Boot Camp

Not quite ready for CrossFit, but still want a high intensity, functional workout in a supportive environment?  Come try Second Wind Boot Camp in Washington DC.

What’s the difference between Boot Camp and the CrossFit Workout of the Day?

With CrossFit, we ask you to go through our Foundations program because we do movements which are much more complex, like, for example, Olympic weight lifting (Clean & Jerk and Snatch).  Some of these movements can be an exercise in frustration and incompetence, kind of like golf, but with heavier bags to carry.

With Boot Camp there is no Olympic lifting, and in fact, no heavy lifting in general.  Yes, we will swing kettlebells and throw medicine balls and use dumbbells and things, but we won’t be setting aside time to lift heavy weights.

Boot Camp workouts, while still high intensity, are meant to be fun and functional.  We don’t worry about counting reps or trying to do something as quickly as possible, so it feels a little less competitive.

Whether you have an eye on someday joining the CrossFit classes or not, feel free to come try out a class for free.

Boot Camp classes are every Saturday morning at 9:15 and taught by:

  • Steve Dolge who, before opening Second Wind CrossFit, ran a boot camp class outside at Lafayette Elementary for nearly three years.
  • Begir Gjoka and Samantha Lief, CrossFit coaches and owners of Double Eagle Fitness.