Sweat it out by the ocean in your own bootcamp!
One of my favorite things about La Jolla Sports Club is its proximity to the ocean. We are, after all, the Jewel (sidenote, I just learned this: Local Native Americans, the Kumeyaay, called this location mat kulaaxuuy (“land of holes”). The topographic feature that gave rise to the name “holes” is uncertain; it probably refers to sea-level caves located on the north-facing bluffs, which are visible from La Jolla Shores. It is suggested that the Kumeyaay name for the area was transcribed by the Spanish settlers as La Jolla. An alternative suggestion for the origin of the name is that it is an alternate spelling of the Spanish word la joya, which means “the jewel.” Despite being disputed by scholars, this derivation of the name has been widely cited in popular culture.)
History lesson complete, let’s move on to the bootcamp workout. Last week, we talked about making MOB (My Own Bootcamp) by creating a circuit in the gym. Well, it feels like summer outside and we live in the best city in the United States, so we might as well enjoy it. I grabbed LJSC member and proud new dad, Daniel Ertel, to go through a full-body, bodyweight routine outside. All you need is yourself and our gorgeous backyard.
Try doing these exercises for a minute apiece. Three times through will yield an intense, calorie-shredding 45min workout (+ transition time). Knock out three a week and you’re looking (and feeling) pretty good. Always a good reminder to listen to your body. If a minute is too long, adjust the time to what works for you and go from there. Regardless of the duration, my favorite app for interval-training is the Tabata app, which has a clean user interface and a lot of great options like timing, rest and sets, among others. Perhaps most importantly for me, I can play my own music while the app is running.
OK, huge thanks to Daniel, have fun with your bootcamp, enjoy the sweat and salty air and we’ll see you back here when you’re bragging about your sunset workout!
// Your La Jolla Sports Club team