Maplewood Boot Camps Week 3 Day 1

“The purpose of any athletic endeavor is to challenge human limits both on and off the playing field.”
– Unknown

It’s getting cold out and everyone is doing an awesome job. The routine started off with

1)Warm up 2x
Side Twists arm flap 20x
Push ups 5x
Squats 10x
Jumping Jacks 15x
Side Lunges 10x
Salutation 2x

2)300 Yard Sprints
Cherry Pickers
High Knees
Butt Kicks
Side Shuffle

3) Pyramids
Sprint 30 yards,
· 10 Burpees/squat thrust w/push up
Sprint 30 yards
· 10 side lunges
Sprint 30 yards
· Squat Jumps
Then 9, 8, 7 etc all the way down to 1 rep of each.

Pyramid 1st Place Finishers

6:00am- Jamie Z. and Michelle S. tied

7:00am- Jane M.

9:30am- Eebie Z.

Team Race 120 Reps Week 2 Day 3

“Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.”
Vincent Lombardi

I Divided the camp into teams, 3 people to a team.
Each person completes 1/4 run and begins designated exercise, contributing to the total rep count of 120 reps. for each exercise.

The team that completes the circuit first wins the round.
• Round 1: 1/4 mile trail run with – 120 t-stabilization’s and 120 inchworms.
9:30-10:15am
Kim K.S.
Sophie
Diane B.

• Round 2: 1/4 mile trail run – 120 side step lateral raise and 120 jumping lunges.
9:30-10:15am
Beth
Vanessa P.
Michelle F.

6:00-6:45am it was tie between
Jamie Z.
Wendy L.
Elizabeth A.
and
Deborah H.
Jennifer T.
Jackie G.

• Round 3: 1/4 mile trail run – 120 bear crawls and 120 squat jumps.
9:30-10:15am
Debra F.G.
Jennifer S.
Gemma S.

6:00-6:45am
Jamie Z.
Wendy L.
Elizabeth A.

Boot Camp Week 2 Day 2

“If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.”
– Chinese proverb

Routine Cards
To crank up the intensity a bit I split the camp up into groups of 3. In the past we’ve done this routine with groups of 4-5.

Each team has a deck of cards; each suit has a designated exercise and must be repeated for the number shown on the card.
Each person on the team draws a card from the deck and does the exercise on their own.
It is an individual effort, but members chip away at the deck as a team.

Warm up

Head rotations
Torso
Knees
Squats
Sun Salutation

Round 1:
• Diamonds = 1/4 mile Run
• Hearts = Boot Strapper
• Clubs = Hip Lifts
• Spades = Bench Dips

• Joker = 1st Joker everything is doubled 2nd Joker everthing goes back to normal count

• Ace = 11
• Face cards = 10
• Threw out the 2, 3, and 4 cards

9:30am-10:15am Camp Time17 minutes
Jennifer S.
Daine B.
Kim K.S.

6:00am-6:45am Camp Time 19.36
Michelle B.
Patty O.
Demetha H.

7:00am-7:45am Camp Time 17.06
Paul S.
Michelle F.
Marisha P.

Boot Camp Week 2 Day 1

This is the routine we did at 9:30am on Monday October. 22nd and 6am and 7am on Tuesday October. 23rd. Courtesy of Scott Colby.

  1. Warm Up
    Rotations
    Neck and Head
    Arm circles
    Torso
    Knees
    Squats x10
    Sun Salutation x2
    Trail 1/4 mile
  2. Tabata Time
    20 sec work, 10 rest for 8 rounds
    *Step Ups on the bleachers.
    *USA bicycles
  3. Camp Classic
    *Squat Thrusts x 6
    *Push Ups x 9
    *Knees to Chin x 12
    *Squats x 15
    As many rounds as possible in 11 min
  4. Run 1/4 mile for time

6:00-6:45am Tuesday October. 23rd

Camp Classic Total Rounds in 11 minutes 1/4 Mile Trail
Laura H. 4 We ran out of time
Camille F.
Venus Mui 4

Jennifer T.

5
Deborah H. 5
Peter Schmidt 3
Demetha H. 4
Elizabeth B. 4
Jonathan R. 3
Jamie Z. 6

Ellen A.

6
Patricia O’c. 3 or 5?
Mary B.
Janet T. 5
Elizabeth A. 4
Nancy G. 4
Jackie G. 4
Margaret W. 3
Andrea Randall 4
Shirley M.
Marthe L. 5
Farah Benton 4
Wendy L.
Doris F. 6
Michelle B. 5
Charles M. 5
Susan R. 4
Alvin M. 7
John C. 4

7:00-7:45am Tuesday October. 23rd

Camp Classic Total Rounds in 11 minutes 1/4 Mile Trail
Hildy K. 5 3.05
Donna W. 7 2.30
Marisha P. 8 Bad knee skipped run.
Michelle F. 4 2.40
Lisa B. 5 2.46
Jane M. 8 2.13

9:30-10:15am Monday October. 22nd

Camp Classic Total Rounds in 11 minutes 1/4 Mile Trail
Linda K. 4 3.34
Debra Fay G. 4 2.21
Sophie 7 2.13
Kim 7 2.21
Mary B. 4 2.47
Keisha G.
Vanessa P. 5 2.20
Joanne W. 4 3.15
Rob G. 5 3.06
Nina L. 4 3.19
Beth M. 4 3.10
Michelle P. 5 3.10
Susan R. 4 2.39
Hadiqua 2 3.12
Lena 4 2.52
Laura 4 2.24
Steve L. 4 3.08

Maplewood In Motion 5K and Kids Fun Run


Anxious Kids Ready to Run


Olivia Baker 1st Place

The Sunday October. 21st 2007 Maplewood In Motion 5k Run and Kids Fun Run is an event of the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, put on with the volunteer assistance of Maplewood in Motion. The race was a huge success promoting a day of fitness and fresh air for the whole family. I had a great time helping out with the warm up and stretches for the Kids Fun Run. I want to congratulate everyone for a job well done. The big story of the day was the incredible finish of 11 year old Olivia Baker of South Orange, NJ who came in 1st place in the women’s division with a time of 21.50 and the 4th place finish in the women’s division of 11 year old Imani Coleman of South Orange, NJ with a time of 22:33.
Click on the link below to see all the official results http://www.compuscore.com/cs2007/october/maplewd1.htm

9 Rep Ladder Routine

These are the results of the 9 rep ladder routine we did during session #2. Below you will find the names and times of campers that finished the exercises first. Each of the first place finishers completed 45 repetitions of each exercise in the specified time.

Week #1 Session #2 6:00am Thursday 7:00am Thursday 9:30am Wednesday
Bicep Curl Overhead Press Ellen A. & Nancy G. 3.40 Marisha P. & Jane M. 3.48 Debra F. G. & Keisha G. 3.30
Hip Lifts Jen T. & Deborah H.  1.51

Marisha P. & Jane M. 1.50

Lisa B. & Gemma S. 1.50

Debra F. G. & Keisha G. 1.45
Mountain Climbers Jen T. & Deborah H. .55 Lisa B. & Gemma S. .55 Eebie Z. & Jennifer S. .45
Walking Lunges Ellen A. & Nancy G. 2.00 Marisha P. & Jane M. 2.03 Laura F. & Linda K. & Mary B. 1.35
Push Ups Ellen A. & Nancy G. 1.59 Marisha P. & Jane M. 1.33 Sophie & Kim 1.37
Fire Hydrants

Michelle B. & Doris F. 1.35

Ellen A. & Nancy G. 1.40

Lisa B. & Gemma S. 1.33

Marisha P. & Jane M. 1.28

Laura F. & Linda K. & Mary B. 1.14

Joanne W. & Nina L. 1.18

Chin to Knee Jen T. & Deborah H. 1.54 Marisha P. & Jane M. 1.44 Sophie & Kim 1.50
Side Step Lateral Raise Mary B. & Patty O. & Andrea Dona W. & Hildy K. & Steven L.  

Fight Gone Bad and No Gym Required Routines

The exercises for the Fight Gone Bad routine were

  1. Dumbbell Squat Bicep Curl and an Overhead Press
  2. Kettle Bell Upright Rows
  3. Jump Squats
  4. Side Lunges
  5. Cross Countries

The exercise stations were about 30 ft. away from each other. The campers did 60 seconds at each exercise station before moving on to the next station. We recorded the total repetitions for all 5 exercises.

The exercises for the No Gym Required routine were

  1. Jumping Jacks
  2. Front Planks
  3. Alternating Toe Crunches

These exercises were done for 60 seconds each then 45 seconds each then 30 seconds each and the last set was 15 seconds for each of the exercises. Once again we recorded the total repetitions for the whole routine.

6:00-6:45 am Camp

No Gym Required Total Repetitions Fight Gone Bad Total Repetitions
Patty O. 255 203

Mary B.

266 174
Janet T. 261 173
Elizabeth A. 277 170
Deborah A. R. 258 142
Jennifer T. 320 168
Deborah H. 267 175
Jamie Z. 373 218
Wendy L. 305 200
Doris F. 273 162
Venus M. 148
Demetha H. 153
Shirley M. 283 215
Alvin M. 386 195
Camille L. 154 124
Ellen A. 344 183
Nancy G. 298 186
Maragaret W. 250 152
Marthe L. 262 190
Laura H. 220 131
Elizabeth B. 337 108
Johnathan R. 252 88
Jackie G. 218 120
Charles M 276 129

7:00-7:45am Camp

No Gym Required Total Repetitions Fight Gone Bad Total Repetitions
Marisha P. 450 180
Paul S. 500 190
Michelle F. 509 160
Jane M. 504 200
Hildy K. 290 160
Donna W. 359 184
Lisa B. 253 140
Steve L. 282 170

9:30-10:15am Camp

No Gym Required Total Repetitions Fight Gone Bad Total Repetitions
Sophie 350 195
Kim 352 195
Linda K. 218 190
Vanessa P. 307 174
Beth M. 204 181
Michelle P. 183
Keisha G. 274 162
Joanne W. 306 159
Lena 328 162
Hadiqa 289 147
Diane B. 368 175
Jennifer S. 378 220
Rob G. 414 159
Nina L. 335 160

Fall Boot Camp in Full Swing

My special 5–week 15–session fall boot camp is in full swing. The first day of camp everyone was tested for 1 minute on various exercises. These are the results from the testing.

6:00-6:45 am 10/16/07

 

Push ups Reps.

Sit ups Reps.

1/4 mile Time

Circuit Reps.
Camille F. 21 15 4.25 58
Venus M. 33 16 3.05 108
Ellen A. 42 25 2.46 133
Lisa B. 30 23 2.46 127
Demetha H. 12(20) 22 3.00 ?
Elizabeth A. 12(8) 16 3.19 105
Farah B 8(12) 17 3.19 ?
Shirley M. 31 29 3.36 121
Alvin M. 69 20 2.49 127
Laura H. 9 18 3.15 96
Deborah A.R. 23 18 3.40 118
Marthe L. 40 25 2.12 109
Elizabeth B. 5(13) 21 3.20 94
Jonathan R. 27 18 2.30 47
Charles M. 19 23 2.32

123

Susan R. 16 23 2.41 98
John C. 32 17 1.49 116
Patricia O. 17 28 3.08 127
Mary B. 23 22 3.06

117

Michelle B. 23 21 2.41 127
Jennifer T. 32 30 2.25 143
Deborah H. 32 29 2.25 123
Jackie G. 10(10) 25 2.48 105
Doris F. 33 20 1.59 92

7:00-7:45am 10/16/07

 

Push ups Reps.

Sit ups Reps.

1/4 mile Time

Circuit Reps.
Hildy K. 25(15) 23 2.55 113 green
Donna W. 8(16) 26 2.34 100 green
Steve L. 21 29 2.40 103 green
Marisha P. 36 36 22 2.39 127 green
Michelle F. 10(7) 20 2.39 111 yellow
Gemma S. 18(11) 20 3.42 116 yellow

9:30-10:45 am 10/15/07

 

Push ups Reps.

Sit ups Reps.

1/4 mile Time

Circuit Reps.
Sophie 23 30 2.10 91
Kim 21 28 2.19 80
Keisha G. 15(15) 19 2.32 110
Vanessa P. 3(12) 22 2.30 132
Diane B. 0(31) 22 3.29 110
Debra F. G. 15(10) 26 2.09 118
Jennifer S. 17(12) 28 2.08 126
Nina L. 12 24 3.41 97
Beth M. 0(5) 22 3.08 74
Michelle P. 15(10) 25 2.44 132
Linda K. 4(20) 20 3.18 110
Susan R. 16 24 2.29 130

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Picking Weekend

This weekend we went out pumpkin picking with the kids. Our little one had a lot of fun on the spooky hay ride and finding the perfect pumpkin. It’s always great to see kids or anyone for that matter experiencing something for the first time. It gives me warm a fuzzy feeling inside, very cool. It’s just like when I see someone bitten by the fitness bug. Once you get a little taste of success there is no turning back. I know my work is done when a camper tells me it hurts more not to exercise than to exercise.