If you’re wondering what Fitness Bootcamp is and why you should try it, I have the answer for you! Last year, one of my best friends suggested I try a new approach to exercise: boot camp! At first I balked at the notion of having to stick to a schedule or get up early to work out with other people. I’m a runner, a writer, a loner… I also envisioned some kind of harsh and boring military drill. Not for me, thank you. But, good friends are insistent and persistent, and I like to think that I’m open-minded. One morning I laced up my running shoes and took myself to an outdoor boot camp to find out what it was all about. The female instructor wore a tank top that showed off her toned biceps. I realized mine needed some sculpting. She greeted me with a smile and more energy than I could handle at 8 a.m.