Which Boot Camp Is Right for You?
Guess what? There's one for everybody
The way to get lean and healthy is lots of targeted exercise and balanced meals. For, like, ever. But those of us who want fast results--and are willing to work for them--know that we’ll have to really bust a move. Which translates boot camp. We’ve put together some programs, from four days to six weeks in length, that include diet and fitness.
Sure, we might be a little sore. And hungry. But we’ll be so proud of our slim, strong self, we're going to crush 2016.
If You Have 4 Days...
Hit the Ranch 4.0 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. You’ll have 8 hours of rigorous exercise a day including a four-hour morning hike, gym classes and daily yoga. And you’ll get to eat 1,400 calories a day of vegetarian fare. The price is steep ($4,100); however, you do get to sleep in a Four Seasons and have daily massages.
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Two Dole Dr., Westlake Village; 818-575-3000 or fourseasons.com/westlakevillage
If You Have 7 Days...
Challenge yourself to the week-long boot camp led by Lacey Stone. The tall blonde trains celebs like Mary-Louise Parker and is a celebrity herself to regulars at her Flywheel spin class. Her #7DaysStraight program ($590) requires participants to pledge to forgo alcohol, eat gluten- and meat-free meals home delivered from Paleta, and take once or twice-daily spin or exercise classes. Stone’s regimen is great for people who want to challenge themselves a lot but can’t take a whole week away from family and work.
Flywheel Larchmont, 147 N. Larchmont Blvd.; 323-446-2425 or laceystonefitness.com
If You Have 14 Days...
Meant for yoga practitioners who want to mix up their workout, CorePower Yoga’s boot camp ($399) includes six-times-a-week high-intensity strength-training classes as well as weekly heated mat-based core workouts. You’ll also get nutritional guidance.
CorePower Yoga, 3575 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Universal City; 323-969-9642 or corepoweryoga.com
If You Have 21 Days...
East Coast-developed Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp is all about using the great outdoors for its workouts. The 21-day NutriBullet Detox ($310) requires that you give up alcohol and sugar, and asks you to replace two meals or snacks daily with a shake made in your new blender (included in the price). Ten classes are included in the detox, hour-long sessions which include running, high-intensity interval training and strength training with resistance bands on the beach.
Pacific Coast Highway and Montana Ave., Santa Monica; 347-261-9858 or losangeles.brooklynbridgebootcamp.com
If You Have 45 Days...
Learn how to throw a punch as well as tone your tummy with the bikini bootcamp ($250) at Foxy and Fierce. Unlimited weekly Muay Thai kickboxing, private and semi-private coaching, nutritional consultation and weekly weigh-ins are part of the deal.