Another Academic Warns About Fitness Boot Camps

In an article by Adelaide Now, University of South Australia Professor of Exercise Kevin Norton said the fitness [Boot Camp] courses could progress too quickly.

“It’s one of the most dangerous activities you can do; a lot of injuries I see start with boot camp-style training,” he said.

“But it is not just the fault of instructors; participants should better monitor their progress.”

Fitness Australia relationship manager Joel Perricone said boot camp-related injuries were not considered a problem in the industry.

“When we look at insurance claims, we don’t see a higher claim rate from boot camps,” he said.

North Adelaide Fitness Centre personal training manager Aaron Ramsay said his staff at the centre met all required criteria and were registered with Fitness Australia.

“That’s really important because it ensures that you keep up-skilling your skill set and keep up with industry trends,” he said.

Industry standards required trainers to complete a certificate IV in fitness.


Watson, C. (2013) UniSA Professor of Exercise Kevin Norton Warns on Boot Camp Classes. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 03 January, 2014].


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