COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOT CAMP

What is Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp for Women?

The County’s ORIGINAL outdoor/indoor fitness program and only internationally certified boot camp! MIABC is a special four-week outdoor/indoor  program created to yield maximum results for women of all ages and physical abilities. This Adventure includes premium fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training. You will be inspired and have fun while participating in a fantastic workout led by Certified Adventure Boot Camp Coaches. Each day, camp will be one hour in length.

What makes Michigans Adventure Boot Camps different from other “bootcamps”?

BEWARE OF IMITATORS! Adventure Boot Camps are one of the only truly Certified boot camp companies in Michigan. Our trainers are specially certified to teach boot camp style training. Many boot camps are ran by personal trainers who have a “personal training” certification and no special training on how to teach boot camp style training to people of all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. Some women with different injuries or high blood pressure etc. may need certain modifications and trainers without the knowledge or background may not recognize this.

What do I need to bring to camp?

You will need to bring one set of 8 – 12 lb. hand weights and any type of exercise mat (You can get both of these at any local Target or K-Mart type store). You will also want to bring water to keep yourself hydrated during camp. Optional items are a towel to dry off with and gloves or mittens for cooler weather.  Dress in layers and even if it is chilly don’t worry – you will get warm very fast!  And always bring a good attitude!

What is a typical day like at camp?

That’s difficult to say since each day is intentionally different to alleviate boredom. You can expect a combination of some light running, weight training, obstacle courses, core training, cardio, kickboxing, Pilates, Yoga, and jumping rope all into 1 unique program. Its a progressive program over four weeks. The workouts are specifically designed for women to get the most results in the shortest amount of time. On special days, we may take a field trip to a different location. It’s always an adventure, and you’ll always have fun! We teach you a great deal about proper form and “core stability.”

What kinds of people go to camp?…will I fit in?

They are people just like you. They range in age from 11 – 65+. Some have never exercised, and some are competitive runners looking to train for the next race.  Some have over 100 pounds to lose, and some need to gain weight. They are a group of people who want something better for themselves. They want results, they want to feel great, they want to reclaim their energy, feel attractive and be the very best they can be.  These individuals are looking to jump start their fitness and get fast results. They are determined and committed and many admit they were scared to sign up and get started, but later were SO glad they did!

Will I be sore sometimes?

Most people feel some soreness for the first 2-3 days. After that point, it is slight to moderate. It’s part of the process that lets you improve!

What if it rains?

Boot campers are tough, so we boot camp in the rain. The only time we cancel camp is if there is lightning present or thunderstorms. If you have any doubt, click the little weather icon in the top right corner of the home page of our website within 30 minutes of camp beginning to see any weather related last minute announcements. If camp is canceled, a make up day will be scheduled. Emails are sent out before 5am if camp in cancelled so please check your email if in doubt.

Are there showers?

Showers are not available when we are outdoors, however, showers are sometimes available when we are indoors depending on the location.  Changing rooms are always available during the winter months when we are indoors.

How soon will I see results?

Performance improvement can take place in as little as three days. You will feel less bloated and more energetic in the first week. “Visual Improvement” can take from two to four weeks depending on your effort level and complimenting your workouts with healthful eating. It’s becoming common to see a camper go down 1-2 dress sizes within the first camp.  Remember, everyone is different!

What will I do after camp is over?

You will get re-measured and tested to show your progress and success in the program. Many (up to 80%) of the campers enjoy the program so much, they never leave.

What if I sign up for the three day plan and then want to do more days of the camp?

After starting camp, many women realize how fun and convenient it is so they request to sign up for more days. In addition, they realize that the more days they attend camp the greater the results. In these situations, you will simply be pro-rated from the point you decide to join us for more days (Please contact the office for approval). Yes, you can choose the 3 days of each week. If the camp is turned into a 3 day camp only instead of 5 then the 3 days are Mon, Wed, Fri.

I see that a particular camp just started! I just found out about it. Can I still join?

If the camp session is not already full, then absolutely.  Many people are so excited about the boot camp program, they want to start right away and not wait for the next camp to begin.  This happens often, so chances are you aren’t the only one joining at a certain point.  If you’ve already missed a substantial number of days (over 5 classes), we can prorate the cost.  Just fill out the registration form, and let us know that you want to join the camp already in session. If you missed some days we will normally have you register for the 3 Day option and make up the days you missed.  We’ll send an email invoice for the appropriate amount.

How do I sign up now?

Go to the calendar page and select your desired camp location and dates.   Complete the registration.   At the end of the registration process, please follow the payment instructions to pay using your VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, or Paypal account. Once you have registered, you will receive an email from registrations@mibootcamps.com.  Please read the information and contact us with any questions.

Any other boot camp stuff I need to know?

We understand that the summer and holidays are a precarious time in our campers schedules, therefore we require a minimum attendance (registration) of ten (10) campers to run a camp. If, for some reason, a certain camp offering does get the minimum registration, we will have other exercise opportunities for you to choose from. For example, we may combine one session with a another or you may join an indoor small group session. ALL options are in an attempt to make sure our product offering to you is the best possible!

Is there a refund policy?

There are no cash refunds and all sales are final. If we are notified during business hours prior to boot camp begins we may give you credit towards another camp. There is a 65.00 cancellation fee. Credit towards another boot camp  must be used within 1 year.  It is your responsibility to show up, we will not freeze memberships because of personal mishaps, vacations, work, illnesses etc unless its absolutely debilitating or beyond your control. There are no make up sessions in another camp. This credit is nontransferable. Credit is not given toward private fitness training.  If you are not happy with the camp by the end of the first week we will refund your money, however, if you choose to continue and not accept the refund then a refund will not be given at a later date.

What are the Money Back Guarantee details?

Michigan Adventure Boot Camp is so confident in its results that they offer a 100% money back guarantee.  We do not want any doubts to stand in the way of becoming your absolute physical best. This program is guaranteed.  In fact, if you show up for the before and after assessments, do all boot camp sessions in your plan and follow the nutritional guidelines, turn in your food logs each week, avoid the foods we recommend including alcohol, yet do not see any physical improvements, we will cheerfully refund your money, no questions asked. You have nothing to lose except unwanted fat.

New and improved website coming in January.  The registration and member area has already been implemented and will be integrated with the new website.  In the meantime you can still view our full calendar and registration options on our registration page.