As of last week, a new fitness group is recruiting South San Franciscans to get in shape in a six-week outdoor boot camp that's held in Westborough Park.
O2 BodyFit, a Daly City-based company has been operating for two years and already runs the boot camp in Daly City and Pacifica, but just expanded the program to South City.
"The over all goal is to branch out and help as many people as we can around the peninsula," said Christina Chan, one of the group's physical trainers. "There's not really anything like it in the South San Francisco area."
Judging from "before and after" photos posted on the company's website, it looks like the program has dramatically improved the fitness of some past participants. According to the website's FAQ's, participants generally "drop 4-8 pounds, 1-2 dress sizes, and 2-5% body fat" over 30 days.
The workouts run from 6 to 7 p.m. and involve cardiovascular, plyometric and circuit and strength training. 02 BodyFit provides the equipment, like medicine balls and resistance bands that are part of the workouts.
For the South City boot camp, each day will involve a neighborhood run around Westborough Park.
Classes normally range from 10 to 20 participants, but Chan said that it was tough to gauge the interest in South City so far because the location is brand new.
Enrollment is open at all times, and new participants receive a one-week free trial.
Indoor bootcamps are held in Daly City at the Westlake School for the Performing Arts and in Pacifica at the Pedro Point Firehouse. An outdoor boot camp is also held at Marchbank Park. The individual rate for the boot camp is $177.
To sign up, call 02 BodyFit at 415-294-1136 or check out their website.