Boot Camping Challenge #4: Leaning Heel Curl Balances

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Phew! I’m SO digging these weekly Boot Camping videos. James and I are crazy busy right now, and if I didn’t have these to put up each week, this lil’ old website of ours would be collecting dust. Loads of exciting changes happening to our RV Lance right now (Lance 2.0, perhaps?), so I’m doing my daily boot camping back home in Salt Lake City. But not for long! We’re off on our 24 hour trek back to the Winnebago Mother Land starting next week.


Alrighty gang, here’s the new challenge for your upcoming week! Leaning Heel Curls won’t be as muscle-ey hard to perform as last week’s Hindu Pushups were (thank goodness), but WOO-WEE these little tricksters are balance-ey hard! Balance is an often neglected fitness component, even amongst us fit people. It declines with age, and if you want to understand why, go read my article all about it HERE. Guess what the only medicine is to combat declining balance? James give me a drum roll, please (cuz he plays drums, get it?)!


So! To get you in the mindset of incorporating balance tasks into your regular fitness routines, this week we’ll all be doing these leaning heel curls. Your challenge is to do 60 a day on each leg, broken up into 3 sets of 20. And don’t get fussy about that high number of reps, lifting your heel to your butt takes a couple seconds. You’ll be done with each set in a quick minute or two. But I’ll just remind you slower is more challenging, so hopefully you’ll take two minutes.

As always, I love love love your comments below! I want to hear how your boot camping is going!

Rooting for you always,



After 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and the University level in Special Physical Education, Stef made the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach specializing in seniors, medical conditions, and injuries. Stef loves running, cycling, and being “Mugga” to her two favorite mini-humans — Punky and Marshmallow. ❤️

    4 thoughts on “Boot Camping Challenge #4: Leaning Heel Curl Balances

    1. Gary

      I certainly did recognize that it was a very similar piece. That explanation makes sense. Glad to hear the chorus will be back with your regular posts. Besides the two of you being very likable people in your own right, something about that theme always puts me in the mindset that I’m about to sit down to chat with an old friend.

      1. James

        Hi Gary – So glad to hear you like the theme song. I never knew anyone noticed! Kyle and I recorded them both one after the other. The version on the bootcamping challenges is more of a jam. The regular “iconic” theme isn’t going anywhere!

    2. Gary

      I really hope this theme music is just special for these challenges, and doesn’t represent a replacement of the (in my opinion) iconic theme for TheFitRv in general. DaDum DaDum DumDaDaDaDaDum was always such a welcome sound whenever it showed up in my YouTube feed the last year or so.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        LOL, Gary!!!!! Well, I’m sure you just made James’ day once he sees this. He (and his friend Kyle) are the musicians behind that theme music. They actually recorded the short version, which you’re referring to & is in on all our videos intros/exits, and the long version too…which is the one I’ve been using for the boot camping challenges! The short version is the chorus of the long version…catchy, isn’t it?!? So, listen again to the boot camping background and see if you notice how the two fit together!!! No one ever mentions our music…so thanks so much! <3 <3 <3


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