Maine Boot Camp For Men in Portland, Maine
Do you lack the motivation to maintain a regular
Do you do the same workout every time you go to the gym?
Are you looking for some fitness inspiration?
If you answered YES to any of these questions and are looking to get in the best shape of your life then Maine Boot Camp is for you.
Maine Boot Camp combines cardiovascular and strength training exercises in a regimented 4 week camp. All classes are 60 minutes and campers have the choice of committing to a 3, 4, or 5 day per week program. All camps are complete with fitness testing to measure your progress, personal attention and accountability, plus access to phenomenal nutritional advice from a registered nutritionist! Maine Boot Camp focuses on developing your muscular strength, stamina, and overall aerobic conditioning so if you are training for a triathlon, 5K, or just want to keep up with your kids this is the program for you. Individual workouts may include body weight exercises such as push-ups, crunches, squats, lunges, and partner-assisted exercises combined with cardiovascular moves which are all designed to create muscle definition while maximizing your caloric and fat burn. The difference that will be FELT by you, will be SEEN by others!!
- All camps are 4 weeks in duration and campers have the choice of 3, 4, or 5 days/week - YOU choose the days that fit your schedule for camp!
- The program is run primarily OUTDOORS (with the exception of heavy rain, snow, or ice and then it is moved indoors)
- Each class consists of a warm up, pre-stretch, WORK OUT, and cool down. Once we get going there are NO SCHEDULED BREAKS! If you need to take a breather, then do so and join back in as soon as you can!
- Our workouts change constantly, so you AND your body will never know what to expect. We find this maximizes results and decreases your body’s ability to adapt to a predicable exercise routine.
- Every Wednesday is “CARDIO” day. It is our one predictable day of the week focusing solely on developing aerobic efficiency through interval training. Cardio days cater to walkers, first-time runners, as well as marathoners. You will find yourself getting into shape, running faster and further, while boosting your metabolism and burning tons of calories. Cardio days are comprised of a mix of interval training, tempo runs, hills, stairs, and cardio drills that will make you sweat in a way you didn’t think possible. Most Maine Boot Campers LOVE to hate cardio days!
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What campers have to say:
"I have been doing the Maine Boot Camp for several months now and it has been great. The group of guys that get together in the morning are a great fun group of guys. The workouts thanks to Brian are different on a daily basis and don't get stale. I had been trying for a long time prior to doing this to get into a regular regimen of working out and was unsuccessful. This has allowed me to continue a regular program that has been very successful and I can see and measure the results. From the time I have started I have dropped over 20 pounds, 4 inches on my waist, can run a mile in less than 7 minutes (it took me more than 9 when I started), and am back to the weight I was when I graduated from college 15 years ago. I really can't say enough good things about the camp and am planning on keeping it up for as long as Brian is willing to meet up with us in the morning."
Chris H., Falmouth
“ Even having a full work-out facility in my basement, complete with a huge flat screen did not draw me to any type of regular workout routine. Not having the discipline needed and knowing I was out of shape, overweight and embarrassed about the body I had I decided I would give Maine Boot Camp a try. Being in a public setting with other men who more than likely were younger and in much better shape than me didn't have much appeal, however, I made the commitment and quickly realized that it is one of the best things I have ever done for my physical well being. After several camps, I still have the gray hair, but a body on me that I have not seen for many years. Being retired military and having attended Army Basic Training and Recondo Training almost 40 years ago, I will say that Maine Boot Camp is not like the military one. This is a true fitness program that gives me control over what I do. We all do the same exercises, but I can do as many or less depending on what I feel I can do. No Drill Sergeant at this Camp; instead we have our own Personal Trainer who encourages me to do my best in a positive supportive way.”
Tom G., Cumberland Foreside
"Maine Boot Camp has provided me an opportunity to make a significant lifestyle change. Brian Ericson is very personable and knows exactly when and how much to push you to attain your personal goals. I'm currently in the best physical shape I have been in over the past 10 years. My metabolism has increased dramatically and I now have sustained energy throughout the day - I can even keep up with the kids on the weekend."
Peter S., Cumberland
"When I started boot camp, I did so with some hesitation. I didn’t want to be running around at 5:30 in the morning trying to catch up/keep up with a bunch of superfit dudes. I weighed in at that time at 250, my fitness routine consisted of going to the gym 2-3 times a week while wearing an ipod, watching tv, and working up a mild sweat for 45-60 minutes. WOW, was I in for a shock after my 1st session with Maine Boot Camp. I ached in areas I didn’t know I had muscles. All the other guys said that happened to them for 2 weeks and they where right, after 2 weeks the generalized aches did really settle down. I’m currently into my 4th month and it’s still very hard, but isn’t that what I signed up for?. My fitness and endurance has greatly improved since I started. If you asked me 4 months ago to run a mile I would have laughed. After 2 months there was times that I ran a total of 3 or more miles during a single training session (yes, I’ve counted the laps and done the math)! As far as I am concerned, this isn’t a weight loss program - more of a body reshaping program. My clothes have gone down in size and certain areas have tightened up a little, or so my wife says. I sleep like a log, I’m more energized, and I actually enjoy going to the camp, it’s a good bunch of fellas. There’s some really fit guys, some not so fit and the camp is set up so that everyone gets a suitable workout. The guys who run really fast around the track are not waiting for anyone else to get round it, they are already doing squat jumps, push ups, etc. I could never have achieved this fitness level going to a gym by myself, I definitely push myself way harder in a group. There’s also not many other appointments to clash with at 5:30am, plus if I miss camp it’s even harder when I resume. In the past I have done other group exercise classes and like everyone else I eventually got bored. This camp has an awful lot of variability and I appreciate the thought and planning that Brian puts in each day mixing it up. After 4 months I still don’t think there has been 2 sessions the same. I definitely recommend this camp - I mean what better way is there to wake up in the morning as the sun is coming up, overlooking the back bay, listening to the birds sing, while your body is annihilated."
Gary S., South Portland