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Discipline. Structure. Accountability. RESULTS!
FitBoot offers your area's only authentic boot camp fitness training
FitBoot brings you the most efficient, effective professionally accepted training protocols
weight loss, complete fitness, and skill and performance improvement.
realistically military-styled classes
legitimate and sustainable weight loss, muscle building, sport improvement, and
true core conditioning for all ability levels
the same strength and conditioning training protocols and nutrition
recognized by professional athletes, sports teams and military elite.
The last time you "try" to get in shape
What Is FitBoot?
Designed and introduced in 1997 in New England by former Marine Corps Capt. Charla
McMillian, J.D., CSCS, FitBoot brings you the absolute best in fitness training
Boston and San Francisco's East Bay (Alameda)
FitBoot has received extensive national and local media coverage as the nation's only
fitness program that balances:
realistic military attitude and leadership
consistently implemented and updated training methods and standards endorsed by
the nation's only distinguished strength and conditioning certifying organizations (NSCA
creation/supervision by a female former Marine Corps officer
Click here to read some of our client
excerpts from our media reviews.
Or check out the day-by-day FitBoot boot camp journal that two HardChargers
during their Recruit training a few years ago. Enlightening, entertaining AND they're in
shape now! www.military-diaries.com
The program is suitable for beginners through experienced athletes, mature
adolescents through seniors who are:
It all starts with your enlistment for Recruit training.
Your Recruit course lasts 6 weeks, training each weekday for 45 minutes.
Your attendance will be expected at each class
(minimal absences for
illness or unavoidable work or personal conflicts will be excused and homework will be
completed on your own time before the next class)
Typical Recruit class sessions include maneuvers you've heard about from
friends/relatives who've served or that you may have seen in training documentaries or
some military films:
body weight exercises,
short distance running, and/or
"combat" related drills
all designed to improve your upper and lower body strength, cardiovascular endurance,
flexibility, agility, and mental focus.
You will be briefed on - and learn to implement - basic nutrition information for
lifestyle, performance and appearance improvement.
To graduate from Recruit training, you will achieve a passing score on the FitBoot PFT (which is the same as the current Marine
When you pass the PFT, you will be invited to progress into FitBasic, our advanced
level training program where you will continue to improve your physique and skills
through more challenging and varied drills and exercises month by month, for as long
as you choose.
Where and When do I Report?
FitBoot (Recruit) Roll Call
FitBoot S.O.S. (Special Ops Squad) Roll Call (60+ lbs wgt loss required or movement impaired)
FitBasic (Advanced Course) Roll Call (prior
completion of FitBoot Recruit training required)
0600 (6:00 am)
0700 (7:00 am)
FitBoot training is conducted outdoors - rain, snow, sleet, or heat just as it is for military
recruits, with safety always the top priority (so you will be advised for the rare
days when Mother Nature requires that we stand down)
How Will FitBoot Help Me?
Positive changes in your energy level, self-confidence, and fitness performance by
Recruit Training Week Two.
Fat loss, lean muscular development, and tangible skill improvement constant and
ongoing for as long as you train with us.
In FitBoot's vigorously led, completely interactive classes offer no boredom or
chance to cheat yourself out of 100% personal effort (you'll never half-step).
And with no more than 15 new Recruits in each entering squad, you cannot hide in
the back of the class!
How is FitBoot different from other "boot camps" in my area?
Other "boot camps" offer "kinder, gentler" approaches, looser structure, promises not to
The fitness industry has latched onto the name "boot camp" as a trend to sell the same
old aerobics and exercise classes, moved out to the local park. With yoga mats and
coffee cups in hand, virtually none of them can offer the transformation that comes from
an authentic boot
Those of us who have actually worn the uniform and "'walked the walk" know the
lifelong positive changes that result from authentic military styled training, and it is that
experience and those results we bring you in FitBoot courses. From our experience
and our clients' results over the past decade, we know you'll find FitBoot training and
the results you continue to see in our programs markedly different from what
consumers experience on high- priced, low authenticity "adventure" or "ultimate"
When choosing a fitness "boot camp," FitBoot encourages you to ask:
Has the instructor or their supervisors ever attended real boot camp (academy,
(otherwise, how could they teach me a "boot camp" course)?
What is my image or memory of actual boot camp? (The real thing doesn't include
lounging on yoga mats, taking your time, or too much chit-chat)
FitBoot is not about breaking you down or weeding you out, but we WILL teach you to
reach beyond your perceived limitations, achieve your TRUE potential, carry yourself
with pride, and act as part of a team in training and in real life. That is the Mission!
With our military leadership and athletic coaching experience, we know what
it takes to get you and your whole team there,
safely and proudly.
So, just as in military training, whether you or your teammates need further explanation,
a few extra reps or command voice discipline to help you understand and attain the
Accomplish the Mission and the SUCCESS belongs to you
I'm in good shape now, can I bypass Recruit training and go straight to
FitBasic advanced course?
No. Except for a handful of waivers over the past decade, (for a few accepted,
pre-screened, and on fast track entry deadlines for federal or local law enforcement or
training), everyone must successfully complete Recruit training before being
In Recruit level training, each athlete attains the base conditioning that prepares
him/her for safe progress in the advanced course, regardless of his/her perceived entry
And, just as in real boot camp, FitBoot emphasizes squad integrity, teamwork, and skill
It all starts in the Recruit course, so we need you there!!
This is the difference you've been looking for.
We'll make sure you understand how to achieve your fitness goals -
and stick to accomplising them!
What's the bottom line?
(Rates in effect through 6/30/12)
The cost for FitBoot is $395.00 for the 6-week Recruit session.
The cost for continuing training after your Recruit course (whether you graduate or need
to repeat Recruit) is $80.00 per month.
Discounts are available for:
military active, active reserve and candidates preparing for training;
Kaiser Permanente healthcare members, and
Blue Cross members
NOTE: Under the agreement between NSCA and the USMC, Marine Corps,
poolees,officer candidates and recruits are eligible for training at no cost --- verification
from your recruiter is required
On completing Recruit training, discounts are also available for continuing enlistments
of 6 months or longer