Author: Steve Williams

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How To Set Goals & Stick To Them 

One of my favourite workshops we teach at the UK and Portugal Bootcamp is the Goals workshop. It’s a simple yet effective way of getting clients to have a focus of what they what from their time here so they don’t go away feeling as if the whole week just passed them by.

It has been known that many high achiever (athletes, business people and those who are top of the craft) are goal driven. This blog is here to explain exactly how they break these down so that you can achieve your health and fitness goals with ease!


“True success is all about working towards meaningful goals.”


When guest are here they normally come with a general goal of fat loss, which is a great starting point but in order to achieve these goals we need to give our self more detail and put in place actionable steps.


SMART goals setting is a brilliant way to get crystal clear on your goals.

Specific – Don’t be general, what are the gritty details?

Measurable – How will you track your progress?

Achievable – Has your goal been achieved by anyone else before?

Realistic – Have you planned it out?

Time – How long do you have?


These 5 simple points can take you general goal into an action plan so you have created the stepping stones to success.


From here break it down from your time that you’ve given yourself. If that’s 6 months, then make reflection time (or mini goals) for months 2 and 4 to make sure you are staying accountable and on track towards your end goal.


We’ve all been that person who had some sort of assignment they’ve left right up to the last minute, and sadly you can’t do that with fat loss (if you are doing that you’ll be getting into fad and yoyo dieting which isn’t fun or good for your body!) so make sure you’re taking the time to sit down with your goals and plan them for success!

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Great ways to Incorporate Fitness to the Outdoors 

Here at our Ladies’ Only Portugal Bootcamp we try to make the most of the outdoors as there is nothing worse then being stuck indoors on a hot sunny day.

These are things you might be able to incorporate into your training while at home and plan towards to add excitement, fun and the great outdoors into your current routine!


Beach Runs

This can be a lot harder than you think. Just a change in the terrain (swapping the concrete for sand) will create resistance through your feet and strengthen your arches, ankles and calves so I would highly reckoned going barefoot to really keep those results!

Because you’re working hard then normal, you’re naturally going to burn more calories which is perfect for a fat loss goal. If you don’t have a beach near you then look for other areas like woodland, forests or hill walks as you will get similar results with different inclines.


Walking in Nature 

Here in Portugal we’ve seen the beautiful wildlife such as a range of birds, a few snakes and every house seems to have dogs. We’re also surrounded by stunning views in the country side where the Villa but then we’re half an hours walk from the breath-taking picturesque beaches.

Getting out and about whether it just to explore can add excitement to exercise making the time fly while getting fit and having fun.

Being out in nature is also a great way if you are feeling stressed out with work. We’re proud to have many career driven women at our bootcamps who have high pressured jobs and they all comment on how nice it is to totally switch off giving them mental health benefits as well as physical ones!


Water Sports

Paddle boarding, Kayaking and Surfing are great examples of outdoor activity sessions that are not only fun, but help you work up a sweat and burn a lot of calories! They are also great for resistance training too. Try them out at your nearest beach, water sports centre, or local lake/canal and enjoy something different to your workout! We don’t offer these on our UK camps but on our Portugal Bootcamps we offer the opportunity to join in all these sessions.


Aqua Fit

The water might be cold here in Portugal, but after your HIIT and resistance bands workout you can’t wait to jump in and cool off! Aqua fit has SO many health benefits from co-ordination, balance and a great session for rehabilitation after injury. It’s a great cardiovascular workout for those who might struggle to perform certain moves on land (like star jumps or jump squats) and overtime will start to tone your muscles just from the resistance of the water and making it hard with equipment like noodles or aqua dumbbells. You may have Aqua in an outdoor pool near you!

If you want to incorporate the wild side then a cold water sea dip might be a challenge you want to take while on your beach walk!



Top 8 Important Reasons Why Women Should Incorporate Resistant Training into Their Life 

Weight training can include bodyweight and/or adding other weights such as the bells (kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells) resistance bands, or resistance machines into your workouts.


So why is it so important for women to include this into their life?


  • Prevents the chances of developing Osteoporosis.

This is a condition where the bones become brittle of weak making you more at risk of breaks and fracture – but also preventing you to heal fully if this happens too. You might not being worrying about this when you’re younger, however women are 80% more likely to develop this condition compared to men due to a drop in hormones and hitting peri/ and full blown menopause.


  • Helps with Insulin Resistance

When your body becomes resistant to insulin is means you have too much glucose (sugar) in the blood for the cells to store and use as energy, thus creating a backlog and making you resistant. This isn’t good as your blood should transport glucose, not store it. Strength training is brilliant at utilising that excess glucose so that the muscles can soak it up out of the blood stream preventing your risk of pre diabetes or diabetes T2.


  • Fat loss and a change in body composition

Weight loss is something a lot of women want to achieve for different reasons. While any exercise can benefit in your goal for weight loss, strength training is the only form that will change your body composition over time as it become lean with muscle mass.


  • Burns more Calories than Cardio

Linking from the point above – the our body burns more calories when it has more muscles mass. So the lean you become the more you will burn in all over your workouts.


  • You’ll Improve Your Balance

If you’ve always been a little clumsy then lifting weight can greatly improve your balance due to training our fast twitch muscles which spring to action when you do lose your balance.


  • Reduces back pain

I always encourage women with back pain to start with body weight back strengthening exercises that process into weight lifting. Interestingly I also do this with prenatal clients as it helps them have less pain during the pregnancy. The earlier you start with this training the better!


  • Enhances Your Mood

Mental health has become a big talking point as so many of us can struggle in so many different ways. It’s not as taboo as it used to be, but there are still conversations to be had. So many people get into strength training to help improve their mindset and mood. Progressive overload means you can see progress that isn’t related or dependant to a scale number and obviously working out releases those endorphins (happy hormones)


  • Builds a better booty!

I’m actually not just talking about the atheistic here (also who doesn’t want a nice juicy peach!) Having strong glutes help us lift, prevent knee injury as well as aiding proper pelvic alignment.


Unsure of where to start? Join us on a fitness event in the UK or Portugal and let our experienced trainers help you on your journey

The Top Reasons to Take a Weight Loss Holiday

The Top Reasons to Take a Weight Loss Holiday

Going on a weight loss holiday is probably one of the best things you can do with yourself. There are plenty of reasons to do it, and many have gone on a fitness holiday and found it’s a lot of fun.

However, why should you consider taking a holiday for the sake of getting fit? There are plenty of compelling reasons why. Let’s explore the top reasons why you’ll want to explore this idea.


Making an Investment


The concept of a seven-night fitness camp is getting more popular than ever thanks to growing awareness of the importance of taking care of one’s body throughout life.

You’re making an investment into your health which will carry on into old age.


Better Overall Fitness

A weight-loss holiday can be good for making sure that you maintain a high level of fitness.

A boot camp abroad is going to be something that demands a level of fitness. Your body will naturally adjust quickly, and you’ll feel better than ever once you’re done.

Physical fitness is tied to weight in a lot of cases, and the better your fitness, the healthier your body is.


Preventing Burn Out

When we’re trying to do half a dozen things at once every day, burnout is just one bad day away. It’s a sad truth that things like health, fitness and good eating habits fall by the wayside during busy moments.

A ladies boot camp is one of the best ways to make sure that when it comes to your body and mental health, you don’t burn out by getting a chance to rest and recharge.


Rebalancing Your Hormones

A fitness holiday can help with stress. Your body produces a stress hormone called cortisol, and it will produce elevated levels if you live a stressful life. An abundance of cortisol in the body can lead to mood swings, fatigue, and weight gain.

Taking the time to go on a fitness holiday where you participate in physical activities, eat healthy food, and rest your body will allow the cortisol to return to normal levels. Effectively, you are rebalancing your hormones.


Get Away From It All

A weight-loss holiday is an excellent opportunity to get away from everything. If you’re not feeling the love for technology and work and responsibilities, it might be a good idea to take a holiday and get away from it all.


Final Thoughts

So, there are many reasons why you should have a weight loss holiday, and it’s clear to see that there are a lot of benefits to be gained. Obviously, it’s important to try and get the best possible lifestyle, which is why you should focus on doing things that will make you happy.


The holiday options we provide are great for recharging your batteries, increasing your physical fitness, and losing a bit of weight along the way, so why not take a look? Feel free to get in contact if you have any questions or queries.

CLICK HERE to view our bootcamp dates and reserve your place


Bootcamps & Personal Training in Chester

Top 5 Fitness Bootcamps UK in Chester

In the city of Chester, if you are dedicated to your own personal health and wellbeing it is important to know the best sites and/or activities that can benefit you on your fitness journey. Bootcamps are the perfect kickstart to begin living a healthy lifestyle and are suitable for everyone

Kickstart your fitness with personal training and Boot Camps in Chester

Motivate Bootcamp

Established in 2013, Motivate Bootcamp’s UK fitness breaks and fitness holidays abroad provide a fantastic 2-3 weekend retreat or 7 night break for women. The venue in Chester, is based at the Holiday Inn Chester South and it  provides all the necessary facilities such as pool, spar, steamer, sauna, restaurant dining areas with tailored chefs. There are a number of other locations not far from Chester, including Manchester and Snowdonia


With 12 years of experience, this Bootcamp in Chester is run by an instructor with many years of experience and a great portfolio. With that information you can trust that Bass-Fit in Chester can help you accomplish any fitness goal. Anyone who would like to join will be offered options of in person or online personal training making it flexible if you cannot attend the Bootcamp, and nutritional guidance.

Diva Fitness

A personal trainer In Chester with her own gym studio running fitness bootcamp classes herself, rest assured you can attend this bootcamp in the comfort of a personal gym, away from bystanders at a field/park and/or a mainstream gym. The instructor, Emma makes it her mission to provide the best bootcamp experience for 10 people max per session, providing all types of training, nutritional plans etc.

Synergy Health & Performance Chester

Offering private fitness bootcamp classes in Chester, each class being different and tailored to all of the experienced personal trainers at their disposal and any clients level of skill, this simple process allows Synergy Health & performance to help each, and every client achieve their greatest fitness goal as it shows with the numerous fantastic testimonials the company receives.


Class Fitness

With a personal trainer/ instructor 10+ years of experience, Class fitness provides fitness bootcamp classes explicitly for women, giving a safe place for women to get fit and find their best selves. Like all the above bootcamp opportunities, Class fitness has provided fitness expertise to 100’s of women such as weight and circuit training, nutritional plans and more.

Bootcamps in the UK and Abroad are a perfect way to achieve your goals with the help of a qualified trainer. Many are suitable for all ages and abilities and are tailored to the individual

Top 5 Fitness Bootcamps in Birmingham

Top 5 Bootcamps in Birmingham

Weekly and Residential Fitness Camps in the Midlands

In a city like Birmingham, businesses and business owners thrive on supply and demand. Because there is so much going on, these like-minded individuals below decided to step away from mainstream gyms and try alternative bootcamps. Sound like something for you?

Bootcamps can be a great way to get in shape, motivated, lose weight, and meet new friends, with the help of a qualified instructor who is there throughout your session

If you are looking for a new year kickstart bootcamp around the Birmingham area, then why not check out the following:


Motivate Bootcamp

Established in 2013, Motivate Bootcamp’s UK fitness and weight loss breaks provide a fantastic  weekend retreat for women. They have a number of venues throughout the UK, which provide all the necessary facilities such as luxury rooms, swimming pool, spar, steam room, sauna, and fantastic restaurant dining areas with tailored chefs.  This bootcamp also caters for all ages and abilities


Birmingham’s Fitness Bootcamp

Located in Clifton Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 6EB, Birmingham’s fitness bootcamp offers a variety of different training every Saturday at the venue advertised. Whilst not as flexible in comparison to other bootcamps that have been discussed in prior blogs Birmingham’s fitness bootcamp still competes with the best bootcamps available to the public with all the necessities.


Steve Travers Group Personal Training and Indoor Bootcamp

Located at Oasis Church, South St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 0DB. Steve Travers Bootcamp is home made which for many of you out there may find this ideal as it is private, you don’t have to worry about strangers surrounding you whilst you work out. With fantastic coaching at affordable prices Steve Traver is a bootcamp host you may want to visit if you reside in Birmingham.


Battle Bootcamp

Located at Pype Hayes Park, Sutton Coldifeld, B24 0HJ located closer to Wolverhampton. Battle Bootcamp provides brilliant outdoor bootcamp classes at the local park for men and women who want to join along, have fun and get fit!. With a number of different locations around the U.K. such as Leeds and London. Battle bootcamp is highly flexible for many people nationally who want to get involved.


Cre8 Shape up

Located at 122 Main St, Dickens Heath, Shirley, Solihull B90 1UA. With a powerful company mission and a number of fantastic instructors at their disposal, Cre8 Shape up provides a high standard of service when it comes to running fitness classes/bootcamps. At an affordable price and number of set days for classes, Cre8 Shape up is easily accessible and flexible for anyone to come along and join.

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Fitness bootcamps in Leeds and Yorkshire

Fitness & Weight Loss Bootcamps in Leeds & Yorkshire

An active weekend fitness break designed for women

In the city of Leeds, if you are dedicated to your own personal health and wellbeing it is important to know the best sites and/or activities that can benefit you on your fitness journey.

Ladies Bootcamps are the perfect kickstart to begin living a healthy lifestyle and giving you the perfect kickstart with your health and fitness goals

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Motivate Bootcamp

Established in 2013, Motivate Bootcamp’s UK fitness events provide a fantastic 2-3 weekend retreat for women. The Yorkshire based bootcamp takes place at the Holiday Inn Leeds Brighouse, and it provides all the necessary facilities such as pool, spa, steam room, sauna, restaurant/dining areas with tailored chefs. This boot camp is ladies only and suitable for all ages and abilities. (There are also a number of other boot camp weekends throughout the country, plus a 7 night Portugal fitness retreat)


Leeds Fit

Established in 2020, Leeds fit is an outdoor bootcamp for anyone and everyone. Providing a variation of different classes such as classic bootcamp, circuit training and a running class. Hosted by another fantastic, experienced instructor Leeds fit bootcamp is a fitness class you must consider attending whilst in Leeds if you are looking for a brilliant way to get a workout in.


UK Outdoor Fitness Group

A fitness bootcamp based in Leeds, hosted in a variation of locations around the city, this bootcamp has also specialised in committing anyone in the bootcamp who would like to join, to tough obstacle courses such as Total warrior and Yorkshire mud run. These fantastic opportunities help mould your mindset into dedication for improvement on your overall fitness.


Leeds Fitter Bodies   

A fitness bootcamp based in Leeds, hosted in a variation of locations around the city, this bootcamp provides a one of a kind experience which helps you develop, maintain and reap the benefits of great knowledge that will allow you to embark on your fitness journey as you please. With several benefits and help from the instructors such as goal evaluation and dietary guidance, this bootcamp is one you cannot miss.


Trail Blazer Fitness 

An affordable, all ages friendly bootcamp that still offers all the necessary knowledge to help you find your best self. With many different locations hosted around the city this bootcamp is flexible for anyone in Leeds to come along, classes running from 7 days a week with amazing instructors with a large portfolio of success stories, this bootcamp speaks for itself.


For more information on UK events please CLICK HERE

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Ladies Bootcamp In Manchester

Ladies Fitness Bootcamp Weekend In Manchester

Female Fitness Events That Get Results

Our Motivate Bootcamps are highly regarded weightloss and fitness residential retreats for ladies only. Our staff of directors and instructors are professionals in the many areas targeted at our bootcamp, including relaxation, nutrition and exercise. We have a number of retreat venues around the country to bring our program of lifestyle change to as many women as possible. We present an opportunity to reset your focus on your own health and fitness. During your boot camp weekend in Manchester with us and even after you return home, we will cheer you on and motivate your commitment to good health.

Sometimes in life we need to click our reset button and a 2 Day Ladies Bootcamp in Manchester is a perfect reset point

Ladies Bootcamp In Manchester Motivate Bootcamp

Commit a weekend devoted to your fitness retreat and discover the difference this short time can make in your confidence and focus on a healthy lifestyle.  If you are nearby in Manchester, ladies bootcamp retreats are conducted at Airport Inn Hotel & Spa in Wilmslow. There is a health club and spa on site as well as two restaurants. Your Motivate Bootcamp ladies retreat includes comfortable accommodation, meals and our kick start fitness sessions and workshops. Our trainers will provide you with a plan for exercise, weight loss and information about nutrition and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, plus you will be given the tools to incorporate the knowledge you’ve gained into your everyday life.

One important benefit of our ladies bootcamp in Manchester is fun and laughter. Our groups are small so you will make new friends, share experiences and have time to just relax. When you step away from your daily routine and place yourself in a new environment your perspective changes.  Contact us at Motivate Bootcamp and schedule your fitness retreat in the North West. It’s time to do yourself a favour and have fun. Lighten up and burn off that toxic negative energy with cleansing nutrition and muscle awakening physical activity.

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CLICK HERE to view our 2 day fitness camps in the UK

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Top tips to return to the gym post lockdown

What to think about when getting back into fitness.

With the most recent post-pandemic reopening, many of our daily activities, such as dining indoors at full capacity, no mask mandates, and, of course, returning to the gym, appear to be on the horizon. If, like many others, you have not been to the gym in over a year, the prospect of going back can be intimidating. It may take some time to become acclimated to working out indoors, and it may be tough to recall your prior workout schedule. Your pandemic-weary muscles may be lifting weights for the first time in what seems like an eternity.

Before we get started, congratulate yourself on your decision to go back to the gym. Maybe even set yourself up for more success by joining us at a bootcamp near you, or a wellness retreat in Portugal, where we can give you all the tools you need to gain confidence and give you the knowledge to succeed in the gym.



All fitness workouts should start with the final aim in mind, it is all about getting to where you want to be—and not just physically or aesthetically. Your workout programme should also consider your mental and emotional health. You will burn out if you are not in good shape and go to the gym too hard.

Aim small, miss little. Six-month objectives are fantastic, but we often struggle to achieve them because we lack a practical knowledge of how to get there. Micro-goals are beneficial Every two weeks, set a new objective and focus on accomplishing it. This will also give you the confidence to take on the following one.

Put down your idea with a pen and paper. Identifying your ‘why’ works well with some other visual goals you want to attain. To track your progress, get a cardiovascular mile marker—something that measures time or distance while running—and a specific training routine” why not look at Fitbit?

Additionally, if you are unsure of your goals then join us at Boot camp where we run a specialised goal setting workshop.


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Working out intelligently is always preferable to working out harder. Everyone has different goals and bodies, so there isn’t a one size fits all gym approach, it’s critical to be crystal clear about your fitness goals and to plan accordingly. Start with 30 minutes of exercise five days a week if you are a beginner. We recommend exercising at least 30 – 45 minutes six days a week if you are more physically fit and want to lean out or tone up. Mix it up, include some cardio, and enjoy your training. It is all about building new habits that lead to a genuine lifestyle shift when it comes to exercise.


Look for a terrific instructor and a sense of camaraderie in your classes. It is fantastic to be pushed by an enthusiastic teacher and the person who is working diligently next to you. Just keep in mind that the instructor has twenty other people to concentrate on, so it’s up to you to push yourself hard enough while still knowing when to take a breather.”

Check out our team where we have a fantastic range of instructors to take you through your paces at our weekend fitness camps

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Starting from a high repetition basis is a terrific plan of attack for returning weight training into your life, this improves your muscle endurance capacity and allows you to concentrate on breathing, which is the most under appreciated and crucial aspect of weight training. Make each workout a twenty-repetition challenge for yourself. When choosing between free weights and machines, always go with the free weights. Machines are fine, but they lock you into a fixed posture, and you won’t be able to enhance your range of motion or flexibility that way.



You may have forgotten how to behave around others after a year away from the gym, first and foremost, stay away from using the machinery for long periods of time. Because you are not the only one attempting to get in a solid workout, stay focused and complete your sets in a respectable amount of time. Smile and say hi to everyone you meet. Also, keep your personal hygiene in check. You may not be concerned about how you smell in your garage, but others are.



Fitness is not limited to what takes place within the confines of a gym. Sleep is essential for both performance and recovery, every night, give yourself the opportunity to obtain a full night’s sleep. You will experience better results at the gym if you have a good sleep schedule.

In terms of diet, we believe that a good balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats is essential for achieving specific athletic goals. Without adequate macronutrients, you cannot create lean muscle or lose weight. Eat with purpose and exercise with purpose. Whether you are focusing on strength or cardio, make sure you understand why you are training the way you are. Nutrition is covered throughout our fitness events if you would like more information




Never leave home without a water bottle, deodorant and exercise bands In your gym bag, it’s all about the right clothes, a towel, sanitary wipes, a cell phone charger and a snack. Another idea is to carry a small note pad to track which exercises I did: the weight, reps and how you feel. It is also a great place to jot down ideas on how you can continue to make progress towards my goals.


Need more inspiration for a successful return to the gym? Check out the boot camp dates for our ladies weekend retreats in the UK and affordable weight loss camps abroad where we can provide you with a variety of fitness classes and bootcamp workouts to give you inspiration on your fitness or weight loss journey.

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Are you covering the basics with your diet?

Are you covering the basics with your diet?

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about what diet is best for fat loss, and everyone looks for the easiest way to achieve this without covering the basics first.

We all want the ‘magic pill’ or the ‘best exercise’ to help us achieve our goals but I have some news for you……….. IT DOESN’T EXIST. Being consistent with your plan is key to achieving success.

If you are not consistent with something you will become lost, your goal will not be reached and you may become disheartened about what is achievable for you. Doing what you need to do day after day to reach your goal is paramount.

Below I have created a list of what you need to make sure that you are including in your nutrition routine;


Include whole and nutritious foods into your diet

These are foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. Too much of our Western diet includes cheap processed foods and our bodies aren’t designed to consume them. Whole foods should make up around 80-90% of our diet with the odd treat making up the other 10-20%. This way you can still lead a sociable lifestyle whilst obtaining optimal health 80-90% of the time. This is the reason we have a chef at our Portugal Weight Loss Holiday to make sure everything is made from scratch, with all local natural ingredients



Not a lot of us can say that we get a good 8 hours sleep every night but not getting enough sleep and rest can have a negative effect on our goals. If we are not rested properly we are more likely to reach for sugary or energy dense foods to make us feel awake. If you struggle getting to sleep then using magnesium spray for your skin or Epsom salt baths are a good way to relax before bed time.

Identify any food intolerances

The most common intolerances are to wheat, dairy, gluten, soy and eggs. If you are experiencing any reactions to certain foods then these need to be eliminated from your diet to achieve optimum gut health and a supportive immune system.


Avoiding alcohol

Now I know most of us enjoy the odd tipple every now and then and in moderation this is absolutely fine, its when we have a few too many that it starts to hinder us. We feel rubbish the next day so grab for unhealthy food and general motivation to even move can be missing for a day or two. There are also empty calories in alcohol – one pint of cider is around 350 calories and there is no nutritional goodness in all them calories!


Take time to prep

Prepare food at breakfast, the night before, or at the weekend ensuring you have the best healthy food available to you when you need it. Its all too easy to go to the shop and grab a quick fix but this will normally not be the healthiest option and prepping also saves you money!!


If you are struggling with any of these things then join us on one of our Fitness Weekends in the UK or Fitness & Weight Loss Holidays in Portugal, and our specialist team can help you to achieve your goals

We also have a selection of recipe books which include the below. These can be purchased as a set for just £9.99 – please Contact Us to order the recipe books

  • Everyday Recipes
  • Meal Ideas
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Paleo
  • Smoothies
  • Low Carb

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How To Avoid Gaining Weight At Christmas

During the Christmas holidays, many people experience weight gain, and then regret it after and spend months trying to shift the weight

The easiest thing to do is to try and not gain the weight in the first place

Here are some tips to help you through the Christmas period…..


Keep active with family and friends

Many traditions involve sitting around watching tv but try and mix this up with activities such as walking, cycling, or even playing an active game on the games console. If you don’t try and keep a balance, then being inactive combined with the overeating during Christmas will lead to weight gain

Snack wisely

Snacking is a common occurrence during the holidays, and many of them tend to be unhealthy. Try and limit these snacks as many treats contain unhealthy fats and added sugars. Aim to keep up with your fruit and veg snacks, and maybe try making your own Christmas snacks. They will definitely be healthier than buying from the supermarket

Watch Your Portion Sizes

Eating large portion sizes means you will gain weight, plus you will also feel tired and grumpy – is it really worth it?

Best way to limit portion size is to use smaller plate 

Practice Mindful Eating

Eating in front of the tv?

Eating on the way to the office?

Multi-tasking whilst eating?

You are more likely to overeat if you are not paying attention to what you are actually eating, as you won’t recognise when you are full

Take 5 minutes out of your day and enjoy your food! Also chew thoroughly and slowly and don’t rush

Get Some Sleep

Not having enough sleep can lead to weight gain

Studies have shown that those who don’t sleep enough tend to be hungrier, eat more, and exercise less. It’s also been linked to having a slower metabolism

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Christmas can be stressful, and stressed people tend to have high levels of cortisol, a hormone that’s released in response to stress – and yes you guessed it – this can cause weight gain

Try to keep your stress to a minimum, using exercise, meditation and yoga

Have Balanced Meals

Meals and snacks over the xmas period are typically high in carbohydrates but low in protein. Protein is vital as it reduces hunger and helps with weight management, and try to keep simple carbs to a minimum as they will send your insulin levels all over the place (another thing that can cause weight gain)

Good sources of protein include meat, poultry, fish, and some plant foods like beans and quinoa.

Include Fibre

Do your best to eat fibre rich foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. They help to keep you full, plus eliminating the need to overeat

Limit Desserts

Most desserts are very high calorie, so pick wisely.

Enjoy your favourites but in small amounts, and not every day!

Limit Liquid Calories

Christmas is a time when everyone drinks more alcohol, and indulges in sweet drinks

Alcohol is empty calories and will cause weight gain. If you are drinking then think of low-calorie options such as gin & tonic, vodka & soda

Also be careful you also don’t indulge to much on the sweet drinks from Costa Coffee and McDonald’s, these are high calorie and are loaded with sugar

Avoid processed foods

Try and cook as much as you can from scratch. Items like boxed mash potato and stuffing have lots of excess sugar and unhealthy fats

Make it an activity and bake snacks and make mince pies, rather than buying them ready to eat. This way you will know what’s in them

Skip seconds

Calories from extra helpings can contribute quickly to weight gain. Limit yourself to just one plate, and meal prep the rest of the food – you don’t need it now!


If you are struggling and need a kickstart, then join us in 2021 for a New Year Fitness Bootcamp

These are ladies only and suitable for all ages and abilities

Our UK Bootcamps are a great weekend of fitness & relaxation where you can have a break, focus on yourself, and give yourself a kickstart

If you would like a longer experience, then check out our 7-night All-inclusive Portugal Weight Loss Camps which are designed to help you lose weight, get fit, and feel great


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What Are The Benefits Of A Weight loss Holiday in Portugal & Spain?

What Are The Benefits Of A Weight loss Holiday in Portugal & Spain?

We have been running our fitness & weight loss holidays in Europe for the past 7 years, and have had over 1000 people joining us for the experience of a lifetime

If you have been thinking about joining us on one of our All Inclusive Retreats in Portugal or Spain but haven’t had the courage to book, then check out some of the reasons below why you should take the plunge!


You Will Have a Great Time And The Experience Of A Lifetime

Our fitness and weight loss holidays in Europe are not just about working out 24/7 and continuous exercise. We understand this is a holiday for you and we aim to make it as enjoyable as possible. Healthy living is about the mind and the body!

  • You will you make a fantastic new set of friends. We know this this as many people come back year after year with people thy have met at camp
  • Each afternoon is free time, giving you a chance to top up your tan by the pool, hit the beach in Albufeira or Puerto Del Carmen, or head into town for a bit of shopping
  • One night we arrange a restaurant in the Old Town, and there is a chance to have a dance at the live band bar that we head to after food (and maybe a cheeky cocktail)
  • On the last day we arrange an excursion, from boat trips, to a surf lesson, there’s lots of activities available

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Expert Coaching From Our Fitness Team

Our bootcamp team have a vast experience between us, and many have been in the industry for over 15 years. We have knowledge in fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and general wellbeing, and we are hand 24/7 throughout your time at our fitness retreat to help you in any way that we can. We also have an onsite chef who makes all the meals fresh throughout the week. We aren’t military instructors and we do like to have fun, and especially wind each other up 🙂

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Dedicate Your Time To Losing Weight With No Distractions

Our weightloss holiday in Spain or Portugal is 7 days, and you can really start your body transformation with us. We have had results ranging from 4lbs to over 1 stone over the course of the weight loss camp. The reason for this is everything is catered for you, all of your meals are planned to help you lose weight but give you enough energy for the days, and so are the fitness sessions. This specialised weight loss week abroad is based around helping you to lose weight and feel great

We also run numerous workshops on nutrition, goal setting, lifestyle, and meal planning for when you leave us so that you can carry on your journey and reach your goals

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Take a Break From Normal Life

It’s difficult to focus on yourself in normal life, as you have a variety of things pulling you different ways, from family, friends, work etc. The experience at our weight loss camp really is about taking some well needed time out to focus on you. A fitness camp in Spain or Portugal is the perfect break away

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Motivation and Support

Struggling with motivation? Our 7 night fitness camps in Europe definitely give you this! You will leave at the end of your stay with us feeling refreshed, motivated, and ready for anything that life throws at you. You aren’t just a number to us, and even after the bootcamp has finished we will be there for every step of the way through email and social media support.We are a bootcamp family and you will now be a part of this

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Still not sure? Then check our our reviews on SOCIAL MEDIA

We have dates available in Portugal – plus we have our new Ultimate Weight Loss Winter Retreat in Lanzarote which will be announced soon. Contact us for more details on this venue

CLICK HERE for more information on our Portugal Bootcamps

How can physical activity help my mental health?

How can physical activity help my mental health?

Exercise  can have a positive impact on the body and the mind!

Physical activity is all about moving our bodies more and sitting
less. It doesn’t mean you have to go to a gym or start running as
there are many ways to move your body including walking and working
out at home.

We all know exercise is good for our bodies but it can also help us
maintain good mental health either on its own, or in combination with
other treatments.

There are many benefits for the mind when we engage in regular
physical activity including:

1. Better sleep  – feeling tired towards bedtime and better sleep quality

2. Happier mood – boosting the mind with feel-good hormones that give
you a lift and more energy

3. Effective management of stress and/or anxiety –  the body releases
hormones during exercise to help us combat stress. Physical activity
also helps us focus, provides distraction and can be a positive coping
strategy against stress and/or anxiety.

4. Better self-esteem – being more active can improve how you feel
about yourself and meet your goals

5. Lower risk of depression – regular exercise can reduce the risk of
developing depression and can play a huge role in recovering from it.

6.Positive social connections – group or team activities give you more
connections to like-minded people, and create new friends

At Motivate Bootcamp we run ladies fitness retreats throughout the UK and Portugal, and during the stay you will join in a wide range of fitness sessions, and healthy living workshops, which are both designed to increase your positivity and help with your mental health

Check our what we offer:

2 Day Fitness Camps for Women Throughout The UK

3 Day Walking and Activity Weekends

Fans of walking might enjoy a long weekend away of walking in some of
the UK’s beautiful hills. You could even invite your family or friends
along for our Walking Bootcamp too.

7 Night Portugal Retreats

If you’re looking for an extended break to invest in yourself and
your health, we’d love to see you at one of our stunning villas in
Portugal. These Ladies only Bootcamps are ideal for a full week of
fitness, fun and feel good vibes.

‘It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind
in vigor’  Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Diet and Exercise- natural boosters for the Immune System

Diet and Exercise – natural boosters for the Immune System

The last few years have highlighted the importance of having a strong immune system.

At Motivate Bootcamp, we offer you support and opportunities to improve your overall physical health through a healthy diet, lifestyle and regular exercise. All of these factors play significant roles in our immunity.


Physical Activity to boost immune function

Studies have made the link between physical activity and improvements in both immune markers and overall immune health. This results in lower rates and duration of infection.

Just a short burst of exercise (less than 60 minutes) has been shown to enhance the circulation of immunoglobins, natural killer (NK) cells, T cells, and other key immune cells in the body’s defense against pathogens.

Regular exercise can also affect other factors impacting immunity such as:

-improved sleep;

-maintaining a healthy weight;

-managing stress and reducing depression and anxiety;

-improving overall quality of life.


Physical activity can also reduce the risk of many common diseases:

-heart disease;

-certain cancers, including breast and colon cancer;

-type 2 diabetes;

-osteoporosis (weak bones).


At our Bootcamps, we offer a whole variety of different exercise sessions including cardio, resistance, core, stretch and walks. We also run Healthy Living workshops on Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Exercise at all Bootcamps to help you build healthy habits and give you tools to put them into practice back home.

Check out our typical schedule for UK Bootcamps & Portugal


Diet and immunity

Whilst no food or supplement can protect us from disease, having a healthy diet supports the immune system to effectively function and influence the body’s ability to fight infection.

A lack of vitamins and minerals can compromise the immune system.

It is important that we have a healthy, varied diet to ensure we are getting all of the essential nutrients.

This includes eating plenty of fruit and vegetables from quality sources.


Other foods that benefit the immune system include:








-fresh herbs


We have our own chef who prepares the meals at our All Inclusive Bootcamp in Portugal, where results are guaranteed and all dietary requirements are accommodated. It’s the ultimate fitness retreat, giving you a break and boost to your healthy & fitness goals.


We even have a brand NEW Vegan Bootcamp in Portugal  specifically for Vegan food:

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10 Top Beginners Exercises to do at Home

Whether you’re working out at a gym or not, having home friendly workouts can help you to save time and avoid excuses to skip exercise.


These exercises are all suitable to be done at home (or in the garden!)  require no equipment and have options to increase or reduce the intensity.


Find some space and prepare to break a sweat with these bodyweight moves.

Beginners routine

These 10 beginner bodyweight exercises will give you a total body workout.

This circuit is around 15 minutes- ideal to squeeze in if you’re short on time, or repeat 2-3 times for a longer routine.

We recommend 10 – 15 reps of each of the following exercises and resting 1 minute between each move.


Lower body


Glute Bridge


  1. Lie down on your back and keep your knees bent so your feet are flat on the floor, and your arms are straight by your side.
  2. Pull in your belly button as you push through your feet to lift your bottom off the ground, squeezing your glutes until your hips are fully extended.
  3. Return to the starting position slowly and repeat.

Chair Squat


  1. Using a chair, position yourself in front of it with your feet shoulder-width apart and toes slightly turned out.
  2. Hinge at your hips and then bend your knees as you lower yourself down until your bottom touches the chair. You can keep your hands on your hips or extend your arms out in front of you.
  3. Drive up through your heels to stand up to the starting position.

Donkey kick


  1. Begin on all fours, facing the floor in a table-top position with your hands in line with your shoulders and your knees in line with your hips.
  2. Keep your core tight and back straight, lift your right foot up and behind you while keeping your leg straight.
  3. Your toes should point down to the floor, hips staying square to the floor and your glutes squeeze at the top.
  4. Lower the leg to the starting position and repeat.

Side lying leg raises


  1. Lie down on your left side, with both legs straight and stacked on top of each other.
  2. Keeping your hips still, core tight and your body in alignment, lift your right leg up towards the ceiling.
  3. Lower back to the start position. Repeat and then change sides.

Stationary Lunge


  1. Start standing and then step back into a split stance with your right leg in front. Your front foot stays flat on the ground but your back foot raises the heel so you are on your toes.
  2. Bend both your knees and lunge, lowering down until your front thigh is parallel to the ground.
  3. Drive up through your front foot to return to the starting position. Repeat and switch legs.


Upper body


Plank to Downward Dog


  1. Start in a high plank position, with hands directly underneath your shoulders, your feet close together and a long line through your body from your neck to your hips and to your ankles.
  2. Keeping your core tight, lift your hips up and back into a Downward Dog pose. Your body should be in a triangle shape and your gaze should be towards your feet.
  3. Hold for a second, then lower your hips to the plank. Repeat.

Kneeling Push-up


  1. Start in a high plank position on your knees.
  2. Maintain a long, straight line from your head to your knees, brace through the core and bend your elbows to lower yourself down to the ground. Your elbows should be at a 45-degree angle.
  3. Push yourself back up to start and repeat.




Elbow Plank


  1. Start in a plank position on your forearms, elbows underneath your shoulders. Your body is in a straight line from head to feet.
  2. Brace through your core, belly button in tight and make sure your lower back and hips don’t drop or lift up out of alignment. Hold for 30-60 seconds.



  1. Start on all fours in a table top position, keeping your hands directly underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips.
  2. Brace through your core and keep your hips square to the ground as you extend your left arm and right leg. Pause at the top for 2 seconds.
  3. Lower to the start position. Repeat with your right arm and left leg.

Bicycle Crunches


  1. Begin on your back, bend your knees and raise them to a tabletop position. Bring your fingertips to your temples, bending at the elbows.
  2. Crunch and raise your right elbow towards your left knee, straightening your right leg.
  3. Switch sides by bending your right leg and straightening your left leg, then bring your left elbow to your right knee. Repeat.

These exercises will strengthen the whole body and give you a good cardio workout. We offer help with technique and motivation to challenge yourself at our Ladies Bootcamps.

You’ll find bodyweight workouts feature at both our weekend retreats in the UK and throughout the week at our fitness retreats in Portugal. You find out more about both at:

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Why post lockdown is the PERFECT time to book a Bootcamp Break

Would you benefit from a post lockdown Fitness & Weight Loss Bootcamp?

The last few years of chaos caused by the pandemic have taken a toll on all of us- physically, emotionally and mentally. We could all do with some time to recharge, reset and invest back into ourselves. A ladies fitness retreat is ideal to benefit your mind, body and soul, and have a great time too!

A Mini Break just for YOU

One of the main benefits is that you get to have a break away with a group of other like-minded ladies with similar goals. It is a break away from the stresses of everyday life and a chance to focus on YOU and only you!

For the Portugal Bootcamp it is also a holiday, with plenty of relaxation time, evenings out, sports massage and social time for you to enjoy the beautiful Algarve.

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Jumpstart Your Results

Many of us report gaining ‘the quarantine 15lbs’ over the past few months as a result of stress, reduced access to gyms and being stuck in at home. Let us help you with your weight loss and take away the obstacles getting in the way. On our Portugal Bootcamp Retreats all inclusive breaks you can expect to lose anything between 5lbs and a stone, depending on how much you have to lose. You can also expect to lose lots of inches too (average is between 5-10 per person). Our bootcamp weekends in the UK are more of a kickstart, but you can still expect to lose a few pounds and inches, and most of our customers then go on to lose loads more as a result in the following few weeks.


Make New Friends

After months of significantly less social contact, many of us have reported feeling ‘lonely’ or ‘disconnected’ with people that make a difference to our lives. Our Bootcamps are a great opportunity to socialise with your friends or make new ones who will motivate you once the retreat ends. People keep in touch and keep each other moving forwards once bootcamp ends. Don’t worry if you are coming solo either, you will soon become part of the bootcamp family, nobody is left out in any activities.

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Boost your Motivation

One of the main aspects of the bootcamp weekends and fitness holidays is to help you find your motivation, build positive habits and keep you moving forwards to your goals. You will not only rediscover your love of exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle, but also learn new ways to keep you on track for when you go home. We continue to support you at home and keep you connected with other Bootcampers after your time with us.


 Destress and refocus your mind

 A big part of our Bootcamps is about wellness and feeling fantastic inside and out. We recognise the importance of mental as well as physical health. We offer workshops to better understand yourself, build confidence, focus on your goals and map how to get there. We also include Yoga, Pilates stretch sessions and option sports massage to restore your body and mind.

You can find out more about the benefits of exercise and mental health on our blog – CLICK HERE


Feel Good and build your confidence

We often have people start a bootcamp with low self-esteem and body conscious. Through a combination of workshops, improving your diet and fun physical activity, we will help you build your confidence and feel confident inside and out.


Boost your immune system

Exercise, healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle are all factors that influence the immune system, resulting in a lower rate of infections and faster recovery.

Regular exercise can also affect other factors impacting immunity such as:

-improved sleep;

-maintaining a healthy weight;

-managing stress and reducing depression and anxiety;

-improving overall quality of life.


Have Fun

We aren’t a military bootcamp, and we aren’t going to scream and shout at you. We want you to have fun and enjoy your experience with us, whilst motivating you to challenge yourself. We are a supportive bootcamp and everyone works together to have a great time whilst giving it 110%.

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We have lots of dates and different types of bootcamps to choose from, including Manchester, Buxton, Hinckley, Leeds, Chester and Portugal, and we will be adding more as the year goes on. You can also book all of our 2022 & 2023 ladies bootcamps with just a deposit – CLICK HERE


Hope to see you at Bootcamp!


How Can Physical Activity Help My Mental Health?

Exercise has so many benefits for mental health and can have a very
positive impact on the body and the mind.

Physical activity is all about moving our bodies more and sitting
less. It doesn’t mean you have to go to a gym or start running as
there are many ways to move your body including walking and working
out at home.

We all know exercise is good for our bodies but it can also help us
maintain good mental health either on its own, or in combination with
other treatments.

There are many benefits for the mind when we engage in regular
physical activity including:

1. Better sleep  – feeling tired towards bedtime and better sleep quality

2. Happier mood – boosting the mind with feel-good hormones that give
you a lift and more energy

3. Effective management of stress and/or anxiety –  the body releases
hormones during exercise to help us combat stress. Physical activity
also helps us focus, provides distraction and can be a positive coping
strategy against stress and/or anxiety.

4. Better self-esteem– being more active can improve how you feel
about yourself and meet your goals

5. Lower risk of depression–regular exercise can reduce the risk of
developing depression and can play a huge role in recovering from it.

6.Positive social connections– group or team activities give you more
connections to like-minded people, and create new friends

At Motivate Bootcamp, we encourage all forms of physical activity and
cater for all abilities.

You can join us for a weekend at various locations for a Ladies
Fitness retreat, looking after your mind and body. Join us for a range
of exercise classes, relax in the spa and make new friends.

Fans of walking might enjoy a long weekend away of walking in some of
the UK’s beautiful hills. You could even invite your family or friends
along for our Walking Bootcamp too.

Or if you’re looking for an extended break to invest in yourself and
your health, we’d love to see you at one of our stunning villas in
Portugal. These Ladies only Bootcamps are ideal for a full week of
fitness, fun and feel good vibes.

‘It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind
in vigor’  Marcus Tullius Cicero

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How to stay Motivated? Our Top Tips!

How to stay Motivated? Our Top Tips!

We all know how difficult it can be at times to feel motivated to workout, especially after a few long days at work or when the cold dark days are setting in. DON’T WORRY! Motivate Bootcamp are here to help with some top tips to stay motivated all of the time!


  • At the end of each week try and set aside half an hour to write a fitness schedule for the following week. Try and book in your classes or just plan out what workouts you will be doing and when. By doing this you are more likely to stick to the plan and will feel a sense of accomplishment when you have completed the exercises! This will eventually just become part of your normal routine! Check out our typical schedule for UK Bootcamps & Portugal
  • Set Goals! This is so important for your motivation! Whether you are looking to drop a dress size, lose inches or fit into an old pair of jeans setting goals will help keep you on track! Why not reward yourself when you have completed the goal by buying some new clothes to show off all of your hard work? Don’t forget to set a new goal to work towards!
  • Make sure you keep a record of your achievements! Take photos and measurements every three to four weeks. This will help you to see your progression and keep you motivated to carry on! This is something that we do on our 7 night Portugal fitness camps, its a great feeling when you start to see results
  • The key to not getting bored is variety! Why not try a new online class? Or look up a new exercise to try at home? Join your local instructor in zoom classes, or use online programmes such as Les Mills and Peloton. Many offer free trials to get you started This will help keep your mind focused and you might find something you really enjoy! Then it won’t feel like a chore- Bonus! You could also sign up for a virtual run, a triathlon or even a bootcamp. (that last one sounds like a great idea!) This will help keep you fully focused and help you achieve your goals! if you are looking for tips on new classes then we have a great variety on our Weekend Fitness Boot Camps, come along and give it a try!
  • Try working out with friends, whether its a socially distanced walk or a zoom workout! Not only will you be getting fit but you can also have a catch up! There has been research into this and it has shown that working out with a friend can push you harder than if you worked out alone! Nothing like a bit of healthy competition to see who can complete the most burpees in a minute! 
  • This point is so important! Remember how good you feel after a workout! No one has ever completed a workout and regretted it! Your body and mind feel fantastic after a workout right? Next time you are struggling to get out of bed for that morning class just try and think of how good you will feel for the rest of the day!


Hopefully these tips have helped you to get motivated when it comes to exercise! What are you waiting for?

If you would like more motivation then join one of our fitness retreats. They range from 2 day fitness and wellbeing events to 7 night Weight Loss retreats in Portugal. For more information please CLICK HERE

For a full list of Dates CLICK HERE

What Are The Benefits Of A Ladies Bootcamp Holiday Focused on Fitness & Weight Loss?

What Are The Benefits Of A Ladies Bootcamp Holiday Focused on Fitness & Weight Loss?

A Fitness & Weight Loss holiday may be just what you need, especially if you are struggling to take that much need timeout to focus on yourself, develop your goals, and put a plan in place so you can be the best version of you


Exercise in Different Surroundings

Instead of exercising in a gym, or at home, these luxury retreats tend to give you the chance to work out somewhere that you may not usually have access to. At our Portugal boot camps we exercise daily in the beautiful Algarve, whether it’s by the pool, beach, or in the open countryside. It really does have a massive impact on your mood and gives you great mental clarity as well as physical. You are away from all the modern stresses of everyday life, technology being a big part of this. It enables you to switch off and have a much-needed time out, not forgetting the fantastic tan you will get too because of the weather!

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Fully Focused Mentality

You will get a chance to really reflect on your current lifestyle and have the time to make the changes needed for when you return home. There is nothing to stop you getting to grips with everything in your life while at a weight loss camp. Whilst at bootcamp we have workshops on goal setting, nutrition, meal plans plus many more which are designed you help you to create a plan for once you leave us. Post boot camp support is also available for as long as you need us

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Access to Fitness Trainers & Equipment

Back home, many of you will only have access to fitness trainers if you pay a lot of money on personal training. Many situations involve being part of large class-based environments with limited personal attention. This is one of the reasons that we limit our numbers on our luxury retreats to 12 people. The enables us to give you personalised attention during your 7-night Portugal break, with personal trainers available 24/7 for whatever you need, whether its nutrition & fitness advice, or even just someone to talk to about any other lifestyle issues you may have. You also have full access to our fitness equipment for the duration of your stay, plus a private swimming pool. It really is the best place to gain as much knowledge and tips from us as you can, and we love helping you to learn and develop

We have a wide range of fitness classes during the week (over 30 classes – all of them are optional), so it’s the perfect time to try something new, and increase your confidence in the process.

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Support Methods

One of the ways our wellness retreats works perfectly, is that everyone joins us for similar reason, that they need sometime away to be active and focus on themselves. Over the course of the week you will meet friends for life, and it’s an extremely supportive group. We always do everything together, including sitting together for all meals. We also have BBQ nights and arrange group activities like a boat trip, paddle boarding etc. We have many people re booking with people that they met on the boot camp time and time again, which shows us just how supportive retreats can be. We also have private Facebook and WhatsApp groups that are set up before the camp, so people can get to know each other

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Our retreats are not just about exercising throughout the day (like most other bootcamps do), we appreciate that it is also a holiday. This is why each day we have relaxation time every afternoon, giving you the chance to soak up the sun by the pool, read a book, or head to the beach or nearby town – we are a bootcamp and holiday combined in one. We also have an evening out in Albufeira Old Town, where we use a restaurant overlooking the beach (amazing sunset), and then there is an option to have a few drinks and a dance for those who would like to let their hair down.

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Our Portugal Fitness Camps are designed around our members, and we are continuously changing and improving them year on year. We have a fantastic network of fitness trainers and lifestyle coaches who we bring with us, and we have a chef with over 20 years’ experience, who is there throughout your stay to provide you with delicious and nutritious meals

We run the retreats throughout the year, and they do fill up quite quickly. If you would like to book then it’s just £199 deposit and the balance can either be paid 12 weeks before your event, or it can be paid monthly (just let us know what option you prefer once booked)