How to Stick with My FightCamp Training Regimen

FightCamp - Sticking With Your Workout Routine

Starting up a fitness routine can be easy but staying on track can sometimes be difficult. Follow our tips for sticking to your FightCamp training regimen.

Published: January 20, 2023

Topics: Getting Started, For Members

Author: Emma Comery

So you want to make a change and get started boxing with FightCamp. Congratulations! Now, let’s talk about how to make the most of your FightCamp subscription by developing healthy workout habits that will be sustainable, successful, and rewarding. 

7 Tips for Keeping Your FightCamp Routine Going

Start Slow

When starting to box, or returning to boxing after some time off, don’t expect to be able to dive into 10-round high-intensity boxing workouts right away. Spend time exploring the workouts available in the FightCamp app and sketch out a workout schedule that includes which ones you want to try first. If the heavy bag and roundhouse kicks seem intimidating, start with a shadowboxing workout or bodyweight routine in the app. FightCamp offers the convenience of getting a phenomenal workout without leaving home or wherever you may be traveling – all the gear, instruction, and motivation you need are there whenever you need it.

"I work out on my terms, when I want and how hard I want. Having the bag next to a flat-screen TV, linked to my Mac and HomePod mini has been the most reliable way to see my workouts live and loud."

- FightCamp Member: Manicmac

Honor Rest Days

Rest is not a reward. It’s a physical and mental imperative. Rest is vital for good mental health, sharper concentration and memory, stress reduction, and a healthy mood, immune system, and metabolism. In terms of training, rest allows your body to recover, and it helps prevent injuries. Boxing and kickboxing workouts with FightCamp are high-intensity cardio workouts, so when you first start working out with FightCamp, aim for 30% of your week to rest. A good recovery day still involves movement of some kind—a walk, swimming, or stretching. 

Cultivate Discipline Over Motivation

Feeling motivated to work out is fun–but the inherent challenge with motivation is that it’s the culmination of multiple driving forces: biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that trigger human behavior. And all of these forces are subject to change and fluctuate as our environment and needs evolve. 

Motivation is pretty much out of your control because it ends up being something you wait for. But discipline is something you can develop and draw upon when your motivation wavers. Your brain will tell you that you don’t want to work out, and you need to defy your brain. Do the opposite of what your brain tells you. It will say “you can work out tomorrow,” and so you go work out immediately. Build the habit and practice discipline and it will become second nature. 

Track Your Workouts

Data is everything! Tracking your workouts will allow you to visualize your progress and see how much closer you’re getting to your goals. FightCamp’s Punch Trackers are integral to the FightCamp boxing and kickboxing workouts. They slip right into your hand wraps and track and analyze your output for you, giving you a big dose of satisfaction. It also sparks self-competition, which can be an addicting motivator. 

"The trackers are really the game changer here. Data is everything. I look at my results on screen to push me to be better and give me goals during the workout. I was able to take my data to my doctor to help with a care plan, and it’s helped me chisel away at age-related ailments."

- FightCamp Member: Manicmac

Establish A Minimum Baseline

Building new habits and sticking with them will be easier if you don’t over-promise yourself. If you jump into a 5-day exercise schedule, you’ll either a) burn out, b) injure yourself, or c) both. Set yourself up for fitness success by committing to two twenty-minute boxing sessions per week, then build up from there by breaking it into monthly targets. 

Here’s an example of how you might build your FightCamp workout schedule:

Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Find A Trainer Who Fits Your Workout Style

Instructor-led boxing workouts are not one-size-fits-all. That’s why FightCamp workouts are led by our team of trainers who bring diverse experience and diverse personalities to the ring. Some FightCamp boxers find their favorite trainer and stick with them, while others pick a different trainer every day, depending on their mood and what kind of energy they need to crush their workout. 

"I do not fare well with rote and routine. Maybe I have a little adult ADD? Whatever the reason, I know I can pop the app up, and select a trainer whose personality fits my day. If I need a little spiritual lift, Coaches PJ and Jess are the right mixes. If I need some no-nonsense sweat, it’s Coaches Shanie and Aaron. For the days I need a little of both, Coaches Flo, Tommy, and Rocky provide the combo of nice and nasty to get me through the rounds."

- FightCamp Member: Manicmac

Reward Your Efforts

Meeting the goals you set for yourself deserves celebration because it shows that you are committed to building good workout habits and developing a long-term boxing routine. Rewarding yourself for your progress adds value to the work you’re doing. Just be careful not to reward yourself in ways you’ll regret later. This might mean booking a massage instead of eating a pint of ice cream. But ultimately, how you reward yourself should feel meaningful and enjoyable to you. 

With FightCamp’s data-driven fitness approach, boxing community platform, and diverse coaching team, you’ll discover not only unparalleled boxing workout motivation but a system that converts that motivation into accountability and discipline. We promise that on days you don’t box, you’ll wish you did. And on days you do, you’ll feel like you can do anything. 

Your decision today can lead to big changes down the line. Become part of the FightCamp community and have a team supporting you every punch of the way! 

Train Like a Fighter

Take your workouts to the next level and train like a fighter with the at-home connected fitness solution used by world champion boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather. FightCamp has everything you need to work out on your schedule, with premium boxing equipment and hundreds of on-demand strength, conditioning, kickboxing, boxing, core, and recovery classes led by real fighters. 

As Mike Tyson said - “FightCamp is the next level of training!”

Emma Comery

Emma Comery is a freelance writer, working toward her MFA in Nonfiction at Old Dominion University. She fell in love with Thai Boxing during the pandemic, and regularly trains at her local UFC gym.

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