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Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Boot Camp Equipment Guide

Boot Camp Equipment Guide

A guide for those wanting to perform these games with their clients…

Many of our games require very little to no equipment, but for those that do, here’s the equipment I use, and why:

 

CONES FOR GENERAL USAGE:

These cones are the only ones I’ve found that actually flex and collapse in case of someone falling on them, so they prevent injury. Also, I’ve found these get less knocked over by strong wind outside, due to their openness. Best for creating bright, highly-visible play space borders.

 

CONES FOR SPEED DRILLS AND CONE DOWN UP GAME:

These are better for speed and agility drills that require the cone being out of the way of the foot path. Also, these work best for our Cone Up Cone Down Game, since the traditional cone is much easier to knock over than to turn up. Using these instead, you won’t have to handicap the teams. Also, the different colors allows you to give different teams different colors so you can refer to them as “red team”, “blue team”, etc…

TENNIS BALLS:

These simply give you the most bang for your buck. They also have a much larger, 48-count option. Great for use in Burpee Toss!

 

THROWING BALL (FOOTBALL):

They actually don’t make the ball I really like anymore, for some reason, but this one is nice too. It’s smaller (which is important with most of my clients being female), has added grip for more catchability, and it’s soft, so it won’t hurt people if they catch it with their face. Great for Ultimate Football and Team Keep Away!

 

WIFFLE BALLS:

An American classic! Lightweight, safe, with an upper-limit on throwing distance. Great for playing Amazeballs!

 

CARDS AGAINST OBESITY:

Cards Against Obesity

I had to throw this one in. It’s a fitness card game I made personally for my boot campers, and have turned into a real product. There’s only one game you can play with it… but what a game! ūüėČ

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