Frequently Asked Questions

You're always welcome to contact us with any questions you might have. But to save you some time we've assembled some pretty common answers here.

+Do you have to be in good shape to join?

No. Most recruits have some history of exercise, but it is not required. We encourage everyone to attend no matter what your current level of fitness may be. No one will be asked to complete more than they are capable of doing safely. Or, you may be better suited for personal training. This is one of the best ways to get your body ready for boot camp.

+What type of exercises will I be doing?

Resistance training and cardiovascular exercise such as Running (short distances), Push-ups, Sprints, Lunges, Team-building events, Jumping Jacks, Jump rope, Kickboxing, Yoga, Mat work, Stability Ball/Medicine Ball training, Stretching, Cone drills, Obstacle courses, Search and Find Missions and whatever else it takes to distract you from the fact that you're getting a great workout! Every day will be a completely different workout! FEBC is NEVER predictable, NEVER boring and ALWAYS an adventure!

+What will I get out of attending The Fitness Edge Boot Camp?

Our MISSION is to provide you with an education like never before. We address the MENTAL aspects of fitness on a DAILY basis. For example - you can have the best gym membership in town and the healthiest foods in your kitchen. But, if you don't have the mental focus you're not going to use either one! Whether you stay with us for 8 weeks or 6 months, your "ammo box" will be filled with the CORRECT information you need to succeed at weight loss, improving your muscular composition, increasing your running speed or just getting rid of the self limiting behaviors that have held you back in the past.

+What kind of results can I expect to get from this program?

Getting results comes from consistency and focus. It takes at least 8 to 16 weeks to make a difference in your body composition - period. Non-compliance is the ONLY thing that stands in your way of getting results. Are you going to make up excuses on why you can't eat healthy or why you don't have time to work out? Or, are you going to put forth the effort it takes to get results? Our most successful "LOSERS" are those whose attendance is perfect, whose eating habits have changed, whose negative thoughts have perished and whose determination level - is flying off the charts. If you want results like these - then GET YOUR BUNS TO BOOT CAMP!

+My budget is really tight. Do you have payment plans?

You can get started with a small deposit. And, we can spread your payments out every two weeks. We also accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. You may also want to consider joining with a friend to get some time added. Ask us for details.

+Why all the military themed stuff?

It's no secret that most people need a "kick in the pants", a push, a boost or whatever it takes to get them to start or stick with an exercise program. That is where the military discipline comes in. There is no screaming or "downgrading" in our camp, just encouragement and praise mixed with mentally and physically challenging programs, camaraderie, team building, obstacle courses, nutrition counseling, etc.

+Why should I attend FEBC over the others?

Don't be fooled by cheap imitations. The Fitness Edge Boot Camp is the MOST comprehensive, MOST successful, MOST inspiring, MOST exciting outdoor fitness program offered - period. You'll learn the right way to get in shape without pills, potions, starvation diets and crazy workout routines. You will be quite amazed at all the "extras" that are included in our program. Plus, The Fitness Edge Boot Camp raises money for The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. So, not only are you helping to improve your health, but you are also helping to improve the lives of children in the Santa Clarita Valley.

+Do I need to bring anything with me to Boot Camp?

Yes. You will need a water bottle, exercise mat and two sets of hand weights. We can recommend the appropriate amount of weight for you once we see your performance.

+ What do I need to wear to Boot Camp?

You should wear layers of comfortable, athletic clothing appropriate for the time of the year. You should also invest in a good pair of running shoes. All Fitness Edge Troopers get a discount at Runners Lane in Santa Clarita - ask us for details. The right shoe will make the difference in loving or hating the running experience. Please leave all jewelry and other valuables at home.

+How many people are in each Boot Camp?

The number of people in each course varies. We purposely break the group up into smaller groups to give you more individualized attention. No one will get away with incorrect form, bad posture or hiding Twinkies and Ding Dongs in their backpack!!

+I hate running. Does this program involve a lot of running?

Our program includes various types of conditioning exercises along with running (short distances). However, our program is as challenging as you want it to be. We encourage everyone to go at his or her own pace. We'll give you a "push" when we feel you are ready. Although running is one of the best ways to burn calories, strengthen your cardiovascular system and to lose inches -- you can walk, fast walk, sprint or jog anytime you need to and still get great results. Being that we cater to people of all fitness levels, we'll design exercises for you that won't make you feel like the "back of the pack."

+What happens when it rains?

Boot Camp is held rain, sleet, snow or shine! We want you to get into the habit of NOT letting the weather dictate if you can work out or not. Lucky for us, living in Southern CA allows us the pleasure of not having to worry about rain and other storms too often. However, you can rest assured that you'll never be standing out in the pouring rain - we will always have you under shelter.

+Is this program for adults only?

Depending on the maturity level of the young adult, they may be eligible to workout in the adult boot camp as long as a guardian is in the program too. We encourage parents to workout with their children. It is a great bonding experience!

+What happens if I have to miss a few days due to vacation/being sick?

Our camps are "all inclusive." You get to workout as much as you want in the time frame you purchased (1 month, 2 months, monthly, etc.). You can attend any morning and night camps - even two - three times a day. So, if you have to miss a day or a week - it's no sweat. (It's the same as buying an unlimited visits/package of tanning sessions. If you decide to miss a day or two of tanning - it's ok, because you got such a great deal).

+When is the best time to join boot camp? When are your rates the lowest?

Anytime of the year or anytime of the month is a great time to join! Those who wait until all conditions are just right won't do anything. The best thing to do is "strike while the iron is hot!" Join anytime! Another great tip is to join with a friend and get time added onto your membership.