Do you enjoy fresh air, vigorous exercise and hanging out with other people? Then you need to try a boot camp! Boot camp is a mixture of discipline, struggle and perseverance. It really is a full-body workout where you use everything you have available and by which no workout is the same.

Boot camp has many benefits for body and mind. So, it’s no wonder that it is on the rise and has been conquering Europe since 2000.

Where does boot camp result from?
Boot camp, as the name suggests, is not really a Dutch invention. Boot camp originated in the military. Soldiers were been trained in a very intensive way in a short time with the equipment that was available during the time; ropes, tree trunks, car tires, benches, people’s own body weight. Everything was used to make you fitter and stronger.

Boot camp arrived in Europe around 1999. It immediately got welcomed by the general public, and it is now an indispensable part of your full-body workout.

What are the benefits of boot camp?
Bootcamp has a lot of advantages – and a few potential disadvantages. We certainly have listed the most crucial ones for you.

Bootcamp is a full-body workout

Bootcamp is a full-body workout
You train (almost) all muscle groups in a short time. Your core, back muscles, pectoral muscles, quads, arm muscles; everything is covered. It really is not just weight training but also cardio. Are you experiencing a personal injury? Then you can simply skip the relevant muscle group during boot camp and put extra emphasis on other groups.

You can do boot camp wherever you want
All you need is fresh outdoor air. You utilize whatever you come across, from playground equipment to a ditch and from fences to benches and a sandy path. But you can also bring useful items (with which you train directly with running-with-weight) such as cones, skipping ropes en ankle and wrist weights. You can also established an open space with training accessories such as strength bags, bulgarian bags, wall balls, an agility ladder and a speed parachute.

Fit Body Boot Camp Prices


Monthly Membership

One Club Access

Initiation Fee (One Person) (Monthly) $99.99
Monthly Fee (One Person) (Monthly) $197.99
Cancellation Fee (One Person) (Monthly) $49.99

Yearly Membership

One Club Access

Initiation Fee (One Person) (Yearly) $99.99
Yearly Fee (One Person) (Yearly) $2,364.99
Cancellation Fee (One Person) (Yearly) $49.99

You burn a lot of calories

You burn a lot of calories
Because boot camp is (very) intensive and you simply target many different muscles in one workout, your body has to work hard and you burn extra calories. That can add up to 500 calories in just an hour of boot camp!

Boot camp is for beginners and advanced
Because you employ everything that you come across (or can certainly take with you) during a workout, you can always train at your own level. Training training sessions are usually offered for beginners and advanced. More or less intensive, lower or shorter training; workouts can be easily adapted to the exact level.

You train together
Of course you can put together a boot camp program on your own, but it is normally done with a group. Training together motivates you as you pull one another through tough moments and encourage each other. Training together often also provides that extra push to execute a workout, in case you don’t feel like it.

You push your limits
Pushing your limits often results from training together. With boot camps you often go a step further than you had in mind. This is because there are always new challenges in front of you, the group encourages you and because you want to do that tiny bit extra to improve your fitness.

Boot camp is stress-reducing
Exercising in the open air is good for body and mind. The fresh air, being physically active, having people you can speak to, the green surroundings, clearing the head completely, the endorphins that are released during exercise. Boot camps make stress disappear instantaneously and gives you renewed energy.

The ‘disadvantages’ of boot camp
Boot camp doesn’t only have benefits. There can even be downsides. We purposely write ‘can’, because you often have some control over these disadvantages.

You can overtrain
As a result of group pressure you will often go a tad too far or too fast, particularly when in a sizable group and if the trainer has lost the individual overview. This can cause overextending or injury. So always tune in to your body and know your limits.

It’s not always nice weather
Not everyone minds training in the pouring rain. But unless you like this or if there isn’t enough chance to cool off and put on dry clothes after a good work out, you can catch a cold.