Northern Bootcamp is a leading provider of boot camps for women and men of all ages and abilities. Our boot camps come in all shapes and sizes, just like you!
You cannot be too unfit or too fit to attend our camps, as every session is tailored to you. You will work at your own level and with different fitness and weight loss options available, you can be sure to find a boot camp that suits your weight loss and fitness goals.
We run fitness and weight loss camps for your chosen number of days, which is the real variation in the camps. From a weekend kickstart bootcamp to a 14-day, life-changing bootcamp experience.
We have 3 locations: Bamburgh Northumberland, Lagos Portugal or your own personal choice: we can bring our expertise to your home, your country, or your preferred venue as a bespoke bootcamp.
All of our bootcamps are carefully designed by Dan and Caroline, the company directors, who are still heavily involved in the training sessions and programmes. With an incredible team of experts and support staff who have specialist areas of skill and knowledge, you can rest assured that you are in the best possible place to meet your fitness and weight-loss goals.
We know many of you like to know what the program will be like or what to expect on your camp. We don’t reveal the program, mainly as many do get anxious about what is to come but also weather and fatigue of the group does alter the program.
Here at Northern Bootcamp every day is different. If you’ve decided to change your life with our boot camp or simply want to detox we understand that the unknown can be scary!
Our non-military and non-starvation boot camps are consistent in providing results and a homely culture. ALL boot camps are inclusive of ALL fitness and ability levels and include healthy locally sourced meals.
Here is a one-day diary from one of our 7-day camps to give you an outline of what to expect and what you can achieve!
Day 5 of Sara’s 7 day camp – July 2018
Up and showered for our usual 7am meet. The aches and pains starting to become part of the morning comedy routine of getting out of bed although they are easing as the week progresses – excited to see what lies ahead today.
It felt good to get my joints moving this morning ready for our first session of the day. We are told that the session is called Fartlek! I had never heard of it but really enjoyed the fast-paced HIIT session as it really helped to get the mind and body going.
8:30 – Breakfast
I am not usually a morning person, but I am beginning to enjoy these sessions as they have very quickly become part of my routine. Looking forward to my well-earned breakfast now! This morning – toasted granola and yoghurt – I am really appreciating all the food and tastes.
TRX session this morning – a stationary setting! I was mistaken when I thought this meant easier!! I surprised myself with what I was able to achieve and this will be totally easy to recreate at home! I know I will feel this one in the morning!
It was also great to partner up. To think that when I booked on by myself and I thought I would be lonely, I couldn’t have been more wrong! The team and group are an amazing support, we have kept each other going, think I have made some lifelong friends.
Morning snack time, delicious! It’s great how the day and sessions are broken up around snacks and meals.
The title on the board for the next session is ‘Partner Chipper’! Somehow, I don’t think this has anything to do with potatoes!
Just finished the session! Amazing! Partner Chipper was a session with your partner aiming to achieve a shared target.
My partner was a bit fitter than me but we both were able to work to our top ability and get the most out of it, egging each other on and a healthy competitive spirit with the rest of the group.
13:00 – Lunch
Time for lunch and a bit of a break now! Longer breaks don’t happen too often but it’s nice to escape the group for a little while, check on home and emails.
Many on my camp are here to get off the grid altogether so it must be nice for them to chill. Not many times in life you get to escape like this and concentrate on just yourself – I am taking full advantage.
As always lunch is locally sourced and homemade. I read reviews before stating how there was plenty to eat and not to think of this as a ‘starvation’ camp. They were exactly right, I love my food and have not once felt hungry.
We’ve been given a choice this afternoon, body boarding in the sea or a mountain bike session. I use my bike a lot at home, so I am choosing something out of my comfort zone.
Four days ago, if you’d have asked me if I would be body boarding in The North Sea, I would have thought you were mad. Wetsuit is on and wish me luck!!!!!!
Oh, my goodness, what an experience, the beach was like something out of a movie with backdrops of Bamburgh Castle. I have never felt so exhilarated in my life! I have already googled to see if this is something I could do again when I return home! I’ve also been told I can do the mountain bike activity tomorrow too!
Snack time now. I never thought grapes and almonds would ever taste like the biggest treat!!! Feeling great and smug because of my afternoon achievements! Can’t wait to tell the kids and show them the pictures!
Back on camp now for our last session of the day before dinner. Glute activation. The knowledge these guys have is immense, it not all about high intensity sessions, they really do know their stuff and constantly research new ideas.
My favourite time of the day. I feel a great sense of achievement today, over half way through camp and can already feel big changes physically but also mentally.
I have my 1-2-1 tomorrow with Caroline. She will plan a program to install these new changes into my working week at home. I know sometimes life gets in the way, but I am making promises to myself this week that I know I want to keep.
Dinner was a beautiful, a two-course meal as always, home cooked and hearty with a stunning chocolate dessert. That is certainly something I didn’t expect to say on a weight loss and fitness camp!!!
This evening I have a massage booked then an early night with my book. Really enjoying some time to my own thoughts and getting my head down early for a change.
I have never slept as well as I have this week and that’s even sharing a room. The rooms are so comfy it’s hard not to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.
I may have had some worries prior to coming, day three made me question my reason for being here. However, now I feel I have come on leaps and bounds and the end is in sight. I am looking forward to our last day and finding out my results before heading home.
This was only one day during my camp, there are many various sessions and activities that you will take part in.
I understand now why the team don’t outline the week plan as you can get anxious about what is ahead, and things do change.
Just take it in your stride and push your limits and comfort zone and your will achieve more than you ever imagined.
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