Where can I host a bootcamp?

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Finding a location

Your bootcamp's location has a large influence on how many clients attend. Factors to determine the most appropriate venue includes parking, restroom proximity, amenities, size of group/workout space needed, and ease of access. Here's our list of free/low cost spaces along with their pro's and con's.

Place Pro's Con's
City Parks

Free or very low cost

Huge open space

Familiar location

May require additional permit

No equipment

Outdoors (can be rained out)

Beaches and Green Spaces

Free or very low cost

Familiar location

 

May require additional permit 

No equipment

Outdoors (Can be rained out)

School Gymnasiums

Very low cost

Inside/ Air Conditioning

Requires you to contact your local school board ahead of time.
Backyards

Free

Limited space

Outdoors (can be rained out)

Sports/ Training facilities

Inside/ Air Conditioning

Great Equipment

Higher cost, some facilities charge up to $5-$10 a person

City Parks

Every city has unique by-laws, so we strongly advise you first consult city officials and be certain your event meets compliance. If ever in doubt, ask! Many trainers seek city parks as their first choice because they are free, central to the community, familiar, and accommodating for various group sizes. We recommend carrying a personal first aid kit for minor injuries whenever conducting an outdoor workout. Also be prepared to point out the nearest public restroom and drinking fountain at the beginning of the bootcamp. 

Beaches and Green Spaces

A close alternative to city parks are public green spaces and beaches. Again, since it is a city-owned community space it is best to familiarize yourself with local by-laws that require additional paperwork to run events onsite. Working out directly on the sand allows advanced clients to enhance their intensity while also allowing clients needing low impact modifications/surfaces to perform drills. 

School Gymnasiums

A great low cost option if your event requires an indoor environment. Many local schools are open to renting out their gymnasiums on weekends and evenings for community events such as bootcamps. Don't be afraid to ask! Prices can range from free to approx. $100. This is one of our favorite options for running large group classes in a building with air-conditioning/ heating/ lighting. 

Backyards

Some trainers also run bootcamps from there own backyards and driveways. Great for smaller, more intimate sessions and it is absolutely free! Just be considerate of noise levels (music, shouting, etc.), your neighbor's property, and street parking when settling logistics.

Sports and Training Facilities

If you have a particularly large group or require dedicated workout equipment, sports and training facilities may be the best option. Average rental rates for independent facilities charge single rate feea between $40-$100/ hour or may charge per head of $5-$10 an attendee. Don't be afraid to ask boutique gyms and training facilities as many are open to renting out their space/increasing public visibility.

 

In conclusion:

Weigh your options and needs when deciding which space is the most appropriate for your bootcamp. Always go through this checklist when deciding:

  • Site accessibility
  • Parking options (free vs paid will significantly affect the customer experience and attendance)
  • Size of the group
  • Time of day
  • Fees
  • City compliance
  • Restrooms and drinking fountains
  • Equipment
  • Weather forecast

If you're still uncertain or cannot decide between two locations, try seeking out trainers who are already hosting bootcamps in your area and ask their advice. City officials may also be beneficial to consult (ask them for information on compliance at the same time!).

 

 

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