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Physiological Benefits of Boot Camp Workouts

benefits of bootcamp

If you’ve been training with Boot Camp San Francisco for a while, you know how great you feel after an early morning workout where you pushed it to the max at one of our locations. While being fit and strong makes you look great (and also is super-convenient when you have to move something heavy), it also comes with significant health benefits. Here are just some of the ways your body will thank you for regularly doing your boot camp exercises with BCSF.

Cardiovascular health

If you don’t tax your heart muscle by requiring it to work a little bit harder than it’s used to, your cardio strength will atrophy little by little. This is true even if you stop working out for as little as a week, but it is especially true if you have spent months or years doing little to no exercise. If this is the case, you owe it to yourself to give your heart something hard to do. Yes, you may be gasping and out of shape for the first few workouts, but the investment you make in your heart’s health now will pay off for years to come. (Please check with your doctor if you have any dangerous issues with your heart.)

Lung health

The ability of your lungs to exchange oxygen is crucial to your blood’s ability to deliver that oxygen to every cell in your body. Properly oxygenated cells are happy cells, as oxygen molecules are needed in order to create ATP (which is the primary source of all your cells’ energy). Strong and healthy lungs aren’t developed by shallow breathing while you’re sitting at a desk. They’re made in the heady cool air of a San Francisco morning when you take deep gulps of breath after pumping out your new personal best number of reps.

Skin health

You know all those cosmetic companies who are there to sell you creams, lotions, body butters, and youth-revitalizing serums? Yeah, those things have their place, but there’s one secret ingredient that beats all those products to smithereens. Sweat. Yep, good old fashioned sweat is the miracle face cream that no one thinks to use. If you struggle with skin blemishes or other skin issues, there are very few things quite as effective as your body’s own sweat for restoring your skin to equilibrium and clarity. The reason for this is that sweat opens up your pores, allowing your body to flush toxins out of your skin cells. It also releases salt, which helps to kill bacteria that’s lodged in your skin. If your workout hasn’t made you work up a sweat in a while, it’s time to discover how much your skin can benefit from a boot camp workout. (Of course, to get the full benefit to your skin, it’s necessary to shower after you sweat to remove all that gunk.)

These are just a few of the benefits to your health that you’ll receive when you work out with Boot Camp San Francisco. Join BCSF today to get strong, look and feel your best, and work out with a motivated group of people who will inspire you to new heights of fitness. Sign up now.