Fun, free workout challenge
A group of fitness fanatics wanting to avoid the high cost associated with group exercise have come up with a solution.
Together they have formed ‘‘Froot Camp’’, a play on the words ‘‘free boot camp’’ and ‘‘friends who boot camp’’. About a dozen of them meet twice a week in Auckland’s Domain to run their own drills and keep fit for free.
Froot Camp recruit Sarah Moore said it started after the friends decided they could meet up and organise their own fitness workouts as opposed to paying a personal trainer. ‘‘A couple of us were chatting and realised that while we weren’t personal trainers, after three or four years of boot camp training we knew what made a good session,’’ Moore said. ‘‘We were up for the challenge of doing it ourselves and thought why not’’.
Moore said the camaraderie was the best thing about the group. ‘‘The friendships that develop, seeing others overcome challenges, watching those who are next-level fit compete in big races and just being outdoors are the