Local gym gets recruits ready for boot camp

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - Tomorrow's Marine's got an early wake up call Saturday morning.

More than 40 recruits started training for boot camp. A unique partnership between local recruiters and the UFC Class gym in Noblesville created the opportunity.

The gym specializes in high energy, high intensity workouts that include boxing and self defense.

Along with the physical training there is a big emphasis mental toughness and confidence building. With in a few minutes many of the young men and women were sweating Saturday morning.

Staff Sgt. Dalton Rose, a Marine recruiter watched over the class.

“I enlisted in boot camp about seven-and-a-half years ago and our programs established now were not necessarily established back then,” Rose explained. “I feel like I was pretty good going to boot camp, but it definitely would have enhanced my abilities a lot.”

A lot of the future Marines are teenagers. Once they report for duty they will be sent to boot camps.

“I am a firm believer that boot camp is 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental. If they can push themselves through these kinds of work outs throughout the week with us here at the office, they will have no problems in San Diego or Paris Island.” Rose said.

Army recruits will also participate in the program. Recruits are expected to report for duty over the next 12 months.