It all started on Calgary's running paths, 2 girlfriends looking for something new to shake up their current fitness routine. With Lindsay's background in kinesiology, personal training and chiropractic and Dawn's love of physical activity and the outdoors, Bikini Boot Camp was born. Rooted in the philosophy that every woman CAN, Bikini Boot Camp became the playground where women could meet up after work or once they had dropped off their kids to school and spend 75 kick butt minutes focused on themselves.
Bikini Boot Camp began in the spring of 2004 with 1 program and 8 ladies registered. From that we have grown to over 70 programs, in 9 cities & 4 provinces! We are fortunate to have 500 participants experiencing our programs every 8 weeks!
We have built our reputation on hard work, quality and our love of doing what we do. Bikini Boot Camp has been fortunate to create our own family of trainers & admin. Women we respect and admire. The workout is just the icing on the cake. Bikini Boot Camp will invite you into a lifestyle full of laughter, sweat & passion. Our dream of what Bikini Boot Camp could be is bigger than we ever imagined. Thank you so much for being a part of our journey.
Lindsay and Dawn
Women who want to get back into working out or need a change in their current program. Bikini Boot Camp welcomes all shapes & sizes as well as all levels of fitness. We are consistently attracting women who are excited about getting active and staying active.
No, we do our best to accommodate all fitness levels and have designed programs accordingly. We have created an Intro to Fabulous! program designed for those new to exercise. Some exercises require you to get on and off the ground with ease and others will ask you to get yourself into certain positions that require moderate flexibility.
Yes, the advanced & extreme programs are designed for you! Most of the exercises are timed & additional challenges will be added to the exercise to increase their difficulty.
Here are some general guidelines to help you choose the program best suited to your fitness level. Please make note that programs are taught according to the fitness intensity indicated.Intro to Fabulous:
It is important to choose the program that best suits your current fitness level. If you have any additional questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you have registered for a program, you will be able to access your program calendar, which gives the location for each class. Maps and directions to each location are provided through the Maps link on our website. Find your area of town, then click on the specific park you need.
The workouts will be held at various outdoor parks/settings in your chosen area.Calgary, AB
parks stay within the city limitsEmma Lake, SK
Parks stay within the city limitsPrince Albert, SK
Parks stay within city limits and Little Red River ParkCandle Lake, SK
Bikini Boot Camp on the beach - FABULOUS!
Workouts are held at Waskateena Beach and Fisher Creek
Quite simply EVERYTHING!! The program is based on function therefore core stabilization will always be a part of the workout. Other exercises will include running (short distances), resistance training, lunges (lots of lunges!), tricep dips, jump rope, jumping jacks, theraband training, yoga, ball work (both with an exercise ball and a medicine ball), boxing, relays and anything else we can pull together to make you sweat!! Most of the exercises will be new to you. They are designed to add some flavour to your current personal programs.
Bikini Boot Camp has teamed up with BodyMind Nutrition. Everyone registered for a Bikini Boot Camp program will have access to 3- 20 mins online seminars that have been designed to assist you in getting the most out of your weeks with us. The seminars must be completed within 7 days of creating your BodyMind account and will discuss topics related to Bikini Boot Camp and your performance with the program. Details will be given to you by your Bikini Boot Camp trainer.
SPECIALTY PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
CORPORATE programs are perfect for those who work downtown or close to it. Workouts will only be held at 2 locations in the heart of downtown. The Corporate Lunch workouts last one hour so that you can get back to the office - your warm up and cool down are the walk/run from the office to the park and back. You'll be energized and ready for the last half of your workday! The evening Corporate workouts last 75 minutes and include your warm up and cool down.
MISSION CORPORATE - CALGARY programs are perfect for those who work in Calgary's mission area. Workouts will only be held at 2 locations. The Corporate Lunch workouts last one hour so that you can get back to the office - your warm up and cool down are the walk/run from the office to the park and back. You'll be energized and ready for the last half of your workday! The evening Corporate workouts last 75 minutes and include your warm up and cool down.
RAW BIKINI BOOT CAMP - What can you do without a lot of equipment? I know my boot camp girls ache at the thought of us not using equipment. Those workouts are usually the toughest. We will show you how to get a great workout without a bunch of equipment. You will do everything from jump lunges, jump squats, and a lot of plyometric work to push ups, dips, ab exercises & everyone's favorite - chin ups! Learn a bunch of new exercises with tubing and what to do with anything/everything you can find in a park.
EXTREME BIKINI BOOT CAMP - Ready to give it all you've got? Looking for an intense cross training activity/to increase your running speed or triathlon transition time? We have teamed up with the best to provide you with all the nitty-gritty to get your body functioning at its highest capacity. Program includes pre VO2max testing, pre : post 1 km time trial, workouts that are zone specific to maximize performance and specific nutritional guidance provided. *extra cost will be associated with this program.
ADVENTURE BIKINI BOOT CAMP - Let's try something NEW. Bikini Boot Camp has brought in the experts to teach you how to mountain bike, rollerblade hike, row... Get in that 3rd Bikini Boot Camp workout by adding our 90 minute adventure drop in workout to your schedule. Workouts will be held Saturday mornings and will run from June - September. The adventure workouts will be held at various locations within the city limits. Registration for these workouts will be available March 15, 2009. *extra cost will be associated with this program.
PRE-NATAL BIKINI BOOT CAMP is designed specifically for the moms-to-be. Specific focus placed on pelvic stabilization, posture & cardiovascular endurance with tips on how to maximize your efforts during delivery. They say that giving birth is just like running a marathon - after your 8 weeks with us you will be ready!
POST-NATAL BIKINI BOOT CAMP is designed for new moms. Babies ages 6 wks - 1 yr are welcome to attend the workout. Learn how to incorporate your child into your physical activity. What a wonderful opportunity to meet new moms while being a fantastic role model for your little one. *details such as types of strollers & what you need to bring to class are available upon request.
45+ & FABULOUS! BIKINI BOOT CAMP designed for those of you who have got the kids off to school & out of the house. Now it's time for you. Surround yourself with other women going through the same life changes while working up a sweat. It's time to show everyone how fabulous you are!
MOM & DAUGHTER BIKINI BOOT CAMP - designed to create a mother/daughter moment surrounding exercise and healthy lifestyles. Full of fun & positive encouragement, you will both be put through the paces while learning about proper posture, healthy eating habits & all that other fun stuff! Girls, ages 10-16 years, are welcome.
How your body will respond is unique to you. Most body composition changes take ~6 weeks to appear. In this 8 week program participants have noticed a decrease in overall body fat, increased strength, stamina, agility, endurance and self esteem. However, in order to experience these results all aspects of the program must be followed. It takes more than the specified workout days to succeed. Self-discipline is required! The additional training days must be completed weekly and the nutritional suggestions must be adhered to. As your trainers we are here to help you stay motivated, accountable and help you realize just how amazing you are!
*if specific workouts are requiring additional items you will be notified by your trainer ahead of time.
We are all here to burn calories and we will do that in rain or shine!! If things get too slippery or muddy to continue a workout then a run may take its place and the workout will be rescheduled. If the weather is questionable you will be able to check your trainer's voice mail - it will be changed to inform you of any changes to the workout. Voice mail changes will be made 1.5 hours prior to workout time. You may also check your dashboard to see if the session has been rescheduled. You will be surprised at what can be done in weather that you once thought was unbearable.
*Safety will always be top priority. You will never be placed in a situation where the weather is a threat to your well-being.
No refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.
YES it does! The spring, summer & fall workouts are all held outside within your specific area of the city. The late fall (Nov/Dec) & winter programs (Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr) consist of outdoor programs as well as outdoor/indoor programs that consist of 1 indoor workout in a community centre & 1 outdoor workout. For the late fall & winter programs the indoor and outdoor will remain at the same location for the entire 8 weeks.
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We are currently expanding. Bikini Boot Camp has successfully opened in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Candle Lake, Emma Lake, Saskatoon & Toronto. Expansion plans for Sping 2009 include Kelowna & Regina.
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This is more than a workout program. It is a way of life full of amazing women. When we asked returning members what they got out of Bikini Boot Camp, this is what they had to say:
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We have had many wonderful, motivated people attend Bikini Boot Camp and return for further programs. Here is what just a few of them have to say about their experience!
"Bikini Boot Camp offered me a chance to improve my overall health in an encouraging & very supportive setting. The program allows everyone to work at their own level and fosters a group atmosphere that challenges individuals to achieve their personal bests."
- MaryAnn Clearwaters (returning for my 12th Bikini Boot Camp)
"Bikini Boot Camp is a fun and effective way to finally get rid of the extra padding from pregnancy. The trainers are both encouraging and tough and really bring a motivational energy to the workouts. I feel like I'm in expert hands with all of their additional training. "
- Justine Brown (returning for my 6th Bkini Boot Camp)
"This has been an "INCREDIBLE" experience and I have loved every minute of it (even thru all the moans, groans and grumbles!!!)"
- Sherri Peleskey (1st Bikini Boot Camp)
"Bikini Boot Camp is a great way to meet new friends, while enjoying the outdoors, challenging yourself and staying in shape."
- Amy Goos (8th Bikini Boot Camp)
"Bikini Boot Camp is awesome! It is so much fun being outdoors and it produces the results that we are all looking for...lost inches and weight and an overall improvement in fitness level. "
- Sharon Schwieger (8th Bikini Boot Camp)
"Bikini Boot Camp was a wonderful and exciting new experience for myself. I have always worked out in a gym so this was a change for me. I will choose to workout outside any day over being indoors."
- Mandy Goldau (past Bikini Boot Camp Participant turned Trainer!)
"Trainers are not only amazing, they are life changing!"
- Sheila Mollenhauer (1st Bikini Boot Camp)
"Going in, I didn't think that I would be able to compete with all of these women who are way more athletic that I am. I learned 2 things: 1) It's not a competition - it was actually a hugely supportive and motivational environment, and 2) Everyone there was at a different level. There is no pressure in this program to hit some kind of pre-determined fitness level. The only expectation is for each individual to push herself as hard as she can. The trainers are very friendly and encouraging, and they offer their support every step of the way. I would definitely encourage anyone, whether your daily activity consists of walking from your car to your office or running for 2 hours, to try this program. Participating in Bikini Boot Camp was a kick start for me in creating the healthy lifestyle that I want."
- Crystal Theede (2nd Bikini Boot Camp)
"Boot camp was my first experience with exercise, and it was a wonderful way to start a life of physical activity. I will definitely do another boot camp and I am keeping up the exercise."
- Krista Langlois (has done 2 Bikini Boot Camps)
"This class is by far the best thing I have ever done for myself! I can't believe it took me so long to get into a class like this. I have told everyone I know about it. It made me excited about working out again!"
- Michelle O-Grady (8th Bikini Boot Camp)
"I joined Bikini Boot Camp for many reasons and I can honestly say it has been the best move I have made fitness wise. It taught me:
1) I CAN do this!
2) Fitness exercises I can do at home or close to home
3) I met great people who inspired me to do my best
- Laurie Brown (5th Bikini Boot Camp)