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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 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding an All Inclusive Bootcamp to our already popular Self -Catering Bootcamp Retreat next year in Portugal!


The set up of the week will be the same in terms of fitness sessions and healthy workshops, with the main differences being the venue and the All Inclusive option


The Venue

With the self catering bootcamp taking place in a set of apartments, which is perfectly suited to this type of bootcamp as each apartment has its own kitchen, we needed to change this to suit the needs of the new bootcamp. We have decided that a luxury villa in Albufeira is the perfect venue, with exceptional lounge rooms and bedrooms accommodating both twin and single supplemency. It also has a fantastic dining area both inside and outside where we will be eating together, and stunning gardens and a swimming pool. It really is the place where you can switch off, focus on yourself, and have a fantastic week away from everything


All Inclusive

We will be taking our Chef over from the UK – and they will be responsible for creating all of the meals/snacks ready for everybody at set times throughout the day. This will enable all the meals are fresh and healthy, and created to help you achieve your goals. Our Chef has over 15 years experience in the UK and is also involved with healthy eating campaigns too, which makes him a perfect fit for the bootcamp.


There are limited spaces as we are keeping the numbers to approximately 10 people – so Book Now for only £99 deposit to avoid losing out on a place!


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Bootcamp Kit List

Bootcamp Kit List


Packing for your Bootcamp can be a bit of a nightmare and it depends on a number of things, especially the weather and the type of Bootcamp you are going too. I guarantee that your kit list will be different if you were going to Portugal or Spain in May than if you were going to Manchester in December. Most companies will provide you with a general kit list, but to help you along (and for our boot camps too) then here is a typical guideline


The essential kit list for any Bootcamp:

  • A decent pair of trainers – make sure these have been worn in (I tend to get mine from Sports Direct – you don’t need to spend a fortune)
  • Gym kit – plan for both inside and outside and be sure to pack a few t shirts, shorts, jogging bottoms, and sweatshirt/hooded top
  • Loungewear for the evening
  • Smart wear for the evening if you are planning on eating out
  • Underwear and socks
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Medications
  • Water Bottle/hydration bag
  • Rucksack (most boot camps tend to do a walk)
  • Blister packs
  • Hiking boots (check to see if a walk is included – on our Mount Snowdon and Scafell Pike walk these are essential)
  • Jacket (light waterproof would be ideal)
  • Gloves/hat in winter
  • Swimsuit (Bootcamp retreats that have pool/spa access – like our Manchester)


Additional Kit for Bootcamp’s in Europe (may also need for UK if we have a heat wave)


  • Swimsuit/beach towel
  • Sun cream (high factor – I use factor 50, exercising with sunburn is not pleasant)
  • Sports Sunglasses and cap
  • Flip flops



Cornwall Bootcamp 2017 | 5 days | Ladies-Only

We are putting on our first 5 day UK Bootcamp in Cornwall in September


We have decided that North Cornwall is going to be our venue, at Hengar Manor Country Park, St Tudy, Bodmin. Our Cornwall bootcamp retreat is ladies only and on an all-inclusive basis, which means that all your meals/snacks are catered for whilst you are there, enabling you to focus on yourself! (sorry no mars bars or crisps cravings will be catered for).The bootcamp will be run similar to our other bootcamps, it will be non military, with a fantastic variety of fitness sessions and workshops, with the emphasis being on having a perfect kick-start and having fun (whilst losing those important inches/pounds at the same time). We will aim to do approx. 20 sessions over the 5 days (maybe more depending what mood I’m in, and I do take bribes) but don’t worry about them, all sessions can be adapted so are suitable for everyone. PS yes I love BURPEES and these will be a daily thing – no excuses – you will learn to love them!


Cornwall Bootcamp 2017 | 5 days | Ladies-Only Motivate BootcampThe location is key here! and the main reason we chose this area is my love of the area. Growing up I came to Cornwall every year and loved it, and even now I try to head down to the area at least once a year. I’m a beach boy at heart so the beaches and relaxed atmosphere are what brings me back time and time again, so hosting a bootcamp here is my ideal venture! Within Hengar Manor County Park we have 35 aces of land to use, and fantastic accommodation. These will be in lodges and based on either a shared twin room or a private double room. The majority of lodges have 2 x twin and one double, and are nice and spacious with a large lounge and kitchen dining area. If booking as a group there is also the option of upgrading further and booking a lodge that comes complete with a hot tub! what more can you ask for 🙂 . It is a great social experience too and you are guaranteed to make friends for life (many of our bootcampers rebook time and time again with people they met)


Cornwall Bootcamp 2017 | 5 days | Ladies-Only Motivate BootcampThe facilities on the park are brilliant, and they include an indoor swimming pool/spa, tennis courts, amongst lots of other activities which you can join in with. In the evening you can enjoy the nightly entertainment, or why not just relax outside your lodge and watch the world go by (maybe even have a glass of prosecco, you will have deserved it!)


We do like to give people some downtime too (see I am a nice guy really), as coming to a beautiful part of the country wouldn’t be right without checking out the local area. There are some great beaches and local towns all within 30 minutes drive of the venue, perfect for an afternoon of relaxation. There will also be the option of adding an activity to the week, and we will be partnering up with a local surf school to bring you a discounted afternoon of fun for those who wish to take part. (Great fun, we added paddle boarding to our Portugal Bootcamp and they loved it)

Cornwall Bootcamp 2017 | 5 days | Ladies-Only Motivate Bootcamp

That’s all from me – Its going to be a fantastic bootcamp and cant wait to start planning it!

Places are limited though so if you would like to book then let us know as soon as you can by dropping us an email to steve@motivatebootcamp.co.uk

See you all there!

Steve x


Check out our Manchester Bootcamp Weekend!

Manchester bootcamp at the Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa in Didsbury.


This is a great venue for our bootcamp weekend and suits us perfectly. Over the course of the weekend you will have lots of activities to give your body the perfect kickstart. There will be a variety of fitness classes and also workshops on nutrition and healthy living

Within the hotel we have executive rooms which are either private, twin, or triple family rooms – and these are all en-suite (some even have a Jacuzzi bath). We have use of a large function room which is air conditioned, and this is where the indoor classes take place, and although the hotel is near a residential district it also has great surrounding areas for us to do outdoor sessions, and being based on the side of the river Mersey gives us a perfect setting for a runs and morning walk


All of your meals/snacks are included within the bootcamp weekend, including evening meal and breakfast being served in the fantastic on site restaurant, giving you lots of choice. There is also an onsite bar where everybody can relax at the end of the day (light alcoholic drinks are allowed, well deserved!)


The pool/spa are a great extra included in this bootcamp, with full use of the Spindles Health Club included in the cost. Perfect for relaxing the muscles at the end of a hard day


To book and to see the full dates available at our Manchester Bootcamp, please see dates page. Remember it’s a ladies-only bootcamp so sorry guys!


Check out our Manchester Bootcamp Weekend! Motivate Bootcamp
Britannia Country House Hotel, Didsbury