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)

Lake District Bootcamp Retreat - June 2018 Motivate Bootcamp Lake District Bootcamp Retreat - June 2018 Motivate Bootcamp

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!

Lake District Bootcamp Retreat - June 2018 Motivate Bootcamp Lake District Bootcamp Retreat - June 2018 Motivate Bootcamp

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)

Portugal Bootcamp May 2018 - the ladies smashed it! Motivate Bootcamp            Portugal Bootcamp May 2018 - the ladies smashed it! Motivate Bootcamp

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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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

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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

 

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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