Xtreme Boot Camps

17 Oct 2013

Xtreme Boot Camps

Let our soldiers whip you into shape

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A new company headed up by a serving Royal Marine is offering people the chance to get fit fast and in a new and fun way – military style.

Boot camps are booming in the fitness industry. But Xtreme don’t offer your bog standard burpies and jogs around a park. Run by super soldier James Evans and his mother Zoe Evans, Xtreme Boot Camps are different. All of the instructors are either serving or ex-military personnel and the exercise programmes are based on real military exercises and drills. Battle ropes, tyres, carrying colleagues, it’s all here. But don’t let that frighten you off if you are a beginner – all fitness levels are catered for here.

The Worcestershire-based company is running its first session in Stratford-upon-Avon on October 21 and hopes to slowly expand around the country, with new dates regularly being added to the website at www.xtremebootcamps.com.

James said: “We’re really looking forward to bringing some serious military fitness to our members. Xtreme instructors are highly trained and hugely motivated. Exercise and well-being is our passion and joy.”

Xtreme Boot Camps also offer either weekend or week-long “residentials” run from a number of venues in the Cotswolds.

“There are a variety of options and we can cater for anyone,” Zoe said.

“Because we have the facilities at our venues, visitors will be put through their paces with a varied programme based on the military training that the instructors have experienced themselves. We also offer ‘luxury’ camps where our visitors undertake the same training and are then seriously pampered with spa treatments. The boot camps are perfect for anyone wanting to kickstart a serious fitness regime under the instruction of qualified trainers, who can also provide nutritional expertise too.

“For groups of people who want to get in shape for a particular event, be it the start of the sport season, an upcoming wedding, or just looking for an alternative holiday, Xtreme will design a bespoke programme at any time during the year.

“But we also run ‘recruit’ camps which are aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at people who are looking at joining the armed forces. We want to give people a taster of what it takes and what is needed, so it’s about tough training and living out in the field on basic rations for a week. We can help young people reach the fitness levels required to get into the armed forces. It could also be suitable for anybody wanting to experience life as a soldier and take part in a unique exercise.”

“We can also run corporate boot camps for businesses or firms. The benefits of a fit and healthy workforce are enormous and well-recognised now, and there are team building games we do too which will help morale and bonding.”

Zoe said the company was also a big supporter and organised fundraising events for Army of Angels. It is a UK military charity that provides direct and indirect support to members of the country’s armed forces who have been injured, physically or mentally, while serving in conflicts around the world. Support is also provided to their families.

For more information, or to book a place on a session or set up a residential camp, log onto www.xtremebootcamps.com, email info@extremebootcamps.com or call 01386 462334

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