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Q: Looking for a four week full-time "boot camp" program to get into shape. ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Looking for a four week full-time "boot camp" program to get into shape.
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: gotnet-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 18 Jun 2006 02:00 PDT
Expires: 18 Jul 2006 02:00 PDT
Question ID: 739092
My company is giving me a month off!  I'd like to find something
different to do than just laying on a beach.  My ideal situation would
be to go to a one month "boot camp" and get really in shape.  However,
all I have found are either substance abuse recovery camps or fat
reduction camps--neither of which apply to me.  I've found some
program called "boot camps", but that are intended to do a few hours a
week while you go about your normal life.  Also, I have no interest in
joining the military.
Subject: Re: Looking for a four week full-time "boot camp" program to get into shape.
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 25 Jun 2006 18:44 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi gotnet,

I like the first one listed best, -it's less $$ than The Ashram,
another excellent choice. Be sure to read about all the options I
found, and I hope you realize these are not inexpensive vacation

Fitness Vacation - 4-weeks program for $13,000
Serious about getting fit? Need to kick-start a long-lasting lifestyle
change that includes diet and exercise? Or if you just want to lose
inches for that upcoming class reunion, job interview or audition,
we?ve found the ultimate fitness program that feels like a vacation.
Through private training, group sessions, nutritional counseling,
massage therapy and motivational coaching, you'll achieve your fitness
goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle..."

Next, I found this: 

Although the article below starts off by discussing the popularity of
the TV Reality Show: "The Biggest Loser" --several excellent fitness
resorts are mentioned. They range from offering rigid schedules, to
the lax Canyon Ranch where all it is provided but you need to kick
your own self into gear. Doesn't sound like boot camp.

Excellent article.

The Ashram - $4,000 per week

Cooper Wellness Center

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa 

Canyon Ranch

Not in the article, but still noteworthy:

SONKI FITNESS BOOT CAMP (May 2006, but there may
be another upcoming date)
..."is an outdoor fitness training program designed to condition the
entire body and mind.  The main focus of the program is to improve
total body fitness while having fun outdoors..."

Let me know which one you select! If you need to discuss these
options, please use the clarification feature.


Search strategy:
Fitness AND "boot camp" AND Vacation OR resort
month OR "30 days" OR "4 weeks"
gotnet-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thank you for the answer!

Subject: Re: Looking for a four week full-time "boot camp" program to get into shape.
From: frde-ga on 18 Jun 2006 03:39 PDT
I'm assuming you don't want to spend four weeks in a gym.
In the UK we call these 'Outward Bound' courses
- it seems to have spread to the USA

Some are aimed at young people, others are run as management courses

While it is not exactly what you are after, it is a starting point
- this looks closer

I've got a hunch that you might get interested in these things
Subject: Re: Looking for a four week full-time "boot camp" program to get into shape.
From: byrd-ga on 18 Jun 2006 05:45 PDT
These two previously answered questions on a similar subject might be
of interest to you:
Subject: Re: Looking for a four week full-time "boot camp" program to get into shape.
From: fitfreak-ga on 24 Jun 2006 20:23 PDT
SWAT Personal Training in Tucson, Arizona offers a one-week boot camp
vacation. It's a fitness vacation, taught boot-camp style, with
several hours a day of activity, and pre-planned meals. SWAT stands
for Strength Wellness Athletic Training, and they're a personal
training company in AZ. They run boot camp fitness vacations twice a
year, and they often travel.

The owner, Ron Holland, is a former SWAT Commander in the military and
has some Drill Instruction experience, but it's really not a military
boot camp. Focuses on a lot activity, personalized training programs,
structured fitness activities, and enjoying good and healthy food.

Their website is
Their boot camp fitness vacation page is at

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