Over 1,600 individuals have participated in the FREE "Boot Camp in the Park". This is the perfect physical activity for all ages and fitness levels. In many cases, individuals just need a little motivation and encouragement to get started. You can join us every Saturday morning through mid-November. Come on out on Saturday mornings and join in the fun! Tell your friends, family members and co-workers.
We are inviting the entire community to join us for the FREE "Boot Camp in the Park" Now in our 6th year!
35 weeks of FREE Boot Camp in the Park from Saturday, March 18th -mid November
Join us to kick-off of both Boot Camp in the Park and Get Active Howard County. Join us for the special kick-off event and than keep coming back with your friends, family and co-workers every Saturday morning!
Even with the weather over 50 people joined us at the kick-off for Get Active Howard County on Saturday March 18th!
Directions from Points East: from Rt. 29, take Rt. 108 West; cross over first light at Columbia Road, right turn onto Woodland Rd., immediate left to pavilion. Follow Get Active Howard County signs. From Centennial Lane and points West: Pass first park entrance; u-turn at Columbia Road, first right on Woodland Road, immediate left to pavilion H.
This is the group that set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Outdoor Circuit Training!
FREE for all participants! On-site registration: click here for details
Pictures by Gregory Fine Portraits
Boot Camp in the Park FAQ
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
It doesn't matter how physically fit you are. It doesn't matter how old you are. This program is about getting you, your family, your friends, your neighbors--everyone you care about---up and moving. If you are ready to make the commitment to wellness and becoming more physically active, "Boot Camp in The Park" is for you! We also encourage you to bring your children. Beginning in 2014, we are coordinating with WeCan (Ways To Enhance Children's Activitites and Nutrition) to encourage families to exercise together on Saturday mornings. This program will be promoted to participating WeCan Howard County elementary schools as "We Can Move In The Park". For more information about WeCan, Click Here
WHAT IS THE COST TO PARTICIPATE?
This is a FREE community program
WHEN IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
Every Saturday from 8am-9am beginning mid-march to late November (35 weeks) - 2017 Official Start Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Consider a walk, jog or run around beautiful Centennial Lake following Boot Camp in The Park. If you decide to walk, jog or run the lake before the workout, most walkers would complete the loop on time if they start by 7am. Joggers and runners would likely complete the loop if they started by 7:15am. Our location is Corporate Pavilion H which can be accessed by turning onto Woodland Road off of 108 and taking an immediate left turn into the park. We will post signage near the gate and on our website if the location should change. Once you enter the park, just follow the Get Active Howard County signs.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL FORMAT FOR THE BOOT CAMP?
Time: 7:45am - Free registration opens (Register by 7:55am)
7:55am - Orientation & Meet the trainer(s)
7:55am - Warm-up
8:00am - Exercise begins (modified to meet the needs of all fitness levels)
9:00am - Cool down and stretch
Every exercise and activity can be modified for those that prefer a slower paced workout and to accommodate all fitness levels. Just as important, the trainers are always ready to kick it up for participants who are up for the challenge.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
Location: Centennial Park (108 South Entrance) --follow the Get Active Howard County signs once you enter the park.
We recommend that you confirm our location by clicking on the following link: http://wepromotehealth.org/updates.aspx
WHAT TO BRING?
We recommend that you bring a towel and/or exercise mat, water bottle (recommended)
WHEN DID THE PROGRAM BEGIN?
This program began in 2011. The first training featured five professional trainers sharing expertise and enthusiasm in a station by station format. Teams rotated through the stations learning new exercises, having fun and improving their fitness and form. In 2011, participants of the free "Boot Camp in the Park" set the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Outdoor Circuit Training". The message is that anyone, regardless of age or fitness level, can make the commitment to increasing their physical activity! Most of the participants never thought they could do this until they took the first step--- They showed up!
Join the fun and start your Saturday off with us.
Please read and sign the Terms of Agreement and Official Release and bring a copy with you to the park