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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

Check out our Portugal Bootcamps from May 2019 Motivate Bootcamp

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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For more reviews please CLICK HERE

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Best Exercises for Back Pain

4 of the best exercises for back pain

If you’re suffering from a bad back, it can be difficult to keep up a regular exercise routine. I know how frustrating this can be, which is why I’ve used my exercise referral qualification to compile this list of the best exercises and activities you can try that might alleviate your pain.

 

 

  • Yoga & Pilates

 

There are many benefits of fitness classes like Yoga, Pilates, and also Body Balance, both physical and mental. It can help you become more flexible, improve your strength and even help to combat stress. This activity is particularly good for those suffering from back or neck pain because it helps you strengthen muscles that may be weak and causing the discomfort. Depending on how adventurous you wish to be, why not try a different yoga style? There are many to choose from including Bikram Yoga (also known as “hot yoga”), Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. We also include Yoga and Pilates sessions on our fitness retreats in the UK and our Portugal Bootcamp.

(https://www.self.com/gallery/yoga-poses-to-relieve-lower-back-pain)

 

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  • Swimming

 

The great thing about swimming is that it is a low impact aerobic exercise. The water supports your weight therefore making it easier for you to exercise without putting any strain on your muscles or joints. There are classes that you can join which will increase the intensity of your workout in the water. We love the fact that we have pools available at our retreats and encourage our clients to use these facilities.

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  • Walking or hiking

 

Not only can walking be done anywhere, anytime, it is a low impact exercise that will benefit you in more ways than one. You’ll strengthen the muscles in your feet, legs and hips, improve your posture and just getting out in the fresh air will make you feel better. Alongside improving your cardiovascular health, you should also witness some pain relief in your back. Similarly, hiking provides the same benefits particularly if you’re carrying a backpack that adds a little extra weight to your outing.

https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/exercise-walking-better-back-health

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  • Resistance training

 

Probably one of the most important exercises to do to strengthen your back is resistance training. You must always ensure that you have proper form whilst lifting weights so that to not make your condition any worse but it is essential to strengthen your back and core muscles as well as speaking to a professional to see if your hamstrings or glutes are tight which could also be causing lower back pain. 

If you would like to try a variety of classes and talk to us about how we can help you then CLICK HERE to check out our bootcamp retreats or HERE to send us a message

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* If you are really struggling with your back and are unsure on what exercises to do then we recommend a physiotherapist to go through movement analysis with you and decide on the best course of action. 

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Summer fitness and gym alternatives

Summer fitness and gym alternatives

It’s that time of year again, and throughout your journey for the typical “beach body” you’ve found yourself unmotivated and hating the weekly grind that you manage at the gym. Perhaps you’re visiting your local gym 2 to 3 times a week, while also working out at home, and not seeing any results. Maybe you’re someone who has tried every diet, fad or otherwise, under the sun, with no success.

In the end, it comes down to pushing your body to new levels while supporting it properly.

Summer fitness doesn’t need to be like torture, and you don’t need to attend your local gym alone or work out rigorously at home to get fitter. There’s a plethora of summer bootcamps and weight loss weekends all over the UK who are more than happy to accept anyone looking to turn their life around and start a journey to a better version of themselves.

What is a residential bootcamp retreat?

Whether it’s a bootcamp weekend or a bootcamp course, these intensive training courses have swept across the world for the last few years and can be one of the most effective ways of kick starting weight loss and fitness for any individual. There are UK bootcamps that are for beginners, as well as bootcamps abroad, and ladies bootcamps. These training programs are designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a  1 hour period at a time.

Can I attend a ladies only bootcamp?

Most definitely! There’s actually a huge market for ladies bootcamps and bootcamps that cater specifically towards being more accessible as female bootcamps. This is because women don’t lose weight and gain muscle in the same way men do, and some feel a lot more confident around their own gender.

What is a weight loss or fitness retreat?

Weight loss retreats and fitness retreats work a little differently to bootcamps. Instead of attending your bootcamp in the UK and just attending that hour a day, you would be taking yourself away from the hustle and bustle of city life, most likely to a remote area in the UK or somewhere abroad.

Are holidays for weight loss really a thing?

Indeed, they are. With a weight loss or fitness retreat or even a bootcamp abroad, you can escape for around a week to a beautiful place where you’ll spend several hours a day really pushing yourself in an intensive training camp. What you do with the rest of your time is completely up to you.

Holidays like this typically offer several types of package, raging from self-catering to all-inclusive retreats.

Interested in us?

Here at Motivate Bootcamp, we offer ladies bootcamps both in the UK and abroad. At the moment, we have several packages available from our weight loss holidays in Portugal, as well as our 2-day and 3-day UK bootcamps.

We do our best to make all of our bootcamps as accessible for ladies as possible, which means that we offer our fitness retreats and bootcamps in some of the most beautiful locations both in the UK and abroad.

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