Disclaimer: We know, we know – we’ve mentioned that dreaded “C” word and it’s only September, but read on and you’ll see why.
Who doesn’t love to indulge over the holiday period! When it comes to what we eat and drink, it’s undoubtedly the season where discipline gives way to temptation.
Trouble is, face stuffing is often accompanied by niggling guilt born out of the knowledge that minutes of pleasure will have to be paid for with hours of exercise pain.
How to go glutton guilt free? Get the exercise in beforehand (like these fit fighters, photo by Port of San Diego), that’s how. Check out these pre-Christmas boot camps.
Hardcore boot camps at Champneys – Tring (UK)
Champneys is one of the UK’s best-known fitness and well-being resorts. The Tring facility is based on the beautiful grounds of the stately Rothschild mansion. They have a number of boot camp offerings ranging from a two-day motivational kick-starter to an all-out extreme workout weekend that features a scientific body analysis, muddy assault courses and Kriotherapy sessions.
G.I. Jane Bootcamp (female only) – Kent (UK)
Of course we all know that the longer you stay in boot camp, the better the results. So putting aside a week to do one is probably the best route to take. While you’re at it, you might as well up the ante further by enrolling on a seriously intense camp – that’s where G. I. Jane comes in. Many of the results seen by women enrolled on the course can be put down to the emotional support and nutrition guidance they receive alongside the high intensity physical training.
Boot camps abroad
Let’s face it, we’re not going to be seeing great weather for the rest of the year. When UK-based drill instructors tell us that exercise is all we need to keep warm, we say, what about when we’re not exercising? If you’re going to go to the effort of treating your body like a temple, you might as well treat it to some beautiful weather and sights while you’re at it.
The Illumanis Resort in Alanya (Turkey) …Cheap Flights To Alanya
and the Longevity Wellness Resort in the Algarve (Portugal) are two of the best boot camps within short(ish) flight times.
If you fancy going further afield, Buccament Bay in the Caribbean is a good (not to mention surrounded by gorgeousness) shout.
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