Bootcamp is designed to get you fitter, stronger and feeling great.

In a group of like-minded people you'll be put through your paces twice a week by one of our instructors to get you fit for summer.


Available at:

Starts: Monday 20 February 2017 - Registrations open 30 January 2017

Duration: Two 50 minute sessions per week for six weeks

Book: At any Rec & Sport Centre or call (03) 941 8999


Type Price
Members $102.00
Non-members $127.50
Non-members boot camp plus centre access* $255.00

*Non-members boot camp plus centre access includes access to all fitness centres, pools and group fitness classes during bootcamp, plus a personal programme (paying members price for spin).  

If you sign up for this option you can book into a personal programme so long as the appointment is within the 6 weeks that the bootcamp is on.  


Centre Days Start Date Time Instructor
Graham Condon Monday, Thursday 20 February  6.10am Ricardo
Pioneer Tuesday, Thursday 21 February  6.10am Celia
Jellie Park  Tuesday, Thursday  21 February  6pm Ricardo 
QEII at Parklands No bootcamp this season

Session structure

There will be a fitness test in the first and last week of the course.

The sessions in between will be structured as follows:

  • Warm up - 5 minutes
  • Team activities - 15 minutes
  • Drills (different focus) - 20 minutes
  • Final quick team activity - 5 minutes
  • Stretch - 5 minutes

All levels of fitness are accommodated with exercises taught with multiple options to suit all abilities.

What to bring

Whatever exercise clothes you feel comfortable in. Bring a warm layer to wear at the start that you can take off when you warm up. Please also wear comfortable exercise shoes.

We recommend you bring a drink bottle and towel.

Injuries and attendance

The aim of these sessions is to have fun, burn calories and develop strength. We are not drill sergeants and we are here to ensure you meet your goals while having fun. Feel free to arrive a few minutes early before the first session and introduce yourself to the instructor.

We encourage everyone to maximise the six week programme with full participation. You must commit to the full six weeks, as there will be no refunds for any sessions missed unless a doctor's note is provided for injury or sickness.

Please let our instructor know if you have an injury that needs to be worked around. They will be able to assess whether or not the injury will impede your workout. In most cases minor injuries can be worked around and you will still be able to participate in the sessions.

If you are injured pre-registration and wish to discuss to see if you will get the most out of the Bootcamp, please contact our Group Fitness Coordinator via the Customer Services desk.

The difference between Bootcamp and Circuit/Xtreme

Within our Group Fitness timetable, we run classes such as Circuit and Xtreme. These classes are of similar level from week to week and are on a drop-in basis.

Bootcamp, is a planned, six week, two sessions per week programme, with a fitness test being carried out in the first and last weeks so we can measure progress.

Each week will have a different focus and energy levels will increase throughout the programme. Participation levels are capped to ensure good attention to each individual and many of the drills and exercises are team focused to heighten enjoyment levels, output, and commitment.