heart-pumping, muscle-building fitness experience that builds a healthier you.
We are also a tightly knit, supportive community
built around a simple message and core value: building strong hearts.
Simply put, Basecamp Fitness is a place to feel better – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Our goal is to help you reach your goal while providing the environment, tools and support to get there.
Fitting a daily sweat session into your busy schedule shouldn’t be a work out in and of itself. Find 35 minutes; we’ll do the rest.
Whether you’re an avid gym rat, a runner who clocks miles in the double digits or someone who wants to get excited about working out again, our instructors will challenge you at a pace that you can handle.
The Basecamp Workout
The Basecamp workout is a whirlwind of 30 1-minute exercises. It starts with one fast-paced minute on the Assault AirBike followed by one minute off, doing an intense weight or body weight exercise. Then it’s back on the AirBike for another minute. Then another minute off. Repeat this cycle for 30 rounds. Top that off with some abs and core exercises at the end and you’ve got yourself an exhilarating, calorie-burning, body-toning, muscle-building workout.
At the core of the Basecamp workout is the Assault AirBike: The harder you work, the more it fights back. The AirBike says adios to the flywheel of a spin bike and replaces it with a fan. The harder you pedal, the faster the fan rotates creating more air resistance. Two moving handles will give your arms a run for their money, too. The Assault AirBike increases cardio, burns fat and builds strength.
Between sprints on the Assault AirBike, a Basecamp workout will have you sweating, straining and pushing your limits with various lightweight and bodyweight exercises that will work your abs, legs, upper body and full body.
The result: More calories burned than if you’d exercised at a lower intensity for the same or longer period. Think about it like maxing out your credit card: During rest, your body has to work hard to clear away the lactic acid and pay back its oxygen debt.
In order to encourage Basecampers to keep the level of intensity as high as possible, we’ve created the 5-Mile, 6-Mile and 7-Mile achievement levels. The number of miles is the total distance that you’re able to ride during the Basecamp Workout.
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a community of Basecampers ready to
support and cheer you on, and
a workout where you go at your own pace.
Wherever you are in your fitness journey,
you’ll feel right at home.
For your workout, wear what you would normally
wear on a jog. We recommend Basecamp Fitness
Performance Gear. Comfortable, well-fitting
cross-training shoes are also recommended.
Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated (bottled water
is available for purchase at the front desk). If you plan to
shower, bring a change of clothing and any toilettries you
need (body wash and shampoo provided). Clean towels are
available at the front desk.
Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. This will
give you time to meet your instructor, pick an Assault AirBike
and orient yourself with the layout of the gym. Arrive a little
earlier if you have a pre-workout stretching routine.
For first time Basecampers, the instructor will give you a
brief orientation to get you up to speed. Be sure to disclose
any injuries or health concerns you might have.
Throughout that first workout, the instructor will check in to
make sure you’re on track.
Looking to break a sweat, Dethrone Royalty clothing brand employees started experimenting in a warehouse with a 35-minute cardio workout based on the non-contact training done by their sponsored professional fighters. Amazed with the results, they invited some of their friends to join in the fun. To their surprise, not only did their friends insist on returning time after time, but they also started inviting new people to join them. From these roots, the first Dethrone Basecamp Cardio Studio officially opened its doors to the public in Burlingame California and instantly became part of the community.
So who is the guy behind the movement? Nick Swinmurn is the owner and founder of Basecamp Fitness. A self-proclaimed Average Joe, Nick watched himself transform through his daily battles with the Assault AirBike. Nick took this workout, originally designed for UFC athletes, and adapted it for the Average Joe. Feeling the pressure of updating the white board for the group before each workout at the warehouse, he developed an app that ensured that each workout would be unique and would move at a quick pace. While Nick no longer leads any classes, he remains a daily participant, ensuring that the student perspective is always the strongest voice.