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Bootcamp holidays, retreats, residential courses, weekends and short breaks offering boot camp regimes for weight loss, health and fitness in the UK, abroad in Europe, and Worldwide.
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What makes it a bootcamp?
The term 'boot camp' is US slang referring to 'Basic Training' camps for new army, air force and naval recruits, so it's fitting that original-style fitness bootcamps often use military physical training methods and are sometimes run by former military personnel.

Workouts using this style will frequently be held in the outdoors and will involve a regime of group exercises that combine callisthenic and body weight exercises (like pushups, crunches, squats and jumping jacks) together with interval and strength training. Sometimes some military-style drilling may be used to push participants, but in general strong encouragement will be employed rather than intimidation.

Bootcamp styles
Boot camps will vary in the degree to which they are 'military' in style, and these days many fitness or weight loss holidays branded as 'boot camps' go on to emphasise how non-military they are in style – a bit of a contradiction in terms, you'll even find 'luxury bootcamp' retreats on offer!




Health & fitness boot camp holidays
& bootcamp retreats

Awaken Holidays
based: Alicante, Spain
Awaken Holidays offer a collection of specialist holidays from expert providers; holidays for improving wellbeing, relaxing the mind and exciting the soul. Highlighting the best of yoga retreats, fitness holidays, bootcamps, detox breaks and spa retreats; as well as showcasing a great selection of walking, cycling and activity holidays Worldwide.
| fitness | boot camps | yoga | pilates | cycle touring | walk/trek/hike | weight loss | spas | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | Worldwide | Western Europe |

uk flag Civilian Military Fitness
based: Greater Manchester, UK

Military style, 5-day residential boot camps in North Wales. Either all-male or all-female camps offering dedicated exercise programmes combined with adventure activities like rafting, high ropes and paintball.
| boot camps | men only | Wales |

uk flag Marriage Bootcamp
based: Texas, USA

The Marriage Boot Camp is a 4-day break designed to save relationships. It uses life-revealing games, exercises, counseling and therapy to help married couples learn more about themselves, all combined to dramatically impact marriages for the better.
| boot camps | USA |

uk flag N I Bootcamp
based: Co Down, Northern Ireland, UK

A residential centre in Northern Ireland, in the heart of the Mountains of Mourne offering fitness and weight loss bootcamps and detox weekends, and providing a range of options designed to achieve guest's health, fitness and weight loss aims.
| boot camps | Northern Ireland |

usa flag Xtreme Athletix
based: Florida, USA
Tampa based extreme, military-style, outdoor and indoor, strength and conditioning boot camp retreats, with personal training, kettlebells, running, olympic weightlifting, cross training, nutrition and power yoga.
| boot camps | USA |

Bikini Bootcamp
based: Tulum, Mexico
Weight loss and fitness vacations, offering a combination of exercise, relaxation and healthy eating.
| boot camps | Mexico |

Fitness West
based: Ireland
Residential bootcamp weekends in west Ireland, with qualified, experienced personal training.
| boot camps | Ireland |

usa flag Getaway Fitness
based: Florida, USA
All-inclusive beach bootcamp fitness vacations at luxury resort destinations, combining intensive fitness regimes with great destinations, healthy gourmet meals and nutritional education.
| boot camps | USA |

New You Bootcamp
Alpine fitness boot camp in the Austrian Alps, military style training plus Nordic walking, mountain biking and hiking.
| boot camps | Austria |

What's in a name?
Whatever they're called, different styles of camp will suit different people – to help you sort out what's what we've added icons to our entries to indicate very roughly the style to expect, as follows:
– military style
– softer style
– weight-loss


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The travel-quest boot camp section lists holidays, residential courses, weekends and short breaks offering boot camp regimes for weight loss, health and fitness. These must be identified as 'boot camps' on the sites listed and will be characterised by the style of activity offered. Activities will often take place outdoors, in groups and may have similarities with military training. The instruction and coaching will be given by fitness trainers or former military personnel and is likely to include running, interval training and weight training exercises which aim to reduce weight and body fat, and increase cardiovascular efficiency and strength. Fitness boot camps will be designed to push people further than they might normally go in standard fitness classes or in the gym on their own. We will also consider specialist boot camps, such as wedding, beauty, surfing or adventure bootcamps. (NB we do not list military, correction, behaviour modification or teenage boot camps in this section.)

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