Over the past few years, military style boot camps have proved incredibly successful – with people from all across the world enlisting the help of trained professionals to help them shed some weight or maintain their fitness levels. Because of the increasing demand, there are now so many variations of the boot camp (including luxury boot camps, wilderness boot camps, traveling boot camps and more) that find the right one for you can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we’re on hand to tell you the 5 boot camps you should definitely try across the world.
Epic Sana Boot Camp – Algarve, Portugal
If you’re looking for a bit of fun in the sun (with a LOT of exercises thrown into the mix), then the Epic Sana Bootcamp is for you. Rather than giving their customers the same plan over and over again, the fitness plans are tailored to each individual person. As you arrive, you will be taken to a meeting where your health and well-being will be checked, and together with your trainer, you will develop a personalized fitness plan to incorporate exercises and sports of your choice. This could be cycling along the cliffs of the Algarve, or it could be boxing along the beach, all of these exercises will push you towards your choice. The camp also offers wellness workshops, fitness assessments, and spa treatments!
Buccament Bay Resort and Fitness 4 Boot Camps – St. Vincent, Caribbean
I mean, what could be better than getting fit on a luxurious Caribbean island? St. Vincent is located slap bang in the middle of the Caribbean Sea and served as the filming location for Pirates of the Caribbean (which means there’s lots of rum, which is probably not helpful at a fitness boot camp).The Buccament Bay Resort and Fitness 4 Boot Camps boot camp is the best one on the island, and offers guests the chance to lose and sustain weight with the help of professional ex-Royal Marines that will put you through your paces in a 5, 6, 10 or 12-day boot camp that will include everything from circuit training to yoga.
G.I Jane – Kent, England
This is one for the women. Sometimes, you just need to be surrounded by a load of female bosses to truly realize your potential and your ability to smash exercise and weight loss – and G.I Jane gives you the opportunity to do so. This female-only boot camp (sorry, gents) gives women from all across the globe the chance to lose weight and get fit within the luscious rolling hills of the Kent countryside. This boot camp will not only focus on physical health, but there is also a huge focus of improved mental health to sustain your healthy lifestyle – coordinated by trained professionals. Go, ladies!
British Military Fitness – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
If you’re really looking to push yourself, the British Military Fitness will push you to your limits (because apparently people like doing that). This boot camp will train you on intense fitness regimes and workouts with an end goal of trekking up and down Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa. The camp is helmed by two of the most experienced military and mountain leaders in the world – so you know you’re in good hands. They will train you on what to expect from the trek, as well as prepare your fitness levels. Then, they will take you on a 30-day trek up and down the mountain – or as high as you can go.
Getaway Fitness – St. Petersburg, Florida
There are many people who wish to incorporate a fitness boot camp into their vacation – and it is totally possible. The Getaway Fitness boot camp is located in the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort Hotel and give you the perfect mix of relaxation and intense fitness regimes. Your typical boot camp day will start in the early hours of the morning, as you take to the beach in a beach boot camp. After this, you’ll spend the next five or six hours of structured and personalized workouts and fitness activities. From 2:30 pm, the time is yours. You’re free to explore, relax or make the most of the surroundings until the next morning. Sounds like a great deal.