Keep off those holiday pounds!
Ever been to Pioneer Park and seen a fitness class taking place?
In the morning... In the evening... On the weekends... Mission Hills local Gwen Swain leads a spirited group of men and women in an all levels fitness boot camp.
Smiling, she acknowledges that "my office has the best view in town" as she and her loyal Fit-Campers lift weights, run laps, slam medicine balls, swing kettlebells, navigate through agility courses and work together in team drills and partner exercises. She creates and leads a fun, challenging and different workout every morning as the sun rises and evening as the dew falls.
This 4-week fitness camp is designed to help you jump start a fitness routine by learning proper form and technique at the beginning and then push through plateaus and reach new levels of strength and endurance by the end. But for most of her clients, it doesn't stop there. Most of her clients have become hooked "regulars" and enroll again month after month, trading in their stuffy, under-utilized gym memberships for this scenic, safe, encouranging and consistently butt-kicking fitness alternative.She began Mission Fit Camp in October 2010 with just 9 participants enrolled in the first session. Three years later, Mission Fit Camp now offers 5 classes per day - and a few of the original "Campers" are still out there. With 91 five-star reviews on Yelp and prices averaging around $13 per class, this workout is sustainably priced and certainly worth waking up early for.If you'd like to come try Mission Fit Camp for yourself, walk up to Gwen at the Park and say hello - she's the spunky red head with the whistle and stop watch. Odds are, day or night, she'll be there with a flock of happy (Fit) Campers doing push-ups in the field.
Mission Fit Camp meets Sunday-Thursday at Pioneer Park. Next Camp begins on Monday, January 6th with a free "Pre-Camp" fitness assessment at 10 am on Sunday January 5th. You don't need to be in shape to start: 4 weeks will change your life.