Fitness BootCamps Des Moines IA

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La Weight Loss Ctr
(515) 334-7388
3512 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA

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Curves Des Moines IA - Central
900 - 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Fitness by Design Inc
(515) 277-9721
4715 Grand Ave Ste A
Des Moines, IA
 
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
(515) 224-0636
948 73rd St
Windsor Heights, IA
 
Mercy Wellness Center
(515) 247-3066
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Hunter Professional Svc Weight
(515) 224-7860
1401 50th St
West Des Moines, IA

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Des Moines Snap Fitness
(515) 257-6261
4123 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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New Image Family Fitness Center
(515) 279-1000
49 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Curves For Women
(515) 633-0012
900 42nd St
Des Moines, IA
 
Total Quality Fitness and Tanning
(515) 265-2399
1225 Copper Creek Dr
Pleasant Hill, IA
 
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Fitness BootCamps, Do They Really Work?

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Fwoman at a fitness boot campitness bootcamps are taking the country by storm. You can not drive past a local park, or even watch late night TV and not see a DVD, a reference or footage of a fitness boot camp in action. But are fitness bootcamp recruits getting in shape and staying that way?

Fitness Boot camps, which include basic exercises like jumping jacks, lunges, sit-ups, and squats, have become increasingly popular through out the US. Fitness bootcamp workouts are designed to provide both cardiovascular exercise and muscle conditioning. A new study researched at the University of Wisconsin's La Crosse Exercise and Health Program and recently published published in Fitness Matters, a publication of the American Council on Exercise looked at this recent fad to determine how well the approach worked in regards to cardiovascular fitness and calories burned.

The Fitness Boot Camp Study

  • Researchers recruited six men and six women aged 19 to 29.
  • At the start of the study, participants' fitness levels were evaluated.
  • Participants exercised on a treadmill while researchers checked their maximum heart rates and maximum oxygen consumption.
  • Participants were asked to rate how hard they felt they were exercising, and those perceived exertion scores were recorded.
  • Each participant was given the 40-minute video, The Method: Cardio Boot Camp with Tracey Mallett. This video was chosen because it has both the aerobic movements and strength exercises that are typical of the boot camp style. Volunteers took the videos home so that they could familiarize themselves with the choreography. Then each participant came back to the lab and did the workout while researchers tested them for oxygen consumption, caloric burn, heart rate, and perceived exertion.
  • Participants in the study burned about 600 calories per hour.
  • Participants worked on average at 77% of maximum heart rate (MHR), some as high as 91% M...

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