John Cocliff, from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, retired three years ago from working as a superintendent and head of training for West Yorkshire Police. He took part in two bootcamps, one last September and one in January this year.
Prior to the bootcamp he felt as if he’d lost some of his general fitness, as he had previously played cricket and done regular circuit training. He first found out about Northern Bootcamp on ‘Groupon’, where there was a deal offering the 4-day camp at a discounted price. He had never been to a bootcamp before. “At first I didn’t really know what to expect, I was thinking what have I let myself in for,” he said.
When he got to the bootcamp he found himself in a camp of 19, with 2 men and 17 women. Out of these people he has made some genuine friends. “After the four-day camp 14 of the 19 people that took part signed up to the facebook group and we have kept in touch since.” As soon as he arrived he felt a camaraderie in the group, especially through the various fitness activities and runs, where he received the constant support of the other participants. The bootcamp allowed John to not only build up his level of fitness but also to take away a lot of knowledge on nutrition and healthy eating, which John is still keeping up to this day.
The camp caters for everyone allowing participants to use different exercises for their own fitness levels. John said: “Once you get there it is hard work, and painful! But that feeling you get after you’ve finished is great.” The bootcamp is run by Dan and Caroline, who John values very highly “Dan and Caroline are tremendous, they have put their heart and soul into Northern Bootcamp and it really shows.”
Straight after the four-day camp John felt a major difference, especially with his fitness levels. The camp helped to kick-start him back into his cricket and he now goes on regular long-walks with his dog. The bootcamp he took part in January resulted in him losing 4 pounds within the 4 day camp, bringing his total weight loss with Northern Bootcamp to a stone.
John is delighted with his experience at Northern Bootcamp and hopes to take part in another 4-day camp soon.
John said to contact him for more information on 07765 238041.
*Results vary from person to person. Weight loss is dependent on campers sticking to meals as provided and taking part in all activities. We ask for 100% commitment and effort from all campers.