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This website is a knowledge and information sharing platform for both professionals and enthusiasts of civilian and military fitness, as well as military training.

What are Boot Camps?

When boot camps were first introduced in the US they were meant for the purpose of reforming prisoners, then soldiers, and finally overweight teenagers, adults and celebrities.  Such has been the rise of boot camps that in 2009, the American Council on Exercise listed boot camp training as one of the top exercise trends (Mercer, 2009) and research suggests it works (Barker, 2010). Continue reading…

History of Boot Camps

Modern fitness boot camps (also known as outdoor fitness, bootcamps and military fitness) have only been around for about 25 years in the US where they originate, and the UK where they have only really taken off in the last decade (approximately 2005-2006). Continue reading…

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