by Pam Trudeau Miraval’s Fitness Supervisor, Miraval Resort & Spa
Making time to head to the gym can be tough, and purchasing all the new fitness equipment on the market would cost a fortune. However, it doesn’t take much to get an intense workout, especially now that the weather allows you to take your workouts outdoors. All you need is a little time, your own body weight and gravity.
Boot Camp or Primal Movement workout routines are a huge hit right now and for good reason: they deliver results! This type of training doesn’t have to mean waking up at 4am and meeting at the park with a group of strangers, you can take your favorite or “least favorite” circuits from Miraval’s Zen Boot Camp and challenge yourself in the comforts of your own home.
Our class takes place outside on the edge of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, giving you the chance to enjoy nature and a Zen ambiance; however the rest is pure boot camp! Plyometrics, Wind Sprints, where you run or power walk uphill, are interspersed with resistance work using your own body weight. Think Push-ups, Tricep Dips, Planks, Standing Core work, Squats and Jumping Jacks… they’re all there! You move quickly between segments, never stopping for long periods of time. This is your high school gym class on steroids.
Boot Camp workout routines are proof that you can get a high intensity, calorie-burning workout anywhere, anytime and with no equipment. For stamina and strength building, nothing is more effective than old-fashioned speed and agility drills paired with strength and core work. You can modify the moves and change the paces, but regardless Boot Camp always ends up being a challenging workout for everyone, no matter what your fitness level.
Check out this sample below of Miraval’s Zen Boot Camp. Use these moves at home to get a great full-body workout!
About Pam Trudeau: Pam Trudeau has been with Miraval for 11 years. She brings over 25 years of fitness industry experience to her leadership of the Body Mindfulness Center. Pam is a Certified Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise, a Personal Trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and a Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance, and is an experienced facilitator in many areas including Cycling, Kickboxing, Yogilates, and Zumba. Pam’s specialty is Pilates. Pam has over 900 hours of training in the Ron Fletcher Teacher Training Program of Study, with over 10 years instructing Pilates Mat classes and Private Apparatus SessionsAbout Miraval Resort & Spa:
Miraval Resort & Spa is an award -winning luxury destination retreat in Tucson, Arizona. Personalized attention, sumptuous casita-style guest accommodations, and the spectacular new Life in Balance Spa help Miraval garner accolades from Spafinder Wellness 365, Travel+Leisure, and Condé Nast Traveler year after year. Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa continues to lead the industry with unique treatments known for mind-body rejuvenation such as Spirit Flight and Naga Thai. Beyond the spa, Miraval guests enjoy healthful cuisine, wellness programming, and a variety of fitness, yoga, meditation, and challenge activities. Miraval guests physically and spiritually reconnect on the path to a life in balance