Outdoor Bootcamp with a Yogic Twist - Tuileries, GRANDE LAWN

This class is taught by:

Paul Martin

Hi I'm Paul.
Very happy to be part of the Affordable Yoga & Fitness family, thought my domain is primarily fitness.
I am a competitive athlete specializing in Ironman Triathlon events. Having 15 years experience and training, I understand very well the importance of increasing your strength through functional bodyweight training. It enriches your life, improves your sports results and makes you ooze the kind of confidence only strong, healthy and energetic people can exude. And for this reason I am a big advocate of body weight strength training. 

I teach the Outdoor Bootcamps in the Park as I love being in the nature, getting your heart rate up, working your body to its maximum limit to achieve your goals.

My style is supportive and encouraging as I love making everyone feel included and welcome, while pushing them to their limits to increase physical fitness and confidence.

Look forward to seeing you all in the park!

Eliza Sweeney

French speaking
Eliza moved to Paris in 2009 to further her training as an actress specializing in clown, mime, acrobatics and physical theatre.

Eliza grew up in Melbourne, Australia surfing, sailing, running, swimming, and all-round being outdoors. As a youth she competed as a gymnast in Victoria and afterwards moved towards soccer, hockey and netball. Realizing to her dismay that ball sports were not her forte, she was drawn to long distance running, athletics and rowing.

It was the boot camp style fitness training that she received that she loved the most. She loves to motivate people to achieve their goals, improve their well being and overall fitness and health. She is passionate about fitness and health, currently also training as a drama therapist, a vegetarian herself, and is keen to share this passion with others through her boot camp classes!

Students can expect a group training program that focuses on a full body work out including cardio and strength training. The group atmosphere will accomodate those who need that extra motivation to work out, complimented with the great social aspect.

An actress to the core, you can be sure that Eliza’s classes will be well animated!
This will be predominantly a fitness-style class with some yoga moves included to increase its effectiveness.
This class is for those who like to mix their yoga with a more intense style workout while being active outdoors.
• If you are keen to shed unwanted weight and get fit and strong
• If you enjoy being outside and not afraid to get a little dirty and muddy once in a while
• If you like the feeling of the positive rush of endorphins through the body
- this class is for you!!

Its main focus is fat burning and toning of all muscle groups to make you feel lean and confident.

You don't have to be super fit to participate - all levels welcome. This class is designed in such a way that can be adopted to each individual ability without affecting the group. If you are starting on your journey to better fitness or are already very sporty and want to increase your performance by cross training, this class will be equally beneficial in getting you to your goal.

The class will be a mix of 3 types of activities:

1) Bodyweight Resistance Training - Exercises that are designed to engage maximum number of muscles in one movement, and mimic your natural functional movement patterns and hence develop your strength and fitness that would be useful in improving your quality of life (as opposed to isolated gym equipment exercises that only work on a few muscles at a time and often make you work in superficial range of motion that is rarely utilised in your day-to-day life.)

2) Yoga Postures and Sequences - Performed in between the resistance training moves to work the muscles in a static way (which increases blood flow to that particular muscle). By bringing more nutrient-rich oxygenated blood to the area, we will promote faster muscular development, moreover, the nature of most yoga moves brings a more balanced development to all the muscles trained during the workout.

3) Cardiovascular Interval Training - designed to improve your heart-centered fitness as well as increase your body's fat burning capability during, and even after your workout. This will involve running, jumping, skipping, kick boxing and other fun activities

To increase its effectiveness even further by keeping your muscles and joints supple, - the class will start and finish with a yoga warm up and cool down and deep guided relaxation (weather permitting) to help you regenerate and become stronger faster.
This class is held in ENglish, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Ce cours est un cours de fitness. Il améliora votre cardio, votre force et forme physique avec des exercises de Pilates, la course, la danse et le kick boxing. Idéale pour ceux qui veulent perdre du poids, transpirer et s'amuser! Pas besoin de tapis de yoga, par contre prenez une bouteille d'eau et des chaussures de sport.

We will meet outside the Metro Tuileries, just inside the gates of the gardens. About five minutes before the start of class, we will walk over to the lawns between the the Museum des Arts Decoratifs and the Louvre School of Art. So be sure to arrive in plenty of time to get checked in and walk over with the group. For those arriving late, come find us there!

This class is subject to cancellation depending on weather conditions. If the teacher deems the conditions or forecast unsafe or too disagreeable then the class will be cancelled 2 hours or more before the start time. An auto-email will be sent out to students and credit will be restored to accounts. Please check the schedule on days where the weather forecast looks questionable.
-Low Attendance
Classes with 4 or less students will be cancelled 2 hours before the class. An auto-email will be sent out and credit restored to accounts.


- This class will require you to wear trainers / sports shoes.
- Please wear comfortable clothes, and several layers so that they can keep you warm during the warm up and cool down, but something that you can take off during the main part as you may get a bit hot and sweaty.
- Water Bottle
- Yoga mat or Towel - not necessary but it is likely to provide you more comfort during the yoga parts of the class.


Can be adapted to all levels from beginner to advanced, so all levels are welcome at all classes. The instructor will demonstrate all exercises in detail and give different options for participants of different levels.

Any problems, follow link for teacher's phone numbers: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact

*If you need to contact the instructor, please do so at least 20 minute before the start of class. As our teachers will be busy checking in students with their personal smartphones 15 minutes before class, please text as opposed to calling as they will most likely not be able to take a call. No communication will be possible after the start of class.


As we will be exercising outdoors, there are no dedicated changing facilities. If it is possible, please come changed into your exercise clothes. 

Please notify your instructor if you have undergone any recent surgeries or are currently experiencing any physical injuries. While yogic bootcamp has many very beneficial health effects, we want to know how to best work with each of our student’s individual restrictions. Please consult a doctor if you have any personal concerns about practicing this type of physical fitness.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu 24 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Paul Martin
  • Tue 29 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Eliza Sweeney
  • Thu 31 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Eliza Sweeney