Kayla Itsines Bootcamp

Last Summer I started following Kayla Itsines on Instagram. She is an Australian native who has developed two amazing workout guides as well a nutrition guide.  I always told myself I would never spend money on something like this as I figured that I could use my resources to learn about fitness on my own and shouldn’t have to buy a guide to teach me how to workout. I continued to follow Kayla on IG and all the transformations she posted amazed me. Soon enough I was debating taking the plunge to buy her first 12 week guide. In October I finally purchased Bikini Body Guide (BBG) 1.0 and it was the best $60 I’ve ever spent.  Kayla’s resistance workouts consist of completing 4 rounds of circuits for 7 minutes each. Yes, only 28 minutes! Sounds quick and easy but they are the toughest (and most sweaty) 28 minutes of my day.  I’ve completed Kayla’s first 12 week guide twice and have now started her second guide (weeks 12-24). I feel stronger and more confident than I have ever been and I have Kayla to thank.

Kayla began a bootcamp world tour and on May 31 Kayla announced on her Instagram account that registration for her NYC bootcamp was open. It filled up within 1 hour. I’m so very thankful that Jeremy wasn’t huffing and puffing at me being on IG too much that night or I may have very well missed her post and not been able to secure a ticket.

For the past couple months I have connected with several other girls who are doing the guides. I finally got the chance to meet so many of those girls at the bootcamp this past Saturday, and even roomed with 3 of them in the city Friday night.  Jeremy may thought I was a little nutty for spending the night with 3 strangers that I’ve never met in person, but it was the best decision.  After a delicious dinner together on Friday night we woke up bright and early on Saturday ready to sweat with Kayla. Of course getting a good spot for the workout was first priority so we lined up outside the venue (Basketball City) at 6:30am, an hour before the doors were scheduled to open and two and a half hours before the bootcamp was scheduled to start.  We weren’t the least bit eager, nope not at all.  At 7:30 we ran through the doors to secure our spots in the front row, woot woot. Before we knew it 9am came and we were warming up for 30 minutes of burpees, push-ups, ab bikes, planks, x-hops, jump lunges, jump squats and leg raises. The workout was brutal and left me with tomato face but it was an amazing experience. After the workout I had the chance to meet Kayla and thank her for being such an inspiration.  I’m so thankful that I got the chance to workout with Kayla and so many other BBG girls.

Here’s some pictures to recap.

After dinner on Friday we headed to the Brooklyn Bridge for a group photo…

My three fabulous roommates and I found an awesome photographer during our walk to Basketball City…

Waiting for the doors to open on Saturday  morning…

    

Finally inside…

And here’s our girl…

  

You can check out Kayla’s guides here!

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