Whether you want a military-style workout or an hour of calorie burning playground games, these bootcamps are just what you need.
If you’re looking for a workout that will push you harder and help you hit your goals faster, you need to check out the city’s bootcamps. From boutique classes in a club-like environment to family-friendly sessions in the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone in Leeds. So if you want the structure of a class, the support of a team and the drive of a hardcore instructor, get on it.
What makes this indoor bootcamp unique is its combination of interval training on the treadmill, resistance training on the floor and high-intensity functional training, all in a cool, club-light setting. TRIB3 is one of the most knackering exercise classes in Leeds, but it’s also one of the most rewarding because you can burn around 1,000 calories per session. Your Myzone belt will track your heart rate, your effort level and your calories burned, so you can compete against others in your tribe.
TRIB3, 68a Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE. Each session costs £12, with other price packages available.
Be Military Fit
With team games, circuits and paired exercises, this outdoor bootcamp in Leeds challenges all the usual stereotypes. All the exercises are used in the military, so it’s a tried and tested system that works. After splitting into smaller groups, you’ll do a wide range of bodyweight workouts – you might use slam balls for one, ropes for another and tyres for your final push. The workout is tailored to your personal fitness, so you’ll never have to go beyond your own abilities.
The Leeds Central ‘Be Military Fit’ Classes are held from Monday to Thursday. The meeting point is the reception of PowerLeague on Wellington Bridge Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1LW. Each session costs £12, with other price packages available.
It isn’t often that you come across a women-only weight training group in Leeds, but Barbelles Gym is exactly that. It’s a progressive programme built specifically for women and it has none of the usual testosterone you find at the gym. By using weighted equipment like ropes, slam balls and barbells, you can build your strength week on week and see the results in record time.
Barbelles Gym hold bootcamp sessions every day except for Sunday at Barbelles Gym & Personal Training Studio, Unit G, Cardigan Workspace, Lennox Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2BL. Standard membership is £120 for month, with a 30-day trial membership for £90.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly bootcamp in Leeds, Trailblazer is the one to go for. Founder Antony Newby has over 20 years of experience in Thai boxing and he’ll use his expertise to get you moving with a full body workout that’s a little different to the norm. You can get stuck into weekly timed laps and HIIT workouts, but this isn’t just about fitness, because Newby is just as interested in improving your mental health with exercise.
Trailblazer holds 13 classes throughout the week in locations across Leeds. Each session is £5 and there’s a loyalty scheme available.
Healthy Hearts 4 All
Founded by two fitness-fanatics, Healthy Hearts 4 All is an outdoor bootcamp that strives to make exercise fun for all abilities. This is a fun, varied class that will see you doing team challenges alongside nostalgic playground games. They have loads of equipment too, so you can mix up your workout with sledges, sandbags and kettlebells. Working off the baby weight? You can even join their Baby Bootcamp.
Healthy Hearts 4 All hold their bootcamps Chapel Allerton Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4ND. Each session costs £5, with the price packages available.Cover image credit: BMF with Bear Grylls