The History of Fitness…

Ever wondered about the history of fitness? If the answer is yes then follow this link to an article written by Lance C. Dalleck, M.S. and Len Kravitz, Ph.D. which describes: Primitive man and fitness (pre-10,000 B.C) The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution (10,000-8,000 B.C.) Ancient civilizations – China and India (2500-250 B.C.) The Near East (4000-250 B.C.)… Read More


Business Strategies for Boot Camp Owners: Getting Started

The first in a three-part series helps you decide whether starting a boot camp business will be a boon or a bust. This series is written by Cat Smiley, the first entrant in the Canadian fitness boot camp market, who owns and operates The Original Boot Camp, Canada’s first and longest-running fitness boot camp franchise. Part… Read More

7 Tips for Successfully Completing Boot Camp, or Any Intense Training Experience, Courtesy of WWII Marines

Marcus Brotherton (Art of Manliness website) suggests there are seven tips for successfully completing boot camp, or any other intense training experience which are: Expect immediate, difficult change Never complain Never fight the man who trains you Pace yourself Don’t be a “grab-ass” Learn rules quickly, follow them explicitly Respect the leader with the low… Read More

Think You Know The History of Fitness?

Article Title The History of Fitness Introduction As we enter the 21st century, one of the greatest accomplishments to be celebrated is the continuous pursuit of fitness since the beginning of man’s existence. Throughout prehistoric time, man’s quest for fitness has been driven by a desire to survive through hunting and gathering. Today, though no… Read More

2000s and UK Boot Camps

Boot camps were brought to the UK by Robin Cope, a retired British Army officer, in 1999 “as an alternative form of group training to gyms” (BMF, 2012).  However, Wikipedia suggests that the fitness boot camp concept did not reach our shores until 2005 (Wikipedia, 2012).  The idea of British Military Fitness (BMF) was to… Read More