BootCamp Ascot started in November 2007 to bring gym into the Ascot and Bracknell community, in a relaxed environment. Its aim was to provide the opportunity to get fit, without having to commit to club contracts.
At BootCamp Ascot, team spirit and camaraderie is as important as the progressive workouts, which aim to deliver ‘all over’ fitness – functionally useful to everyday life.
BootCamp Ascot encourages men, women and teenagers of all fitness levels to work-out at their own pace. Whether it's general fitness, muscle-toning, weight-loss, or increased strength and endurance you are looking for; or just an opportunity to meet and train with like-minded individuals, these classes cater for all these goals…it's your workout.
The sessions held by BootCamp Ascot are regularly reviewed and updated, so they remain fresh and exciting. Sessions often include TRX® suspension training, functional training, gliding discs, boxing and Metafit™ High Intensity Interval Training (HITT), to provide a balanced and challenging programme. It’s as tough as you make it.
Any health issues relating to exercise will be catered for, and sessions will be tailored to meet individual requirements. BootCamp Ascot requests that participants complete a PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) and bring it to your first session.
Meet your trainer – Dr. Charles Walker
Charles has lived in Ascot with his family since 2000, moving from his hometown in Merseyside. He is a General Practitioner and a Personal Trainer.
As a GP, Charles sees first-hand the effects that unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles have on people. “Exercise needs to be an inherent part of the way we live, in order to offer a long-term lifestyle solution. By being active and improving our fitness, we are working towards minimising health risks and reducing injury.”
Charles wants to share his vitality and enthusiasm, and is keen to help you on your long-term fitness journey. “Taking ownership of your own diet, health and lifestyle, and appreciating basic body anatomy and metabolism, will ensure that this is not a ‘quick-fix’, but a total change in mindset … for life.”
He is a Level 3 Personal Trainer, in addition to gaining other qualifications including:
- TRX® suspension trainer.
- Metafit™ bodyweight training coach.
- Level 1 Kettlebell instructor.
- Adapting Gym for Adolescents certificate.
Charles has instructed circuits, indoor-cycling and aqua in local gyms, such as The Royal Berkshire Club Bracknell, Fitness Space Ascot, Virgin Active Staines & Sunbury, The Thames Club, Riverbourne Leisure Club, and Egham Leisure Centre. He started BootCamp Ascot in November 2007 with one indoor session per week, and this has now increased to a number of both out and indoor sessions per week.
Charles will guide you in the use of unfamiliar equipment, demonstrate good form and technique, and motivate you to achieve the best results possible.
Charles scooped the coveted Adult Sports Champion prize at the Pride of Bracknell Awards in April 2012, for his commitment and dedication to helping the Ascot and Bracknell community to get fit and stay healthy. Read more about this here.