The BootCamp regimen is built on the four pillars of strength, speed, endurance and mobility that enhances different physical capabilities.
Strength, speed, endurance and mobility—the mantra behind the training regimen at The Quad’s BootCamp in Chennai redefines the concept of fitness.
The Quad is not a fitness regimen that you have always heard about. After all, haven’t we all been fed the endless concepts of exercises that have been made to look fashionable. Add to them a glossy diet chart that romanticises the idea of no carbs and switch to wheat.
The Quad’s BootCamp aims to challenge that, both with their routine and the dietary patterns. The 12-week training programme, a culmination of the successes and failures of the co-founders in various training methods including P90X, CrossFit, long-distance running, triathlon training, barbell strength training, Olympic lifting and Kettlebell training treats the human body as one piece, and not joints and muscles.
The BootCamp presently has fitness enthusiasts in the age group between 15 and 60.
The two founding coaches of The Quad, Arvind Ashok and Raj Ganpath treaded the tried and tested path that eventually led them to chalk out a fitness regimen that focuses on a person’s capability.
Raj says, “It works on the logic that ‘everybody is different and every body is different.’ Gyms give a standard set of recommendations—machine workouts, cardio and 20 minutes on the treadmill. It looks perfect, but the workout pattern is so completely incomplete.”
Both Raj and Arvind have followed the gym routine, having grappled with health and fitness issues as students. However, a moment of epiphany helped them realise that misinformation on training and nutrition can never help. The Quad, they say, exactly works on reversing the misinformation and help people fine tune their understanding of nutrition. The 12 weeks’ training is strategically planned and each workout is meant to challenge and improve a different physical capability each time.
“We challenge fundamentals and make clients see the change by the end of it. We tell them it is not about muscles,” Arvind says, adding that the underlying concepts are sustainability and capability.
Among some of the most common myths the founder duo encounters is the misconception about nutrition and food. One of the suggestions they have for those who fret about calories and oil is: use coconut oil, butter or ghee for cooking.
Raj says, “We educate our clients and tell them about what foods are good and bad, understanding nutrition and eating real food.”
According to the two, Chennai has surprised them with its enthusiasm for jumping on to the Quad bandwagon.
“It was earlier a choice between Bangalore and Chennai. But, Chennai has taken to The Quad quite well and have opened up to the concept,” Raj adds. With close to 300 members enrolled for the different batches conducted during mornings, except Sundays, the camp is presently held in two places—Bamboola Play School and inside the Narada Gana Sabha compound. The BootCamp approximately costs `11,000 + service taxes.