And the winners are…
Jodi Dunnell for her giggle inducing (and sometimes bruising) ice breaker called Peg Tag.
Lindsey Hilliard for her ominously named team builder called What Lies Beneath.
On top of that, all of the entrants have just won a copy of our brand new ebook Beyond Burpees! Thanks so much for being a part of the competition.
Also, thanks to those who helped me with voting. It was pretty close there but the winners came through in the end.
Here are the winning drills again if you missed them.
By Jodi Dunell
5 + participants
Each participant starts with a certain number of clothes pegs pegged onto their clothes (avoid “personal” areas). I find 6 – 8 pegs is a good number.
Mark out an area that will allow your group to be able to run around and tag each other and not be too cramped.
On the word “Go” participants are to steal a peg off someone else and peg it to themselves. The person with the most pegs at the end of a given time (I have found 60sec – 90 sec a good time limit) is declared the winner.
Redistribute the peg and repeat but reverse the rule. This time the winner is the person with the least amount of pegs. They have to put their peg onto someone else.
I have found this game creates lots of laughs but be careful of the sneaky cheats hiding their pegs or putting them in unnoticeable areas or tactics to gang up on someone!!! Great fun and cheap just use your clothes pegs from home.
My business is called JUMPT. I have been in the fitness industry for the last 8 years. I conduct group sessions and work at the local gym as a fitness instructor taking circuit, spin, pump and boxing. I have a diploma of fitness, am completing a diploma in life coaching and am a master practitioner in NLP.
What Lies Beneath
Equipment: Cones, labels
Aim: Everyone works together in this drill to get through all the cones.
Use approximately 15 cones (at least one per camper) and allocate an exercise to each cone by placing a card underneath (so the campers can’t see what the exercise is without lifting up the cone).
Start campers holding a plank in a line or in a circle. Cones should be placed around 30m away from group.
Pick a camper to go first.
While everyone else is holding a plank, the first camper sprints out to the cones, picks one at random and brings it back to the group. That camper then tells the group which exercise is in the cone they just chose.
Everyone in the group performs the exercise together, while the next person sprints out to get the next cone. Once that camper returns with the new cone, everyone performs changes to the new exercise.
This pattern continues on until all the cones have been collected and everyone has had at least one turn at sprinting out to a cone for collection.
The aim is for each person to complete as many reps as they can until the next person returns with a new cone.
It’s up to you which exercises you choose to allocate, depending on your group. I tend to use bodyweight exercises for this one.
I used this one recently when combining two bootcamp groups together. It worked well because as the group moved through the exercises and begin to tire, they really encouraged each other to sprint out to the cones and back.
It’s a great idea for the instructor to encourage each of the runner’s by name so everyone learns each other’s names too.
My name is Lindsey Hilliard and I run bootcamp sessions aimed at mums. Mums are generally a unique group, who don’t have the time to go to a gym or enough fitness education to work out on their own. Most of my clients come to me with a goal of losing their baby weight and have very low fitness levels (to start with). I put a large focus of my training into fat loss and core strength (as most have lost this during pregnancy).
I love training this niche group because it has a real ‘community’ feel about it and we all have so much fun together.
My business, Fit la Femme, has been running bootcamps for just over 2 years now.
Beyond Burpees has arrived
Inside Beyond Burpees you will find dozens of ideas to build team work and community into your workouts. The workouts are designed so that you can easily modify for different classes. There is also a fantastic section of bootcamp games and an in-depth glossary with exercise descriptions and links to video demonstrations.
A lot of work has gone into this, I’m super proud of it and I think you guys will really like it.
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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.