Will Boot Camp Make Me Bulky?

boot-camp-fitness-njLet’s put to bed that recurring rumor that lifting weights will make women bulky.  Lifting weights does not make you bulky.  Incorporating strength training into your exercise routine, like we do at ZONE 360 Boot Camp in NJ, will help you sculpt lean muscle.  Sexy backs, defined arms, a trimmer waist-line…these are all potential side effects of strength training with weights.

Think about it- if it was so easy to ‘bulk up’, men and women who compete in body building shows wouldn’t have to slave in the gym 24/7 and some even go to the extend of taking steroids.  If putting on muscle was that easy- everyone could be a body builder.  The fact is that putting on large amounts of muscle, the type that could make you look bulky- is difficult and requires incredible effort.

Many women confuse bulking up with developing lean muscle underneath layers of fat.  This is not a bulking effect but rather more like a cupcake effect.  Strength training, developing lean muscle, but failing to eat properly can result in muscle building under fat.  Therefore, as many have stated before us, lifting weights doesn’t make you bulky, eating cupcakes does.

Our ZONE 360 fitness boot camp in Monmouth County is designed to maximize your fat burning potential and tap into your body’s capability to create strong, lean muscle.  When this happens, your body may very well get smaller, not larger.

Women have some awful misconceptions about muscle.  Lean muscle is sexy and turns your body into a calorie burning machine.  Lean muscle does not make you look big.  In fact, it’s just the opposite.   Melting fat away to reveal lean muscle makes you look incredibly svelte.

So forget everything you think you know about weight training and pick up a pair of dumbbells.  Weight training benefits go way beyond your appearance.  Strong muscles help protect your bones and a fit body will give you more energy and ability to perform every day functions at your best.

To participate in a ZONE 360 boot camp training session, please call or text 732-428-2111.  Your first workout is on us!

Zone 360 Boot Camp – It’s Worth Every Ounce of Sweat

zone-360-boot-camp-njLisa has been coming to Zone 360 boot camp at Ultimate Fit Zone in NJ for many months now.  She works hard when she comes, pushing and sweating through every challenge we present her with.  This past Labor Day weekend,  she realized just how much her hard work is paying off.  In Lisa’s words:

I ran into a guy this weekend that I used to date about 30 years ago.  He took one look at me and said, ‘You look amazing!’.  I thought to myself, every pushup, every sit-up, every squat, every ounce of sweat I poured in Zone 360 boot camp was ALL WORTH IT!!!


Living a healthy and happy lifestyle is rewarding on many levels. You feel healthier and of course, losing weight and gaining lean muscle are just added bonuses! Your posture is better and overall, you have more confidence.  That’s what we teach here at Zone 360 boot camp.  How to lead a happy and healthy life.  You will be stronger, healthier  and in the best shape ever!

Zone 360 boot camp was created by Eddie Albert an avid CrossFit athlete here in Monmouth County.  Zone 360 boot camp combines the best of Cross Training with calorie torching, high intensity boot camp techniques.

To try a free class, fill out the form to the right!


Maria’s Summer Weight Loss

Maria comes to Zone 360 Boot Camp 4 days a week and also does IGNITE C2 1 day a week.  Since starting her summer weight loss challenge, she has lost 16 pounds and is feeling stronger and healthier than ever!  Maria has a slight shoulder injury which we work around in all of our group training.

Here’s Maria’s story in her own words:

It has been a long journey to become in a strong,healthy woman all of that has been possible with your help Melissa Saul and Edward L Albert and all the support I have received from my girls Janet Angerstein Baatz and Stacey Berlin-Albert all of you are wonderful people that i love like my family. You are very special in my life and I have a very special place in my heart for you. Since May when I started the summer challenge until today I have dropped 16 pounds and 4 sizes that is incredible for me because this is the first time in my entire life I feel so good and healthy. Thank you all for the love, the support, and the partnership that I have received from you. Love you so much.

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