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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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Portugal Bootcamp – join us today!

Join us on our Boot Camp Holiday in Portugal


A Boot camp holiday in Portugal with Motivate Bootcamp is a fantastic week away that can help you to improve fitness, lose weight, and give your body the kick-start it needs

Our bootcamp holiday is ladies only and is located in the beautiful Albufeira within the Algarve region. It varies from a lot of our competitors in that it is a holiday too and you get lots of time to enjoy the surroundings and relax, we are also a lot more affordable. We also include optional trips to local towns like Vilamoura and activities such as paddle boarding, surfing, jeep safari, and boat trips

We have a few options available including all inclusive, self-catering, and bed & breakfast and they all offer an unforgettable experience. Over 70% of our clients come year after year

Our all-inclusive and bed and breakfast bootcamp retreat are based at a fabulous villa on the outskirts of Albufeira (approx. 10 minutes’ drive to the old town and marina or 35 minutes’ walk). This is a 7-bedroom villa with a pool and is recently fully refurbished, and is one of our smaller group retreats, perfect for those looking for a bootcamp holiday with a more personal touch (10 people max).

Our self-catering bootcamp retreat is based in an apartment complex (we privately hire out a full apartment complex which includes 13 apartments, swimming pool, tennis courts, and landscaped gardens). There are a few options depending if you wanted to share or you can upgrade and have an apartment to yourself, perfect for groups friends.

With the All Inclusive option we takeover our own chef who makes all the meals/snacks fresh daily. On the B/B option we provide breakfast. With the bed and breakfast and self-catering retreats it gives you flexibility on food, and there are large supermarkets nearby where you can do a food shop, we help you with choices. We also arrange evening meals out to local restaurants and we also host BBQ nights which make it a great social event and gives a holiday feel to it

Our days vary and consist of fitness sessions and workshops in the morning, followed by the afternoon off to relax, head out and explore, or to have massages (our masseuse comes in throughout the week), then early evening we finish with a few more sessions including Yoga/Pilates to finish. Then it’s time to relax and eat onsite on head out in the evening. This is what makes it more than a bootcamp, it’s a holiday too.

With prices starting from just £499 including resort transfers, and just £99 deposit – make sure you are quick to reserve your place, as they do fill quickly.


Our next available date is October 6th – 13th 2018


To book your ladies bootcamp deposit , CLICK HERE

Portugal Bootcamp 2017 – Our Story

Hi everyone,

We have just come back from our Ladies Only Portugal Bootcamp in Albufeira and I thought id share a few of the things we did for those who may be thinking about booking with us on the next one.

Myself and Martin (one of the trainers) went on the Friday to get everything ready for the bootcampers arrival on the Saturday – and had a bit of relaxation before it kicks in. On the next day the clients arrived for their Portugal Bootcamp experience and we were ready to go 🙂

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Once you book with us, we arrange everything so it runs nice and smoothly for you on arrival. Yellow Fish taxis welcome you and bring you directly to us where you settle in, and head off to the Pingo Doce supermarket to get your essentials for the week. Then the rest of the first day is full of sunbathing, relaxation, and an evening out to one of our favourite local restaurants – then the hard work begins!

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Sunday morning is the start of the Bootcamp and 7am is the fitness tests, weigh ins and measurements – followed by a great mix of fitness classes and workshops on nutrition and healthy living throughout the morning, afternoons is solely for relaxation time. Throughout your week at bootcamp,  you can expect weight-loss, inch loss, and an increase of fitness, plus its the perfect kick-start for your body. Over the course of the next 5 days we had lots of cardio sessions including box-fit, zumba, interval runs, combat, aerobics, walks, salsacise, aqua aerobics, insanity, plus lots of resistance, core and stretch including circuits, functional training, core, and Pilates – plus we even had one night of glow zumba which was fantastic after a few gin and tonics! We are not a military bootcamp and we are here to have fun as well as exercise, after all, for some its the main holiday of the year – BUT – we are also here to motivate you, encourage, and to give you a fantastic bootcamp experience in Portugal where you will not only learn more about yourself and your habits, but you will also learn lots of new things and make friends for life! (we have ladies re-booking year after year with us and we count them as part of out extended family

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In the evenings its also a great chance to socialise and relax – 3 of the nights we have an onsite BBQ, 3 nights we have optional trips out to local Portuguese restaurants (which do amazing fish – and piri piri that is literally to hot to even sample), one night we head out into the new town where we use a fantastic restaurant called ‘Doris’, and the other night we all venture into the old town of Albufeira and we eat in the same restaurant every year (its overlooking the beach with a gorgeous view of the ocean). From here we head out for a couple of drinks to watch a bit of live music and enjoy the atmosphere (there may be a few sore heads in the morning as some decide to go ‘out out’ but a walk to the beach and team games soon wakes everybody up)

As this is a holiday too, we do have free time, and this year we added an afternoon out to Vilamoura which was a fantastic place! We also have afternoons free to relax and do a bit of shopping and on the last day we also have a group outing. This year some ladies ventured into the old town of Albufeira for a bit of shopping and sangria (well deserved), whilst others including myself headed to the beach to have lunch and to do a bit of water sports 🙂 my first time on a jet ski and I loved it!

At the end of the week when people head home its always an emotional one – as you do grow so close to each other and meet friends for life!  You take home many memories, laughs, cries (from burpees) – but you also take home less weight, smaller waistline, and more importantly the motivation to continue your new healthy lifestyle. We love our bootcamp family and are not only there to support you whilst on bootcamp, but we keep in touch with you regularly throughout the year and I actually speak and see some bootcampers more than family – its what makes our job so complete and it is so rewarding 🙂

If this is something you are interested in then you can book online at www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk for just £99 deposit – or if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact us

We love Portugal and know you will love it too!

Hope to see you in the sun 🙂

PS Don’t forget your Fitbit – the average was 20 – 25k per day (you will definitely win the midweek hustle)


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