Should You Exercise When Sick?

  As cold and flu season descends upon San Francisco, there is a pretty good chance you’ll catch a virus in the coming months. So how do you know when to rest versus to try and “sweat it out”? The answer is definitely no one-size-fits-all (and when in doubt, see a doctor). But there are … Continued

Healthy Fall Breakfast Ideas to Fuel Your Day

Red Flannel Hash

  Recently, we created a list of our 5 favorite healthy breakfast ideas – so now we thought we’d create a fall iteration. Fall mornings are the perfect time to slow down and enjoy the season’s harvest with a healthy breakfast. The flavors of fall have plenty of possibilities beyond pumpkin spice (who are we … Continued

What is HIIT and Why You Should Love It

Woman performing HIIT Workout in San Francisco

  At BootCampSF in San Francisco, we regularly incorporate High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) into our routines. So what is HIIT? HIIT training has plenty of well-documented benefits and is the broad term used for a training technique that involves short bouts of intense exercise alternated with (sometimes active) lower intensity intervals of recovery. If … Continued

Top 4 Reasons to Work Out With Others

BootCampsSF class working out together in San Francisco

  If you’re part of the BootCampSF tribe, you’ve hopefully noticed the differences between working out with others vs working out alone. When you are alone, it can be challenging to complete a tough workout. Especially when it’s chilly or dark outside (which is often for those in San Francisco). Yet, when you train with … Continued

6 Muscle Building Mistakes

Man showing arm muscle

    The best workout is a smart workout. When building muscle — to get the most effective muscle results efficiently, you need to understand the key is knowing what not to do, what to do, and when.  In addition to losing weight, building muscle is one of the main reasons people start a workout … Continued

Importance of a Healthy Diet for Overall Fitness

Healthy foods like carrots, berries, and nuts are great for fitness performance

  As we all know, the benefits of regular exercise are bountiful. Exercise boosts your overall health and reduces the risk of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Exercising can have immediate and long-term health benefits — Especially the types of varied routines we do at BootCampSF. And in addition to … Continued

5 Hidden Reasons Your Workout Progress is Being Stunted

Strength workout

  Making progress towards your fitness goals means hard work and dedication, but it also means working smart and staying analytical of your routine. Every workout has a lot of moving parts, and your diet is going to play a big role in your overall success. Here are 5 hidden reasons why you’re struggling with … Continued

Best Strength Equipment For Your Home 

Strength equipment

  BootCampSF understands if you can’t make it to a BootCampSF class every day. But that doesn’t mean you have to skip your workouts completely. Having strength training equipment in your home sets you up for success when it comes to long-term fitness. But none of us want to purchase workout equipment just for it … Continued

5 Favorite Food Blogs with Healthy Recipes

Healthy chicken recipe

  Healthy eating can often seem like something that’s a challenge to get around to doing. “I’ll start tomorrow,” we often tell ourselves. Because like many things that require planning and motivation … sometimes it just seems too challenging. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Plenty of great, easy, and most of all healthy recipes … Continued