This time last year we ran a cool competition looking for some awesome games to share with the community. The result was 15 or so new games to add to our repertoire.
Well it’s time again for a new competition, although this one will be more a giveaway then a competition because most submissions will win something.
The Theme Is…
… ice breakers and team builders.
I am wrapping up an ebook project I have been working on with friend and trainer, Jess Griffin. Her business has boomed in the short time since she started it and it is apparent to me that a large part of her success has been from using plenty of partner and team drills in her workouts.
These drills have allowed clients to get know each other. They are very supportive of each others efforts, something which is evident just by looking at the comments on the business’s Facebook page.
So with that in mind – and also with the pleas on the Bootcamp Ideas Facebook page for more partner drills – I thought it would be awesome for everyone to throw their best drills into the ring.
How You Can Win
Follow the steps below to make your submission. Jess and I will pick the best 5 to 10 submissions form each category. I say 5 to 10 because at this stage I have no idea how many entries we will actually get. We may only get 5 in each entry so get on it!
Videos that help with the explanation will go a long way to being picked.
The best 5 to 10 will appear on the website next week for you to try out. Now to avoid people with a large fan base from telling their lists to vote for them, the voting will be done by the 40 members of the Bootcamp Ideas private Facebook group.
The highest voted winner of each category will get to choose a prize from the prize pool (which will be announced soon – ~$200 value for the winners). Every single person who’s drill gets through to the final 5 to 10 will get a copy of Bootcamp Ideas brand new ebook.
There will also be an additional giveaway for anyone who submits – even if you didn’t make it into the final list.
Winners will be announced on the 4th of November 2013 (Australian Time).
You can submit your entry under one of two categories; Ice Breaker or Team Builder.
I understand these aren’t really mutually exclusive so use the identifiers below as a guide.
|Ice Breaker||Team Builder|
How To Enter
Entries close 9am Sunday morning on 27/10/2013 Australian time.
- Scour your notes and pick out your best/favourite drill.
- Head to the Submit page and fill it out.
- Be sure to include the category and what size group your drill/game is suitable for.
- You may also want to include a link to a video(s) to help with your explanation. If you want to attach anything just let me know in your workout and I will email you back so you can send it through.
Disclaimer and Legal Stuff
Firstly, this competition is for fun! I apologise in advance if your drill doesn’t get picked. It is nothing personal, I would just like to keep the quality level high and reward those who put in a lot of effort.
Prizes may not equal exactly $200. That is just an estimate. Actual prize value and contents will be announced this weekend. Entries will close 9:00am Sunday morning (27/10/2013).
Prize contributors cannot enter. Only one entry per person.
Now I leave you with a buddy sprinting drill that I would class as a Team Builder.
Sample Drill: Partner Fartleks
Pair up clients with similar fitness levels.
Partners begin running slowly around oval (or field) in pairs. On first whistle blow partner A starts sprinting, partner B keeps running slowly. On second whistle blow partner A slows to an easy run and partner B sprints until they catch up to partner A. Partners jog together until next whistle blow (when Partner A sprints off again).
Note: Modify for beginners by making them walk instead of run in between sprints.
Run for two rounds of 5 minutes. In the second round partner B will sprint first and partner A will catch up.
For timing intervals, start with 30 second sprints (allow another 30 seconds for the next person to catch up) then 30 seconds of slow running. Then do some 20 second sprints. Then finally finish with 10 second sprints.
Enjoy guys and gals and good luck.
If you don’t feel like entering but want to see the entries when they come out, join our mailing list to be notified.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.