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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.

https://www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk/uk-bootcamps/2-day-bootcamp/

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.

https://www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk/uk-bootcamps/3-day-bootcamp/

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.

https://www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk/portugal-bootcamp/

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

Vegan bootcamp

Vegan Fitness Bootcamp – Portugal 2020

We will soon be announcing our 7 night Portugal Bootcamp which is exclusively Vegan!

 

Join us at out luxury villa in the Algarve for an All Inclusive ladies only week of fitness, relaxation, and amazing raw food produced by our fantastic vegan chef

Your 7 night stay will include;

  • Luxury villa accommodation with private pool
  • Variety of fitness sessions throughout the week (all optional)
  • Healthy living workshops on exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle
  • All meals provided by our in house chef
  • Lots of time to enjoy the local area (each afternoon is free time)
  • 24/7 support by our experienced fitness and lifestyle team
  • Post bootcamp support

*Suitable for all ages and abilities

Date to be announced but please contact us to be the first to know – as there will be limited places!

 

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Weekend

What an amazing weekend we have just completed in Yorkshire. This ladies bootcamp was a challenge weekend, and this it certainly was, as we were taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

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All of the ladies arrived on the Friday evening where we headed to the local pub for food and a cheeky drink (the food was amazing!) then we all headed off to get everything ready for the morning and have an early night. The 3 Peaks is a 7am start and is 25 miles, so rest was certainly needed.

The next morning the alarms were set for 5.30am, and it was time to get ready. The venue was a 25 minute drive away from the start of the challenge, but its a perfect venue located in a little village called Malham. Porridge for breakfast, and lots of food packed for the walk, and we were ready to go – our first bootcamp in Yorkshire had started. The weather had give a really nice day, so we didn’t have many layers on to start with, but took plenty with us – in fact the only thing I wore all day was a t shirt as it turned out to be a fantastic day with the sun shining for the majority of the day. On arrival at the start point in Horton-in-ribblesdale we were greeted by our walk leader who went through a few details before we set off on our challenge. None of the group had ever done this walk before, including myself.

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The walk was amazing, it took us just over 12 hours including lunch, toilet and snack stops, and we completed the 25 miles! (68k steps, the Fitbits were on overload). We did it as a group and stuck together throughout the experience. 2 of the ladies struggled with injuries so unfortunately couldn’t complete the full challenge, but they still did amazing and were really proud of themselves (support vehicle took them back and they relaxed in the village until we finished). Im not going to lie, some parts of the challenge were pretty tough, especially coming down the mountains which certainly takes it toll on your knees, but we did it, and we motivated and encouraged each other throughout.

We finished and headed back to the venue, where we decided to just head straight to the pub! One meal and one drink and everyone was nearly falling asleep at the table, the day had certainly taken it out of everyone. Shower and sleep it was! The next morning we all woke up after a great sleep and departed, the bootcamp weekend challenge was complete

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It was a fantastic achievement, and our first bootcamp weekend in Yorkshire was a huge success. We have already added a date in for next year for those who would like to do it (remember you do need to train for an event like this, so booking now gives you lots of time to do a few walks). CLICK HERE to book

If this challenge is a little bit too much then we do have lots of other options, including Mount Snowdon walk, plus our normal bootcamp weekends throughout the UK and our luxury fitness holidays in Portugal.

For full information on all of our bootcamps please CLICK HERE

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Why you should consider Fitness Holidays

Why You Should Consider Fitness Holidays

 

Whether you’re heading off on a fitness retreat or a bootcamp abroad, there are a number of fantastic benefits that come with choosing a fitness holiday. Of course, everyone enjoys a relaxing week away with family and friends. However, wouldn’t you prefer a holiday with fitness and health benefits? There are a number of benefits of choosing a fitness holiday, which is why they are becoming more and more popular. So, why should you consider opting for a bootcamp retreat in  the sun this year?

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Here’s Why You Should Choose a Fitness Holiday

 

  • Try Something Different – Even if you have been working out for a long time, it’s good to try something different eventually. Swapping your standard gym sessions or your nightly run for a bootcamp weekend or a 7 night residential bootcamp abroad is a great way to push your body in a new way. This can lead to impressive results in a relatively short amount of time.

 

  • Make Weight Loss and Fitness More Fun – Let’s face it, losing weight and getting fit isn’t fun for everyone. In fact, most people find themselves bored and unmotivated when they’re left to their own devices. Luckily this is where a fitness holiday comes in. Fitness holidays are fun and enjoyable, allowing you to lose weight and improve your fitness whilst spending time with like minded individuals. You also get a holiday out of it too as its not all about fitness, relaxation is a big part of it and many camps give you lots of free tome to enjoy the local area too

 

  • Enjoy a Change of Scenery – Heading off to a bootcamp abroad is the ideal way to combine fitness with a change of scenery. Though UK bootcamps are convenient and beneficial, you may want to opt for a warmer and sunnier weekend. There are a number of female bootcamps and fitness retreats abroad to choose from, including many in Portugal.

 

  • Varied and Unique Fitness Holidays to Choose From – There are a number of great fitness holidays to choose from including weight loss retreats, military bootcamps, bootcamp weekends and even bootcamps just for ladies. This means that you’re sure to find a fitness holiday that suits you. At Motivate Bootcamp, we run a number of female bootcamps and this allows us to ensure that there’s an ideal bootcamp for everyone.

 

As you can see, there are a number of great reasons to try a fitness holiday. Whether you’re bored with your current fitness regime or you’re looking to kick start a new weight loss plan, a female bootcamp could be the answer. Get in touch with Motivate Bootcamp to find out more.

 

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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