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Check out our Portugal Bootcamps from May 2019

What an amazing few weeks of Ladies Portugal Bootcamps we have just completed

We had a self-catering Ladies fitness holiday followed by an all-inclusive bootcamp retreat and they both were incredible, with 22 ladies all being put through their paces to achieve the goals they required

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Throughout both bootcamp weeks we had 30 fitness sessions delivered by our team of 6 fitness trainers, some trainers we brought with us from the UK and others are Portuguese and have been teaching for us on our bootcamps for the past 5 years. We have a great mix, from high intensity sessions such as hit, insanity, combat, attack, Zumba, and interval runs to relaxing sessions such as yoga, pilates, fit ball, and stretch. With our new equipment we can now offer lots of resistance classes too, kettlebell’s, pump,  and circuits were a great addition with the weights and ladies loved these although they were pretty tough! (throwing a 6kg ball against a wall is hard – especially after 1 minute!). On top of this we also had a beach fitness day and we took the ladies on a 10k coastal beach walk – the views were stunning! The fitness bootcamp retreats we offer cater for everyone, and all of our sessions can be adapted to suit all abilities’, it’s the benefit of having a highly experienced team.

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We appreciate it’s not just about the fitness, and there was lots of relaxation and laughs too (each afternoon was sunbathing time). We also had daily workshops which explored a variety of topics including nutrition, mindset, goal planning, barriers, and post bootcamp. These are essential for keeping the ladies motivated once they leave us – and we have had great feedback already. All of the ladies lost weight and inches whilst away, but since being back a few weeks they have now lost even more, and with the motivation still going strong, they are certainly on the right path to hitting their goals and feeling amazing. It’s why our bootcamps were created, to help others to achieve their goals in a supportive and fun environment, and one of the reasons why many people rebook with us year after year.

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The new villa we have is also getting rave reviews, and what’s not to love. With the 7 bedrooms, great lounge, kitchen, and amazing outside space including a private pool and sun loungers, it really us the perfect place for us to run the ladies’ retreats from. We have already secured it for the next 12 months and our dates are already out for 2020 if you are thinking of joining us, although you need to be quick – our self-catering one has already sold out. It’s just £99 deposit too, with the balance payable 12 weeks before the event. If you don’t want to wait until next year then we do have a few spaces left on our All-Inclusive fitness retreat in October – for full dates, please CLICK HERE

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The main difference between our 2 weeks was the catering. On the self-catering you have a lot more freedom, we give you options to eat out most nights in local restaurants for those who don’t want to cook, we have BBQ nights, plus there is a local supermarket only 5 minutes’ walk away where you can buy in your food shop for the week. With the All-Inclusive retreat all of your meals are made for you every day, the only exception being we offer an optional night out to the Old Town one-night midweek for a bit of a venture out. This is a fantastic night and it’s a chance for everyone to dress up and explore the local area too. Albufeira is a fantastic place and the local food is delicious.

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We are always making changes to improve our fitness retreats and we are looking forward to our next ones already. With new classes, meals, equipment, trainers and optional activities such as paddle-boarding and kayaking its bound to be another fantastic experience and a great fitness holiday break for our ladies.

 

If you would like to join us, or if you have any questions please CONTACT US

 

For full information on our Portugal Bootcamp Holidays CLICK HERE

 

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Benefits of Bootcamp

What are the benefits of joining us on our group bootcamps in Portugal and the UK?

 

There are lots of benefits you will receive if you join us on one of our bootcamps.

 

  • A Break Away

One of the main benefits is that you get to have a break away with a group of other like-minded ladies who are here for similar things. It is a break away from everyday life and a chance to focus on yourself, whilst having a great social experience to and meeting new friends for life. For the Portugal Bootcamp it is also a holiday too, as we have lots of relaxation time, evenings out, and great social time for you to make the most of the beautiful Algarve

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  • Make New Friends

We have many people come back time after time with a group of friends they actually met at bootcamp. People keep in touch and keep each other motivated once they leave bootcamp and its always great to see regular faces. 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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  • Kickstart Your Motivation

One f the problems that many people face is losing their motivation, which leads down a negative path. One of the main aspects of the bootcamp weekends and fitness holidays is for you to get your motivation back. You will not only rediscover your love of exercise and health, but learn new ways to keep you motivated for when you leave us. We are also there for you after you leave us to keep you motivated

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  • Learn New Exercises and Information

Every bootcamp is different and we are continually adding new classes and workshops to give our customers a great experience. It is the perfect place to try new things, classes, and to push yourself out of your comfort zone, whilst being in the hands of a fantastic set of personal trainers who are their to help and guide you throughout your stay. The workshops also focus on nutrition, exercise and positive mindset, giving you the whole package of mental and physical wellbeing

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  • Lose Weight and Inches

On our Portugal Bootcamp Retreats 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 a lot more over the following few weeks as they have now got their motivation back!

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  • Tick it off your Bucket List

Have you ever wanted to do a bootcamp but not sure if its for you? Ever wanted to climb Mount Snowdon? Ever wanted to paddle-board in Portugal? There are so many experiences we offer that something is sure to get you excited! Some of our customers even went skydiving last year in Portugal – and loved it!

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  • 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, but we will motivate you. It’s a great supportive bootcamp and everyone works together to have a great time whilst giving it 110%

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If this sounds like the type of thing you would like, then join us in 2019 and make it your year. We have ladies bootcamps starting in the New Year (perfect for the post Xmas kickstart) and we have lots of dates and different types of bootcamps to choose from, including Manchester, Buxton, Market Bosworth, Snowdonia, Lake District and Portugal, and we will be adding more as the year goes on. You can also book all of our 2019 ladies bootcamps with just a deposit – CLICK HERE

 

Hope to see you at Bootcamp!

 

Any questions don’t hesitate to CONTACT US

 

 

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Review from Portugal Bootcamp

Portugal Bootcamp 2018 Review

We had this review from one of our bootcampers on the recent Portugal Bootcamp – so thought we would share it with you!

Review by Victoria Peal

Motivate Bootcamp – it motivates and it’s a bootcamp, so it does what it says on the tin!!

Having attended a UK based weekend, I was keen to do a whole week in Portugal, and I can honestly say, I was not disappointed. The results were extremely pleasing too and I have returned to the UK determined to continue having got my fitness mojo well and truly back.

The accommodation was a 2 bedroomed apartment on a private complex which had other facilities such as a swimming pool and tennis court. The accommodation was spacious – dining kitchen, separate lounge diner and a wraparound balcony overlooking the pool. Whilst basic, it was comfortable and clean (towels and bed linen changed twice during the week).

There were a variety of fitness classes available and people were encouraged to attend them all – and let’s face it, when you’ve travelled that distance for a bootcamp, why wouldn’t you attend them all? We did a number of classes that I had never tried (read, avoided!) before and I was glad I did, although it’s unlikely I’ll be doing Zumba again given my 2 left feet!! The classes ranged from Body Combat, to Body Pump (adapted with resistance bands, which was tougher than I expected), Circuits, HIIT, Boxercise and LBT, and Pilates and Yoga. All classes delivered by enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainers. We had a range of abilities (as one would expect) and each was catered for.

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The structure of the day was perfect – especially given the heat. The day would start with an early morning run, followed by breakfast and an informative talk (on matters such as nutrition, motivation, body confidence) followed by three more classes before a well-earned rest and lunch! The afternoon was then your own – some chose to relax by the pool, others (like me!) opted to add to our step count for the day and head out into the local town or just for a long walk! Classes started again at 5 with one or two high impact classes followed by a much deserved stretching or Pilates or Yoga. I must admit, the 5pm class was a struggle after a day of activity, but I’m pleased that I went to them all and the more relaxing session at the end of the day felt that it set you up for the following day’s activities.
Whilst there were group plans made every evening (restaurants locally or a little farther afield or a barbeque), those who wanted to just do their own thing could do, although we had such a lovely group of co-campers that often we would do things as a group.

There were also additional things on offer should people wish to take part such as a reasonably priced sports massage (a VERY good one at that!) and a boat trip (I don’t do boats, but I’m told from my apartment-mate that a great time was had by all who went).

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In all, over the 5 days I think I attended 32 hours worth of classes and did 160,000 steps!! It’s no wonder I was a little tired on my return home. I’m also thinking seriously about booking again for next year. The venue is changing (a little more luxury I’m told!) but I hope that the format (and trainers!) remain the same. I love the ethos of this bootcamp – ultimately we are all adults, we are given the information and the classes to attend and we can do as much or as little as we want and at the pace we want. If we want to be pushed we will be pushed (thanks Sara!!!!!). The results speak for themselves and I for one, am very pleased with mine. I’ve also made some fabulous new friends!!

 

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Lake District Bootcamp Retreat – June 2018

Back from an amazing 3-day ladies bootcamp retreat in the Lake District, with 12 ladies who all had the perfect boost to their fitness and weight loss whilst having an amazing healthy weekend too

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The bootcamp venue was the YHA Ambleside, with a stunning location on the lake Windermere. It’s a great venue with shared or private rooms, great lounge, and a fully self-catering kitchen where the ladies could store and prepare their meals (it was a self-catering bootcamp retreat)

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The weekend started at 1pm on the Friday with a welcome talk, goals workshop, fitness tests, and a few sessions of circuits, core and stretch which took place in the local park. Following this we all headed back to the venue to relax, sunbathe, and have a lake swim to cool off – it was so hot it was needed! The bootcamp is based on a number of elements including fitness, healthy eating, learning, but also a great chance to have a break away from everyday life. Its perfect for groups of friends or those coming solo too.

The next day started with a variety of fitness sessions including elements of cardio which included combat, resistance which included Pump, and core which included Pilates ,and this took us up until lunchtime. After everybody had refuelled for the day we head out on our walk up to Loughrigg Fell – an amazing walk with breath-taking view that lasted a few hours and we walked about 9 miles in total. The walk was suitable for everyone and was a perfect afternoon (Who says boot camp just involves being shouted at). Once finished we headed back to the venue for a swim and to get ready for a group evening meal into town, perfect way to end the day. Most of the ladies did about 40k steps today too which was a fantastic achievement – so the few gin and tonics in the evening were certainly earned

Day 3 of bootcamp and everyone is still feeling great. The day starts off with box fit followed by yoga, before we go on another walk, this time to the Stock Ghyll waterfall. Great end to the bootcamp with all the ladies ready to get home and continue their healthy journeys (half of them are coming our Portugal Bootcamp in September so they use these bootcamps as a regular event to keep them on track)

It was a fantastic bootcamp experience for all of the ladies involved and one we wont forget, Well done girls you Smashed It!

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Our ladies come to us from All over the UK and Europe and we are constantly adding more venues to give our ladies the best experiences These include bootcamp retreats in Manchester, Buxton, Market Bosworth, Lake District, Snowdonia, Portugal, and next year we will also be launching our Yorkshire 3 Peaks 3 day bootcamp weekend too. Its exciting times for us as a company and we are continually growing, but more importantly our ladies are always at the forefront of what we do

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Why not check us out at www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk and join us on one of our 2 day bootcamp weekends, 3 day fitness & weightloss retreat, or 7 night Portugal Bootcamp Holiday

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Portugal Bootcamp May 2018 – the ladies smashed it!

We are back from an amazing two weeks at our Portugal Bootcamp Retreat and cant wait to go back! We had 23 ladies joining us for the first week which was a self-catering bootcamp, then another 8 ladies joining us for the second week which was the All Inclusive Bootcamp (It was our first one and an incredible success that half of them have already re-booked for next year)

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Over each week we had 30 sessions, designed to give everyone the kick-start or weightloss they needed (or those who are into regular fitness then more of a fitness holiday). The sessions included elements of cardio, resistance, core and stretch and included sessions such as zumba, combat, clubbercise, circuits, interval runs, hiit, Core, Pilates, Yoga, Aqua, plus many more – we even have a sandbag workout on the beach and play rounder’s too! It’s all about getting an equal balance of working hard but having fun too. All of the sessions are optional but most chose to join in most of them, leaving them with the best results of weight loss and inches – plus feeling great!

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On our boot camps it’s not just about the fitness though, it’s also about the mental well-being too, which is why each afternoon we give everybody time out for relaxation and a chance to enjoy the local area. After all, it is a holiday too and it would be a shame to come to Portugal and not have chance to see the stunning country (plus sample the local sangria as a few of the bootcampers did on the last afternoon). The bootcamp retreat is also a great social experience and we offer lots of opportunity for this, including arranged evenings out to the old town of Albufeira and also local restaurants, plus BBQ nights. On the last day many also took the opportunity to head out on excursions including boat trips, paddle boarding and skydiving (you only live once) – which we arranged for them too.

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It’s now time to plan for the next one in October and to make continued improvements to the boot-camps and more investment to make it the best it can be. We only have a few places left in October so if you would like to come then please let us know, just £99 deposit. Alternatively, we have our 2019 Portugal bootcamp dates out now and people are starting to book on, places are limited so don’t delay. It’s an experience you will never forget and a holiday where you come back feeling amazing!

On the self catering bootcamp the only thing you have to worry about is booking your flights and your food over the week (which we help you with and help you to plan) – we arrange everything else. On the All Inclusive retreat you just need to book your flights and we take care of absolutely everything. Its a fantastic deal and if you check out our competitors then you will also see we are a lot cheaper than them too, but we don’t compromise on quality – we love our bootcampers and love that people return year after year and become part of our bootcamp family

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We cater for all ages abilities and we have a fantastic fitness team in place to help throughout the week (even a masseuse to help with any aches you may have) – so if you’re unsure about it, then give us a call on 07834233110 and we can go through any questions you may have.

See you by the pool! (oh yes we also have amazing accommodation including a private apartment complex and a stunning villa, both come with private pool and gardens)

CLICK HERE to reserve your space today!

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