V&B Athletic® - Endurance Specialists
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ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Leichhardt Rules and Regs

One of the reasons our program gets such great results is because things are kept regimented so you get the most out of every session. Below are the simple rules we follow to ensure we all train with the same commitment, discipline and respect for each other.

We train rain, hail or shine!

Your fellow recruits don't accept cold or wet as reasons for not training, neither should you!

What to bring

  • A water bottle with water in it.
  • A spare t-shirt or something dry to put on after your session.
  • During the colder months, something warm and dry to wear before and after the session.
  • A towel. Leave this in your car so that you have it for every session. In the event you get wet, you'll need this to dry off.

What to wear

  • Comfortable running shoes (no basketball boots, skater shoes, or similar).
  • Running shorts, workout shorts, leggings or light tracksuit pants.
  • Your ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP t-shirt, washed and clean!

Inappropriate clothing or footwear may result in non-participation.

We do not allow any of the following items to be worn during a session for your safety and that of your fellow recruits:

  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Fitness Trackers (including Fit-bits, Jawbones Activity Wristbands, etc)
  • Heart-Rate monitors


You must comply with the safety regulations and instructions of ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Leichhardt and their instructors at all times. If at any time your course instructor(s) considers that you are jeopardising the safety of yourself and/or others and/or disrupting the course, then you may be asked to leave and you will not be entitled to either a refund credit for future courses with ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Leichhardt.

Don’t be AWOL (Absent With Out Leave)

Your instructors must be notified by text message at least 3 hours in advance if you are unable to attend training. A lot of planning goes into every session that we design so we need to know if you are attending to ensure we're able to make any changes necessary to suit the numbers.

Failing to text your instructor(s) prior to the session will earn your platoon 10 push-ups each.

Texting your instructor(s) less than 3 hours in advance will also earn your platoon 10 push-ups each.

Don't be late

You must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your session start time. This time is according to your instructors’ watch, so if you need to synchronise your watch to “Sarge time” let us know.

Arriving late will earn your platoon 10 push-ups each.

The session will start without you, we often leave location, which may result in non-participation at your own expense.

If you need to leave early

Please inform an Instructor prior to your session commencing and they will advise if it is OK and will then advise you when you need to leave. We will finish each session by the allocated finish time.

Your ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP t-shirt must be worn at every session.

Once you’ve completed the warm-up, any jumpers come off, with the only exception being the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Recruit hoodie - these can be worn through the whole session. You will not be permitted to train without your recruit t-shirt. We always have spares in the van and they are available for purchase prior to your session.

Your ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP t-shirt must not be altered around the neck or at the bottom (including being tied up).

Always address your Instructors by their Rank

We utilise ranks (e.g. Sargent, Sarge or Corporal) to assist us in developing a mindset based on discipline.

When answering an Instructor in the affirmative, always use the term HOOYAH!

Short for HEARD, UNDERSTOOD and ACKNOWLEDGED - we use this as a standard term so that we know you have heard and understood what we have told you. Never "yep" or "yeah".

Never speak when an Instructor is speaking

This is a safety requirement to ensure you hear and understand all instructions. It’s also a courtesy to your Instructors and fellow recruits.

Never stop short of your objective

You don’t stop until you hear "STEADY". If anybody stops before they hear the command STEADY (particularly during a countdown – 5,4,3,2,1), they will automatically earn their section/the platoon extra reps. There is nothing wrong with doing an extra rep after your Instructor calls steady but always focus on getting one last rep done.

Never self-prescribe alternative exercises

That's your Instructor's job and what they are qualified to provide you.

Never spit in the training area

Be respectful of your fellow recruits, if you need to spit, clear your nose or any other bodily function, please make sure you do so away from the training ground.

Never leave the training area without permission

You must never run out of the sight of your Instructors unless instructed to do so. On the occasions we leave location, sections leave and return as one group. You will never be left behind and “walking back to base” is not an option.

Always treat Instructors, fellow recruits and most importantly the General Public with courtesy and respect

We are always polite to the General Public, they have absolute right of way. We always ensure the General Public are given plenty of personal space and pass them without causing any disruption. Be especially aware of dogs on and off leashes.
On the occasions we leave location, we always keep to the left-hand side on pathways and remain in single file unless told otherwise by your Instructors.

The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP™ program is based on mutual respect between instructor and recruit

Your instructors will respect you, your goals, your injuries, and your capabilities whilst pushing you to achieve your best. In return, they ask for you to respect them as your trainers, to trust in their methods and what they are asking you to do to help you to achieve your fitness goals.

Updated: 20/10/2018