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Bootcamps in Melbourne

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by Brendan Wan (subscribe)
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Published June 18th 2011
The word 'Bootcamp' usually evokes the image of Army drill sergeants pouring verbal abuse at you while you struggle to finish your push up. It's not the most pleasant imagery but for those who are in need of a new routine when exercising or are simply having trouble keeping yourself in shape, joining a bootcamp fitness regime may be the very thing you are looking for.

There are plenty of fitness centres in Melbourne that offer Boot camp programs to help you stay in great shape. Each session is carefully tailored to each member, combining running and interval training with bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, squats and crunches. Most classes are taught in groups meaning that you will have a group dynamic going on to help you and your team mates to achieve your fitness goals.

The Original Bootcamp

Claiming to be Australia's first military based fitness program for civilians, The Original Bootcamp is the ultimate bootcamp program you can experience.
Programmed to be efficient, effective and affordable, this is the bootcamp that has you pushing your limits to the maximum and realize your fitness potential.

Their general hour long military inspired program, called the Corps Training, is held outdoors and consists of three 60 minute sessions each week for four weeks. It is utilizes disciplined based motivational techniques which are designed to achieve fast serious results.

The Original Bootcamp also offers an impressive range of bootcamp programs, all with the unison aim of realizing your fitness goals:

The Grinder - A 30-minute high intensity program that achieves maximum results in the minimum amount of time,

Platoon Dynamics - A Corporate training program which aims to help strengthen the workplace through strong leadership and teamwork

SEAL Pups An after-school and school holiday kids training program aimed at teaching the importance of exercise and health. It also aims to promote better skills in team work, communication, lateral think, leadership and self confidence.

Special Ops This is the ultimate training program that has the spirit of adventure thrown in. With the option of training in a 12hr, 24hr, 48hr or even the 72 hr training program, this is the program aims to imitate some of the most arduous Military training programs in the world, and sees you push yourself to the limit of exhaustion.

Original Bootcamp are very serious about their programs. They state that if you don't see any serious results in the as little as 2 weeks, you'll receive your money back guaranteed. Have you got what it takes?

Jaggernaut Personal Training

Juggernaut Personal Training offers a completely unique bootcamp experience as their programs utilize the most updated and best conditioning strategies and programs from both the Civilian and Military worlds.

The programs consists of two to three, 75 minute sessions each week for a minimum of 12 Sessions, and depending on the program you decide on, training can be held at various parks around the Melbourne CBD.

These programs are run by highly experienced & professional qualified boot camp instructors, with the Lead bootcamp Instructor having been an officer in the Australian Defence Force.
With this in mind, you can be assured that you will be treated with the right amount of respect and discipline needed to fulfill your fitness goals.

Liberty Fitness

For the people who don't have enough hours in the day, Liberty Fitness offers the perfect solution with their Lunch-Time Boot Camp sessions.
Conducted at the Liberty Fitness Health & Fitness Facility on Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale, this fitness centre offers a grueling 30 minute high intensity work out that will destroy the unwanted fats in your body, gain the extra muscle or two and help you realize your own potential.

Since this bootcamp is operated in the comforts of an indoor facility, there will be no chance of class cancellations, meaning more opportunities to focus on your fitness. Whether it be a desire to gain more muscle, shred the beer bellies, or just to increase your own physical fitness, Liberty Fitness has specifically tailored sessions just for you.

Classes are run Monday to Friday, at 12.10pm every day.

Transcend Health and Fitness

Transcend Health and Fitness offer the bootcamp experience with a little competitive twist. This 4 week program that operates with 2 sessions per week, has participates split into two teams to create some friendly competition, working against each other through a range of sweat bursting, fat burning activities.

The bootcamp sessions at Transcend Health and Fitness are held different locations such as The Tan, Albert Park Lake and the Beach, depending on the day, making training just that little bit more unpredictable and fresh.

With exceptional advice on nutrition & exercise, the trainers at Transcend Health and Fitness are a helpful bunch that listens to want your needs make sure that participates are maximizing their potential and accomplishing their fitness goals.


Fitstyler's Bootcamps are proud to admit that they don't use army inspired training techniques to help you achieve your fitness goals. They provide an hour long fun exercise training program that has you burn the calories away and raise your fitness levels, all with the motivation and support from their friendly and dedicated trainers.

Using a diverse range of training programs, from short bursts of high intensity training to boxing pad training, Fitstyler provides the tools for your fitness success. Fitstyler now also offer girls only bootcamp training session, called Girls in the City.

With multiple locations around Melbourne, class are small enough to make participates feel that you're having a one on one personal trainer. Each session is never the same, so you can be sure that the exercise is always fresh and entertaining.

Regadless of your current fitness level, Bootcamp training ensures that you are being continually challenged and striving for your fitness goals. The best way to get started is to go along and try it out. Get off your arse and work up a sweat through a good old Bootcamp.
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Why? Destroy those calories and earn the body you crave for
When: Morning sessions and Evening sessions
Where: Multiple locations around Melbourne
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