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How to stay fit during the 6 weeks holidays

How to stay fit during the 6 weeks holidays!

The kids are off school for a whole six weeks and you feel like your time isn’t your own anymore and you have fallen out of routine. Sound familiar? DON’T PANIC!! I know you have worked hard but with a few of these simple tips to follow, you can ensure that you stay on track and don’t undo the progress that you have made!

 

Set yourself a goal

You may be out of routine but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a clear and concise goal to work towards. Not only will this give you something to focus on but you are more likely to achieve a set goal than to just vaguely establishing a routine.

This can be something as simple as;

  • Attending the gym twice a week
  • Attending a class or joining a local bootcamp or fitness weekend
  • Going out for a long walk with the family more often
  • Not indulging on the kids snacks!

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Spend time in the kitchen

This may seem a boring one but think about it, when was the last time you weren’t rushing in from work, grabbing something quick to feed yourself and the family or bunging something in the microwave?

Take the time you have to fall in love with cooking again and batch cook to make it easy for yourself on your busier days. You can even get the kids involved!! Most kids love to cook, it’s hands on, it’s messy and there’s plenty of room for creativity, not to mention a sense of achievement at the end. Teach your kids this life skill and you really will set them up for life, combine it with making their meal and you’ve set them up for the day too (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-10-tips-cooking-kids)

By the end of the 6 weeks holiday if you feel you need a getaway and have someone else worry about your diet and fitness then check out one of our all All inclusive or self catering bootcamp retreats

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Involve the Family

Just as you might involve the whole family by cooking healthier meals for everyone, you can also get them excited about working out.  With the kids off school it can be hard to find time to workout, so try to find fun activities that gets everyone out the house and active together.  Knowing how to stay fit during the holidays is always going to be challenging but try going on bike rides or hikes, followed by a picnic or even take the whole family swimming.  The options are endless! (https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/school-holiday-deals/)

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Get your workout done early morning

The kids are off school so they will want that lie in probably just as much as you do but take that quiet time to get your workout done. Whether it be outdoors or a home workout to set you up for the day at least you can use this alone time without the kids shouting for your attention or trying to escape whilst you’re doing your downward dog. If you are struggling with fitness why not check our online personal training offers or ladies fitness retreats and bootcamp holidays.

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Specialised Fitness Boot-camps for sports teams and clubs

Specialised Fitness Boot-camps for sports teams and clubs

Would your team benefit from a stay with us to kick-start their fitness ready for the season, to get them back in shape, to keep the fitness up, or to have a break away to re establish the focus?

Specialised Fitness Boot-camps for sports teams and clubs Motivate Bootcamp

We are now offering specialised bootcamps for sports teams and sports clubs, available to any sports. These can range from one-day fitness camps to 2/3/5/7 day residential bootcamp retreats, and are specifically catered for sports teams and clubs. It doesn’t matter what sport your team play, we can develop the bootcamp around you, they are also suitable for all ages/abilities. They can take place midweek or weekend, and at a location convenient for you – we have locations throughout the UK and also Portugal if you fancy some sun too!

Perfect for the pre-season kick-start to get your squad in shape for the forthcoming season, and it also works great as a morale boost for your players

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation (for residential) – we have a choice of venues including fantastic hotels with pool/spas
  • All meals/snacks throughout your stay
  • Sports specific fitness sessions, plus overall fitness sessions designed to kick start your players back into fitness or to keep them on top of their game
  • Healthy living workshops to give them advice on nutrition and healthy wellbeing
  • Post bootcamp support

Specialised Fitness Boot-camps for sports teams and clubs Motivate Bootcamp

 

One day bootcamps from only £69pp

Two day bootcamps from only £129pp

The Bootcamps do have to be organised in advance due to availability, so for a no obligation chat and to see how we can help your team please contact us on sales@motivatebootcamp.co.uk

 

Specialised Fitness Boot-camps for sports teams and clubs Motivate Bootcamp

 

Quick Tips For A Healthy Food Shop

Below are a few tips to help you too become better with nutrition:

Try and start to do a few of these and you will soon find a positive change in your nutritional habits

 

WRITE A SHOPPING LIST

Plan your meals in advance (use a food diary) and make a shopping list, and stick to it! This will help to keep you on track as you won’t buy anything that you don’t need and anything that is on offer (which tends to be the sweet tempting things that are bad for you)

BUY SOME HEALTHY OPTIONS IN BULK

Whether this means a huge tub of Greek yogurt for the week or a big bag of quinoa, lentils, and almonds to last you a few months, your wallet will thank you.

AVOID RUSH HOUR

If you go when its busy you are less likely to read what you are actually buying. Go when its quiet and use the time to compare a few items, you will be surprised at the different nutritional values of the same product but different brand

CHECK THE FOOD LABELS

They can be deceiving but you need to know what you are eating!

  • Traffic light – aim for foods which are primarily green, avoid RED
  • Serving size – be careful here as what they suggest a serving size is will not be yours! Something that is 100 calories per serving may not be that good if you eat the whole thing and its serving size is 5 = 500 calories!
  • Ingredients list (see below)
  • Low fat/sugar/calories etc. – it is only lower than its original, other brands normal version may actually be better for you. It may have also just replaced with something else so cross check ingredients (most low fat products replace with sugar – if this is the case then buy the full one as you can burn fat off)

READ THE INGREDIENTS

Nothing is more important than the ingredients that you put into your body. If you don’t know what most of the ingredients are or if it has lots, then don’t buy it! The less ingredients it has the better.

CHECK OUT THE FREEZER SECTION

No – we are not talking about chips and frozen meals! Frozen vegetables can be just as nutritious as fresh vegetables since it can often take days between when the vegetables are harvested and when they end up on your plate. Frozen fruit such as strawberries are also a good option and cheaper than fresh too

DON’T GO WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY

Going food shopping when you are hungry is a bad combination. You will end up buying convenience food that is quick – which tend to be the bad choices. Instead, have a small snack before you go which will keep you going till you get home

AVOID THE BAD/TEMPTING ISLES

All of the bad food – crisps, chocolate, biscuits, cakes etc are all on one isle, the best way to avoid buying these foods is to just AVOID it!

 

Try these quick tips and start to change your diet. If your still unsure and need a helping hand at changing your lifestyle then join us on one of our weekend bootcamp retreats in the UK or Fitness Holidays and we can help you transform your life for the better

Ever Fancied A Bootcamp Holiday?

Ever thought of going to a bootcamp abroad and having an amazing fitness holiday where you can feel rejuvenated?

Why not join us at our Portugal Bootcamp Retreat and have the holiday of a lifetime. Not only will you lose weight, increase fitness, and feel fantastic, but you will meet friends for life, and many of our bootcampers return year after year

We are not a military bootcamp, and we are not there to shout at you all week and bark instructions. We are there to motivate you, support you, and provide you with a varied range of fitness classes and workshops designed to help you to get back on track, or to push your fitness to the next level if you already participate in regular fitness. We cater for everyone and we have a compete variety of ages and abilities joining us, all with different goals and aims

 

Ever Fancied A Bootcamp Holiday? Motivate Bootcamp

 

We are also not just a bootcamp, as we appreciate that people also need a bit of time out, and its also a holiday too! This is why our day is broken up to give you the best of both worlds. In a typical day you can expect to have a wake up workout followed by breakfast, a healthy living workshop, and a programme of fitness sessions up until lunch time. The afternoon is then free time giving everyone the chance to relax, soak up the rays, or head out to explore the area. Come 5pm and its cooled down so it is the perfect chance to finish the day with a few more sessions. Evening is a chance for everyone for relax and enjoy the night. On the self-catering bootcamp we arrange optional BBQ nights, evenings out to local Portuguese restaurants and the beautiful Old Town, and on the All Inclusive bootcamp we have our chef who provides all the meals and we eat together at the venue.

The Algarve is a fabulous place and is a great place to be active too. We also offer additional excursions such as an afternoon out to Vilamoura, cycling tours, and paddleboarding/surfing, making your bootcamp experience with us a truly memorable one

All this from only £499pp – less than half the price of our competitors. We have spaces available for October and we just need £99 deposit to book this, spaces are limited so don’t delay! Book Now

 

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Portugal Bootcamp 2018 – are you tempted?

 

Have you ever thought about joining us on a bootcamp holiday at motivate bootcamp?

 

It’s perfect for weight loss, improving fitness, and for the perfect kick-start in life – and Portugal is a beautiful country to visit too

Our 7 day bootcamp is based at our Luxurious retreat in Albufeira in the Algarve, and is a bootcamp holiday combined with a beach holiday. Not only do you take part in lots of fitness sessions and healthy workshops, you also have afternoons to relax around the pool or head into town – and in the evening why not join us for a BBQ or venture out into the old town with us for an evening meal overlooking the beach

Portugal Bootcamp 2018 - are you tempted? Motivate Bootcamp

Depending on which bootcamp you prefer we have a few venues we use. For the self-catering option we hire out a full apartment complex, complete with swimming pool and tennis court. We tend to have about 20 ladies on this retreat but don’t worry about space, we have the entire venue to ourselves, including 13 apartments. If you are looking at All Inclusive, or our Bed and Breakfast option and prefer a smaller group then our Luxurious villa is perfect for this. Catering up to 12 people it’s perfect for an escape, combine that with a stunning swimming pool it makes for a great personalised bootcamp experience

Portugal Bootcamp 2018 - are you tempted? Motivate Bootcamp

Over the duration of your bootcamp you will have your fitness trainers at hand 24/7. Not only we do we take trainers with us from the UK, we also have a team over in Albufeira who join us for sessions too. On the All-inclusive or Juice Detox Retreat we also take a chef to prepare the delicious meals or shakes for you

Our prices start from just £499 pp for a week self-catering or £799 for All inclusive. This is a lot cheaper than our rivals including Northern Bootcamp, No1 Bootcamp, and Prestige Bootcamp. We offer exceptional value for the money as we run the bootcamps because we love doing them and we love our clients, not for just the money. You may be paying less but you are still getting everything the other bootcamp companies offer, plus more! We have also added an additional trip to Vilamoura and bodyboarding/surfing in our packages

If this sounds like something you would enjoy then you can BOOK NOW for just £99 deposit! Our spaces do go quickly so book as soon as you can. The balance is then due 6 weeks before your retreat, we can also offer a payment plan if you would like to split up the payments