The Weekend Runner: Original Bootcamp trial class

When I am not running I enjoy going to trial classes. They are a great chance to cross-train, plus it gives me a chance to try a lot of different things that are currently trending or new in the health and fitness scene. So upon receiving a promotional email, I did not hesitate to register for a free trial class conducted by Original Bootcamp last Saturday under team PJ Bravo at Padang Astaka, PJ.

We started off by warming up with some basic exercises, such push up, burpees, etc. Then the real work out begins with circuit training. We were divided into 4 teams and placed at the 4 corners of the mini-field, so there are 4 stations consisting of different set of exercises.

After a quick water break we were divided again into 2 groups, where there real fun begins: We had to complete a set of work out, crawl under obstacles, burpee in between the obstacles, and flip a tire with the help of at least 2 team mates. It was a race to see which team can flip the tire to the finishing line first, while the losing team was ‘rewarded’ with an additional 6 burpees.


The tire we had to flip. I was intimidated by its size and I don’t think I would be able to do it without the help of another team mate. Image source: google.


After class, I spoke to a recruit who has been in the program ever since they started in Malaysia. The reason why she loved this program so much was because for the past 5 years they rarely or almost never repeat the same class, so you don’t feel like you are stuck in a routine.



Fun, crazy bunch of people. Suitable for most fitness level and age group.

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Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Fun factor: Sociable, engaging, outdoor setting

Recommendation: Highly recommended, if you are staying/working in PJ.

Until next week,

The Weekend Runner,


P/S: By the way, since most races start at 5.30a.m., is there anybody else who is already accustomed to waking up at 3a.m.? Or have I lost the ability to sleep in; I might be lying down in my bed but my mind is out on the road or in the park. After tossing and turning, I gave up trying to go back to sleep, had breakfast, got dressed, and went out for a short sunrise run.



And I am glad that I did


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