Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about…
Upstate South Carolina’s Boot Camp for Women:
What exactly is the Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp for Women?
Our Boot Camp is a four-week program held indoors and outdoors (if there’s inclement weather, we make some adjustments) that provides instruction on fitness and nutrition, with generous heapings of motivation and fun! Boot Camp is led by Upstate South Carolina’s world-class fitness instructor: Vaughn Bethell. Vaughn is a certified fitness professional with years of experience helping over 1,000 Upstate South Carolina residents. Boot Camp consists of calisthenics, light running and body weight exercises. Small dumbbells, rocks, ropes, kettlebells, medicine balls are also used. The goal is to get you moving, elevate your heart rate and build lean muscle so your body burns twice as much fat. NOTE: Ladies, do not worry you will not get bulky. Muscle is more compact and smaller than fat. Also, it’s much more shapely. Replacing fat with muscle will make you smaller, tighter and firmer your dress size will go down, not up!
Each day, camp will be one hour in length. Please see our calendar page for time and location information.
What if I’m not in very good shape?
We use progressive programming at Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp for Women. That means each person is assessed to determine their personal level of fitness. If you’re not in very good shape, we’ll start you slow (there will be others in the same boat, so you won’t be left behind), but work you up to speed more quickly than you can probably imagine right now. The amazing thing about the human body is how it adapts quickly to proper stimulus. We will SAFELY challenge you never more so than you can handle. With years of experience working with women of all ages and fitness levels, we have this progressive programming down to a science.
Just know that you are welcome at Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp regardless of your level of fitness, and you will not feel out of place, even if you think of yourself now as being totally out of shape. You are not alone. Help is here, both from us (your instructors) and the friendly, caring support you will receive from the other women. We work as a team, inspiring and being inspired, and everybody wins!
Where is the location we will meet?
Please see our calendar page for location information.
What types of exercises and activities are included in the program?
First let me say that everything we do at Boot Camp is FUN. You will never be doing long, boring cardiovascular exercise or painful, hard, heavy lifting. Those days are gone.
The exercises we do include an emphasis on developing the core muscles of your body. This is called functional fitness. Your stomach down to your knees is your core. And for most people, that’s where all the problems are. Now, keep in mind that when you work your core directly, every other part of your body gets indirect work. So if you have that jiggly skin on the backs of your arms, or you want your shoulders to look great for that strapless gown, or you need to slim down your ankles all of those body parts will benefit tremendously from the exercises we do at Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp for Women.
There will also be some short distance running from time to time of less than a mile, body weight exercises to increase your strength, circuit training, hiking, some Pilates movements, running obstacle courses and much more.
The bottom line is that you can do it all, and with our progressive programming you can start at a pace that’s comfortable for you, and increase your intensity under our supervision and instruction, safely and measurably, quicker than you can imagine. That’s how you get results!
How often will we meet for Boot Camp?
You and the other ladies will meet with us up to 6 days a week.
Boot Camp will last for one full hour, including warm-up and cool-down. There are bathrooms at the location in case you need them. All that we ask is that you arrive on time and ready to go. Please see our calendar page for time and location information.
How Will You Know What My Fitness Level Is?
A few days before Boot Camp begins, we will meet with each participant to give you a Boot Camp orientation, assessment (where we take some measurements and ask you some questions about your lifestyle as it pertains to your fitness and medical history), and answer any questions you may have.
About the pre-camp measurements: What we watch and measure improves! That’s our motto here, and it will become yours, as well. It’s vital that we ascertain a baseline of where you are today, so that we can document how far you come in the 4 weeks. Nothing is as motivating as seeing your body change before your eyes. But since it occurs over a 4-week period, you can quickly forget where you were and how far you’ve come. So we establish the baseline for you with measurements and pictures. All the measurements and pictures are held in strict confidence and will never be shared without your consent. Although, I will tell you that most ladies are very eager to show the world their accomplishment!
The whole point is to measure your improvement over the 4 weeks so you can feed off that achievement and keep going strong! It’s not uncommon for women to see dramatic body fat reductions over just four weeks.
When does the next Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp Start?
Click here to see the next Orientation Class time!
What should I bring with me to Boot Camp?
Besides comfortable clothing you can exercise in , the most important thing for you to bring is a positive, can-do attitude and the willingness and desire to have fun with other ladies just like you!
The social element of Boot Camp is a vital part of your success. The camaraderie and support is tremendous. Everyone works together as a team, inspiring and being inspired.
Other things to bring: Your own exercise mat, a small set of hand weights (5 or 8 pounds is sufficient unless you are very advanced), a water bottle and running shoes. All of these items can be purchased very inexpensively at Fitness HQ, Fitness In Motion, Busy Body, WAL*MART, or Target. You may also want to bring a towel and gloves or mittens in the cooler months.
What sort of results can I expect to achieve at Boot Camp?
Besides the body transformation you’ll experience, the biggest achievement is the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment you get from taking care of your health. If you’ve never experienced it, you are in for a real treat, because nothing can make your life more full, rich, balanced and positive than exercise. If there is such a thing as a panacea, something that cures everything, it’s fitness.
The body transformation will be a wonderful achievement, and you can expect to see your body become toned, tighter and considerably more firm. Your energy levels will soar. Stress will be totally controlled, and in some cases, even disappear. Your stamina and strength will increase, your body fat decrease by as much as 3% – 8%, you can lose a minimum of 5lbs – 12lbs, your thighs and tush will firm up, your tummy flatten. Inches will literally melt away as you add lean muscle and lose unwanted fat. Your skin will glow, your eyes clear, and you’ll sleep like a baby.
I know, I know, that sounds like hype. All I can say is this: once you experience it, you WILL believe it. And in addition to all that, you’ll meet great people, make some new friends and have a heckuva lot of fun!
How much does Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp for Women cost?
We ask that you commit to 3 months of Unlimited Training to start your journey with us, and after 3 months, you may pay on a month-to-month basis. After only 4 weeks of boot camp, you’ll have the “fitness habit” and you’ll never want to give it up because it makes you look and feel so darn good.
For a detailed list of our pricing structure, please go to the Registration Page.
If you compare this to any other option (as I have done for you on the main page of this website), you will see there is no other fitness solution that even comes close to giving you this much value for the investment. The reason women’s boot camps are exploding across America is because women get the best results in this type of environment, with this type of fun exercise, instruction, coaching and support, and they get the results FAST.
Will the exercises I do at Boot Camp make me sore?
It’s completely normal to feel some soreness for the first few days of camp. You are moving and using muscles in ways you probably have not for some time, maybe ever. We make sure to warm you up properly, cool you down right, and stretch, stretch, stretch. And that alleviates much of the soreness, but still, some soreness is normal. And frankly, the mild soreness lets you know you’re doing great work!
What types of women get the most benefit from Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp?
The women who get the best results are not categorized so much by body type, age, fitness level or demographics. They are categorized by attitude. If you come to camp ready, willing and able to take instruction, inspire and be inspired, push yourself a little beyond your normal comfort zone and have fun in a supportive environment designed to really bring out the best in you, then you can expect phenomenal results. Like everything in life, you get out of it what you put into it. But one of the great benefits of camp is that you are led by knowledgeable, expert fitness trainers who understand what you need and how to give it to you, how to motivate you and how to hold you accountable so that results come fast!
Do you have a refund policy?
Yes, here are the details:
- If you are unable to attend camp due to circumstances out of your control, we will give you a full refund if you notify us at least one full week prior to your session start date.
- If you are unable to attend camp due to circumstances out of your control, and notify us less than one week prior to your session start date, we will provide you with a refund less $50.00 cancellation fee (because we are not able to give your spot to someone else at this late date).
- If we are notified of your inability to attend after your session begins, we can give you a credit towards another boot camp at a later date.
Do you guarantee results?
Yes. Absolutely. If you follow the program as instructed and still do not get results, you can request and receive a full refund of your tuition. It’s worth noting that this has never occurred to date, and we do not anticipate that it ever will, but we offer it nonetheless to ensure you feel 100% confident that we stand behind Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp for Women and are fully committed to helping you get your body back!
What can I expect on a typical day at Upstate South Carolina Performance QSA Boot Camp for Women?
Expect FUN, expect excitement, expect to never be bored, always be stimulated, challenged (just enough) and to always leave camp feeling charged up, energized, full of life and feeling great. Expect to feel lighter in body and spirit. Expect to feel healthier and have a real zest for the day ahead. Expect to seize every opportunity, smile a lot, laugh, enjoy and love. That’s what you can expect every single day from Boot Camp. Again, I realize that sounds like a big promise, maybe even too big. But it’s true. I know it because I live it every day. And you’ll know it soon enough, as well.
How quickly can I expect to see results in the mirror?
It took time for you to get where you are today, and so it’s only natural that it will take a little time to see dramatic changes. But you will most definitely experience performance, strength and conditioning improvement, sometimes in as little as three to four days.
See-it-in-the-mirror results can take 14 days or more, depending on how much effort you put into it. Again, it’s all about attitude. If you show up ready to put in the effort while you’re at boot camp, and you follow our nutritional guidance (without traditional dieting don’t worry about that nonsense, we don’t play those games) of eating smaller, more frequent meals and healthy snacks while you’re away from boot camp, you can expect to see real transformational results by the end of the four weeks. 1-2 dress size reduction, 3-8% body fat reduction and a minimum of 5-12 pounds of weight lost, is not uncommon and absolutely within your grasp. We’ll help you every step of the way, and motivate you to succeed!