustrated and then its a hassle to get out of the contract you signed.

Fitness First member #2:

One of the worst gym i have ever been to. People stay away its a total rip off company. Whenever u will try to cancel the membership they will not let u do that easily. I called their head office in order to cancel my membership and i was told it will be done by the end of january 2010. But they still charged me for the month of Feb. I called again to get my money back and the lady said there is no record of my one month notice of cancelation. She says the membership can only be cancelled by the end of March.So i have to pay till the end of march in order to cancell the membership..WOW.. What an ethical company… customers have to pay for their mistakes…

Fitness First member #3:

I was a platinum member then black lable member for 6 years, this year I finally left. There standards have dropped and there is no such thing as customer services in this company. They are soooooooooooo unbelievable rude especially at there head office, its a problem to leave, they over charge you, the male personal trainers and staff perve over both men and women, borderline stalking, the a lot of the female staff eye ball you, if you even breath in the direction of any male staff for genuine exercise advice. they breach your data protection and give your number out… Well I suppose if you pay peanuts you get monkey business… Good riddens to bad rubbish… Whoooo hoooo freedom… Happy new year!

Fitness First member #4:

i hate fitness first, all there after is your money and if u stop going fitness first don’t care as long as there getting your money still, BUT if u stop paying them fitness first will put debt collectors on 2 u

so if u stop going 2 fitness first u still have 2 pay them, that just f##k up i think

stupid 12 month contract

Fitness First member #5:

They have gyms everywhere which would be great in an ethical organisation who treated you fairly, however with Fitness first, all they do it get you signed up and leave you for dead. They know you can’t cancel if you ever plan to use them again in the future because they keep raising their fees and charging join up and admin fees. I wanted to put my membership on hold for 6 months because they were too busy and I couldn’t find an available machine, so they charged me $22/month… For what? I’m not using anything. Fitness First St Leonards is run by amatures who couldn’t care less about you. They’ll never be around when you need to meet and will never reply to concerning emails. Try and cancel and it’ll take a couple of months. I’ve been with them for years but that counts for jack all!

Fitness First member #6:

I joined and cancelled within the 10 day money back period due to its blatant unprofessional half-wit reception staff. Never met anyone like them. Did I get my money back? Did I hell. To add insult to injury, not only had they not refund the joining fee which they promised I’d get back but the also charged me for a month membership – I’d not been to the gym to work out once! Thoroughly dissatisfied with this”organisatioon”. The manager now wants to see my bank statement as proof of the transactions which I am gladly going to take to him tomorrow. STAY AWAY!! You’ve been warned.

Former Fitness First member and trainer

Someone need to really take these pr**ks to court. I worked as a trainer there, and I was on contract. I started out with 3 other trainers, by 2 months they had already added 6 more trainers into the gym. It was impossible making an income competing against 9 other trainers while paying them $250 a week for rent. Also I told the manager Daniel Brims that, what if you where renting your home and the landlord brought home a few more tenants, shouldn’t your weekly rent go down????? CON ARTIST FIRST!!!!!Daniel Brims got a promotion at Miranda Fitness First FOR MAKE THE CORPORATION MORE MONEY, WHILE MAKING ALL THE TRAINERS AT GRANVILLE FITNESS FIRST BROKE AND STUCK ON CONTRACTS. STAY AWAY FROM THAT C*CK EYED PR*CK!!!! I hope I never run into this c*ckhead ever again, i don’t know what i would do to that ugly liar f*g mofo.

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Good Life Health Clubs

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A FORMER GOOD LIFE MEMBER WHO FELL PREGNANT……CHECK OUT HER BANK ACCOUNT.
THEY KEPT TAKING OUT MONEY REGARDLESS.

24/04/2011 Opening Balance

-$116.72
27/04/2011 Goodlife Parrama
Glpa1390859
$128.00

-$244.72
27/04/2011 Goodlife Parrama
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$49.00

-$293.72
27/04/2011 Goodlife Parrama
Glpa1390859
$49.00

-$342.72
27/04/2011 Goodlife Parrama
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$30.00

-$372.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishon Fee
$9.00

-$381.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishonour

$30.00

-$351.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishon Fee
$9.00

-$360.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishonour

$49.00

-$311.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishon Fee
$9.00

-$320.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishonour

$49.00

-$271.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishon Fee
$9.00

-$280.72
28/04/2011 Direct Debit Dishonour

$128.00

-$152.72
30/04/2011 Direct Credit/Debit Fees
$20.00

-$172.72
30/04/2011 Debit Interest
$1.78

-$174.50
01/05/2011 Closing Balance

-$174.50

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Obesity & Corporate gyms

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“Obesity is a global problem and not one that can be solved through institutional exercise programs. More than half the Australian, Canadian and of course the American populations are overweight. Do we really think we are going to get them all into the gym every week?

While there is still a consensus that inactivity rather than overeating is responsible for the current obesity epidemic, the terms of the debate are shifting. Exercise as most people understand it is no longer the main focus. It is activity that matters, While the difference may seem a matter of mere semantics, in practice it is the crucial distinction between going somewhere special to get and keep fit. Until you live a life that does it for you until you die.

“We have lost so much physical activity from our everyday lives that an hour or two in the gym a week can’t possibly compensate. I don’t know of a single society in the world where the gym or equivalent has made any difference to a national obesity problem.”

Institutionalized exercise is rather like crash dieting: it is a means to an end that can rarely be sustained. Gym attendance relies on discipline and a concomitant belief that somehow the more you spend financially, the more you will expend calorie wise. Lose the discipline or re-evaluate the cost/ benefit, and your membership lapses.

While exercise is clearly vital, there is an absurdity about the way we try to do it: driving to the gym to get on a treadmill or exercise bike; standing on the escalator on the way to a step aerobics class. And then going home to what they euphemistically call “compensatory behavior” – having a session in front of the telly, or eating a sugary snack.

Clearly, a core of devotees do demonstrate that the gym can be a very effective way to build muscle, lose fat and increase stamina. But they are in the minority. A number of consumer surveys have put the gym drop-out rate at more than 80% in the first eight weeks of signing up. Some figures are more optimistic, showing that 60% of gym members are still paying their subscriptions after a year. But while they may be paying up, are they still turning up?

Payment of the membership fee clearly does not always equate with gym attendance. A recent survey identified gym subscriptions as typical of the direct debit payments that ex-users forget to cancel. Then there are those who keep paying because, well, tomorrow is another day.

Membership does not determine regularity of attendance, either. A survey has found that one in five gym members goes just once a month or less. This equates to 100 calories a week. You could burn up more energy than that doing some gardening every weekend or taking a brisk 20-minute walk every week for a month.

A number of consumer surveys have put the gym drop-out rate at more than 80% in the first eight weeks of signing up.

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Who Profits from Sickness and Disease?

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Unfortunately, every industry fights for survival in our economy, even if it only offers products or services based on sickness and disease. And for many of these industries, the real financial windfall only occurs when the population is kept in a state of ongoing chronic disease.

A healthy population means disaster for these industries.

Here are some of the big ones:

The Mainstream Media – The MSM, meanwhile, depends on the advertising dollars of drug companies, soda companies and junk food companies to keep its own financial lifeline intact. If junk food and pharmaceutical advertising were both banned, the media would suffer enormous losses in ad revenues. It’s all those nutritionally worthless, disease-promoting products that keep the MSM in business! Remember, the MSM is in the business of “junk food news,” meaning they produce a “diet” of junk news for human consumption.

The Health Insurance Industry – This industry realizes huge financial gains from sickness and disease. The more people are sick, the higher the insurance premiums (and the more profit is mathematically built in). Furthermore, the more people get sick, the more they feel they need to buy insurance, so more disease inevitably leads to higher revenues across the health insurance industry.

Junk Food Retailers – This includes your local grocery store, by the way, which is stacked to the hilt with processed, disease-causing junk foods. It’s the same story with Costco or Sam’s Clubs. Wal-Mart and even local pharmacies are also chock full of disease-promoting junk foods that nutritionists know are linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, kidney stones, depression and many other problems. But selling junk food is big business and grocery stores aren’t about to restrict the products they sell just because they happen to promote disease. Pharmacies still sell cigarettes!

The Pharmaceutical Industry – Big Pharma would lose a fortune if the population got healthy with nutrition. It sells billions of dollars worth of drugs every year and depends on disease to sell them. All the pharmacies that retail those drugs would also go out of business: CVS, Walgreen, Wal-Mart, Safeway, etc.

The Medical Industry – All those hospitals, doctors’ offices and emergency rooms also depend on a steady stream of diseased, malnourished Americans to guarantee their job security and incomes. A drop in disease would mean the rapid downsizing of hospitals and clinics.

The Food & Agriculture Giants – The Big Food and Big Ag companies bet their profits on the continued purchasing of processed, nutritionally-depleted food and beverage products that directly contribute to degenerative disease. High-Fructose Corn Syrup, for example, is a very profitable ingredient to use in processed foods. Never mind the fact that it promotes diabetes and obesity… it’s cheaper than sugar!

Disease Non-Profits – Never forget how much money is collected by the disease non-profit groups like the American Cancer Society. These “rich” non-profits depend entirely on the continuation of their sponsored disease in order to stay in power. In a world without cancer (to reference G. Edward Griffin’s book title), there’s no need for the ACS. Nor for the Susan Komen cancer group with all its ridiculous pink ribbons that pretend we can all cure cancer by going shopping. For every significant disease affecting the western world today, there’s an associated disease group depending on that disease for its own survival.

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The Real Truth About The Fitness Industry

The truth about the fitness industry is that they are like any other industry concerned only about money. That may seem harsh, but the truth is that every gym, supplement manufacturer, vitamin shop, and TV exercise equipment peddler is concerned about making a profit. The fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar industry (that’s right billion with “B”) and companies are trying to capitalize on the fad obsessed, superficial, materialistic culture in the developed world. These companies range from your local gym, supplement manufacturers, and television advertisers, and all they want is access to your wallet (or credit card, that’d be fine too).

The truth about your local gym/fitness club is that they want you to fail. They know that people will make a New Years resolution to get in shape, apply for a membership in January (the busiest time in the gym and worst time to join) and know that 20% to 30% will drop off within the next 90 days. This is actual information gleaned from working at a large national fitness club chain. And do you know what’s even more nefarious? They don’t care if you stop coming at all. As long as your monthly dues make it into their bank account, they don’t care if you attend their gym or not. In fact they’d prefer if you don’t, it eliminates wear and tear on the machine and facilities. And if you’re ever in a situation where you feel pressured by a sales person, walk away.

The hidden truth about supplement manufacturers, vitamin shops and the supplement industry is that they know you’ll pay exorbitant amounts of money for something with only a smidgen of scientific evidence to back it up. Creatine helped to build muscle mass in a study of 12 Danish bobsledders? Terrific, lets spin that into a marketable sound bite and run it. The fact is a majority of vitamins and supplements either have unproven effects, or can’t be absorbed entirely by the body and are eliminated through waste. Or as a European doctor friend once put it “Americans have the most expensive pee in the world”.

And the simple truth about those television sales people who are selling the newest ab-lounge, ab-blaster, or home treadmill is that they know that enough people are going to buy their product to make it worth their advertising dollars. They know their product doesn’t work, but they also know there’s enough gullible people out there who’ll buy an expensive clothes hanger, because that’s what that product will likely turn into. Remember that you can never, ever spot reduce. Any machine that specifically targets your abs, thighs, whatever, is lying to you. You can have the tightest, most well defined abs in the world, but if there is a layer of fat over them because you don’t do cardiovascular exercise, you’ll never see them.

So despite all this negative talk is their an answer to the fitness industry? Yes. You need to realize that they’re an industry, focused on making money. If you accept that, realize their motivations and intent, you can make better decisions. And realize that fitness isn’t going to come overnight, but is a lifestyle change involving a healthy diet, regular exercise, proper amounts of sleep, and exercise your most powerful muscle common sense. With a well balanced diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and little processed food, you don’t need to take vitamins. And with a comprehensive exercise program, you may not need to go to a gym. Make the decisions on your own without salespeople influencing you – and don’t forget to flex that common sense muscle.

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The Fitness Industry

I see the same crappy abdominal commercials and narrow minded points of view in
articles and magazines! They all seem to have one goal in mind! Make you feel
utterly and totally helpless without their pill, potion, tonic, ab machine, or
convincing sell of their ‘expertise’. Save your time and money, don’t buy into their lies.

The truth about the fitness industry is that they are like any other industry concerned only about money. That may seem harsh, but the truth is that every gym, supplement manufacturer, vitamin shop, and TV exercise equipment peddler is concerned about making a profit. The fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar industry (that’s right billion with “B”) and companies are trying to capitalize on the fad obsessed, superficial, materialistic culture in the developed world. These companies range from your local gym, supplement manufacturers, and television advertisers, and all they want is access to your wallet (or credit card, that’d be fine too).

The truth about your local gym/fitness club is that they want you to fail. They know that people will make a New Years resolution to get in shape, apply for a membership in January (the busiest time in the gym and worst time to join) and know that 20% to 30% will drop off within the next 90 days. This is actual information gleaned from working at a large national fitness club chain. And do you know what’s even more nefarious? They don’t care if you stop coming at all. As long as your monthly dues make it into their bank account, they don’t care if you attend their gym or not. In fact they’d prefer if you don’t, it eliminates wear and tear on the machine and facilities. And if you’re ever in a situation where you feel pressured by a sales person, walk away.

The hidden truth about supplement manufacturers, vitamin shops and the supplement industry is that they know you’ll pay exorbitant amounts of money for something with only a smidgen of scientific evidence to back it up. Creatine helped to build muscle mass in a study of 12 Danish bobsledders? Terrific, lets spin that into a marketable sound bite and run it. The fact is a majority of vitamins and supplements either have unproven effects, or can’t be absorbed entirely by the body and are eliminated through waste. Or as a European doctor friend once put it “Americans have the most expensive pee in the world”.

And the simple truth about those television sales people who are selling the newest ab-lounge, ab-blaster, or home treadmill is that they know that enough people are going to buy their product to make it worth their advertising dollars. They know their product doesn’t work, but they also know there’s enough gullible people out there who’ll buy an expensive clothes hanger, because that’s what that product will likely turn into. Remember that you can never, ever spot reduce. Any machine that specifically targets your abs, thighs, whatever, is lying to you. You can have the tightest, most well defined abs in the world, but if there is a layer of fat over them because you don’t do cardiovascular exercise, you’ll never see them.

So despite all this negative talk is their an answer to the fitness industry? Yes. You need to realize that they’re an industry, focused on making money. If you accept that, realize their motivations and intent, you can make better decisions. And realize that fitness isn’t going to come overnight, but is a lifestyle change involving a healthy diet, regular exercise, proper amounts of sleep, and exercise your most powerful muscle common sense. With a well balanced diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and little processed food, you don’t need to take vitamins. And with a comprehensive exercise program, you may not need to go to a gym. Make the decisions on your own without salespeople influencing you – and don’t forget to flex that common sense muscle.

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Health and Fitness Industry=Biggest Ever Con Artists

Let’s start with a simple truth that helps feed the big, fat health and fitness lie. That truth is that the average person would much prefer to go on a diet or take a pill rather than exercise. This is why the fitness industry, at $17.6 billion in annual revenue, pales in comparison with the diet and weight loss industry, which exceeds $40 billion. Even the supplement industry, with more than $20 billion in annual revenue, outperforms the fitness industry. Yet with a success rate of sustained weight loss as low as 5 percent, more than 50 million Americans line up each year to go on a diet. Why? The answer is simple. When people think about exercise, they relate it to work. Even the phrase we use to describe exercise is to “workout.” The truth is that the average American spends the majority of waking life working. Who wants more work? We want to play. We want to relax. We want to escape from the reality of work, Exercise is the last thing we want to do. Instead, we want a shortcut, and the desire for a quick fix is an open invitation for health and fitness parasites.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. The smoking gun that reveals the real truth about the state of health in the U.S. is the stratospheric revenue within the pharmaceutical industry. Between 1995 and 2005, prescription drug sales increased by 249 percent to a staggering $251 billion on more than 3.6 billion prescriptions written annually. This doesn’t include the $17 billion we spent on more than 100,000 over-the-counter drugs that contained in excess of 1,000 chemical compounds. As you peel back the layers of the lie, you quickly realize that these record-breaking numbers were made possible by drugs that treat conditions and diseases, which are largely self-inflicted or forced upon us by accomplices that stand to profit from our ill health.

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Truth About Personal Training Employers And Companies

If history has taught us anything, it is that when a business concept exhibits the potential for growth, companies and industries spread like a virus to expand and exploit the opportunity. From the meager beginnings of muscle-bound bodybuilders, steel barbells, medicine balls and once-a-day vitamins, the health and fitness industry has transformed into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut. Health and fitness professionals, such as personal trainers have evolved from spandex and headbands to being highly trained sales and marketing snipers. The trainers working for them are there puppets, and are making sure that your cash is their target.

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