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Steps of Bliss at Belfast Boot Camp

At Shaws Bridge Bootcamp, we embrace the journey toward our ideas of perfection, one step at a time. Nestled within the vast expanse of Shaws Bridge, a locale teeming with streams, muddy banks, trails, fields, and many steep and shallow hills, lies a hidden gem: the Steps of Bliss. But don't be fooled by the tranquil name; these steps are your gateway to a thrilling and transformative fitness adventure.

Steps of bliss at Belfast Boot Camp

The Exercises at the Steps of Bliss

Each exercise at the Steps of Bliss is designed to challenge your body and maximize your enjoyment of the picturesque surroundings. Here’s how each activity taps into different muscle groups and brings about that burning sensation of joy:

Lunges Up and Down

  • Muscle Groups Used: Primarily targets the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.

  • Benefits: Lunges are fantastic for building lower body strength and improving balance. Doing them on steps increases the intensity, enhancing muscle activation and stability as you push up from a lower stance.


  • Muscle Groups Used: Engages the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and core.

  • Benefits: Squatting on uneven steps adds difficulty and requires more core engagement and stability, intensifying the workout and increasing the calorie burn.

Walking Fast and Sprinting Up

  • Muscle Groups Used: Utilizes leg muscles, glutes, and cardiovascular system.

  • Benefits: Fast walking and sprinting up the steps boost cardiovascular health, improve endurance, and are excellent for fat burning. The upward motion forces your muscles to work harder, providing a quick and effective aerobic workout.

Pressups Going Up and Down

  • Muscle Groups Used: Works the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core.

  • Benefits: Doing press-ups on steps allows for a greater range of motion, particularly when moving up or down from one step to another. This variation intensifies the workout, improving upper body strength and core stability.

Tricep Dips Going Down

  • Muscle Groups Used: Targets the triceps, shoulders, and upper back.

  • Benefits: Using the steps for tricep dips enhances the depth of the dip, increasing muscle activation and strength in the upper arms and back.

Jumps from One Step to the Other (Going Up)

  • Muscle Groups Used: Engages the calves, quads, hamstrings, and core.

  • Benefits: This plyometric exercise increases explosive power, improves coordination, and boosts heart rate, offering a fun yet challenging way to enhance athletic performance.

Carrying Items/People Up

  • Muscle Groups Used: It utilizes nearly all major muscle groups, including the legs, core, back, and arms.

  • - Benefits: This functional exercise mimics real-world activities, boosting strength and endurance while promoting calorie burn and muscular hypertrophy.

The Steps of Bliss at Shaws Bridge offers a unique outdoor gym experience that goes beyond traditional workouts. It allows you to engage with the environment while pushing your physical limits. Whether you’re lunging into deeper strength or sprinting towards peak cardiovascular health, each step is a step towards achieving your fitness goals in the most joyful way possible.

Now that you know what awaits at the Steps of Bliss, why not join us at the next Belfast Boot Camp session? Let’s step up to fitness together and enjoy every exhilarating moment! Register/book in and turn up :)


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