Beliefs about the Purpose of Military-style Boot Camps & Notions of the Body’s Capacity for Change

Research Paper Title Military-style fitness boot camps: contested resources in accounting for fatness. Background In this article, the researchers examine the social management of fatness via an analysis of 4 years of participant-observation in military-style fitness boot camps and interviews with camp participants, trainers and organisers/owners. They begin by focusing on popular imagery of the… Read More

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Fitness Boot Camp for People with Disabilities

Attending a fitness boot camp when you live with a disability that affects your mobility might seem like an oxymoron. The high-intensity physical activity that boot camp attendees engage in could not be further from the day to day struggles brought on by living with a disability, right? Not necessarily. If a disability prevents you… Read More

Can Boot Camp Training Get You Into Shape for the Summer?

For many of us that have reached a certain age, one of the keys to health and happiness – the Holy Grail some might say – lies in the ability to lose weight. We have seen pills and potions advertised, plus special diets, many of which claim to guarantee a fat burning process like no… Read More

Boot Camps are for Seniors, Too!

If you are in your 60’s and you are getting less exercise than your doctor recommends, you certainly aren’t alone. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 31 million adults aged 50 or older are inactive, which increases their risk for everything from heart disease to osteoporosis. Seniors who do… Read More

3 Questions to Ask Before Signing up for a Fitness Boot Camp

If a fitness boot camp is looking more and more attractive as the end of the year approaches, you may be preparing to enrol yourself in the nearest or quickest one. Before you sign on the dotted line, however, ask yourself these three important questions: 1. Is boot camp a match for my fitness goals?… Read More

How to Make Bootcamp Fitness Classes More Challenging

Many people love boot camp fitness classes because they always provide a new and unique challenge. However, if you have been going to boot camp classes for a while, you might be getting a little bored with the workouts. This can especially happen when you go to the same class with the same instructor week… Read More

Four Things to Do Before You Start Boot Camp Fitness Classes

Boot camp fitness classes are a great option for people who want to lose weight, build muscle, or just get stronger and more athletic. However, boot camp fitness classes are also quite intense, and they are not ideal for everyone. Before you go to your first boot camp fitness class, it is important to do… Read More