What is Bootcamp?

While the PhysXtreme Ottawa boot camp may leave you a sweaty, dirty mess, you’ll find our high-performance training facility to be kept impeccably. The facility itself is jaw-dropping. We have tons of classes to choose from, our coaches are at the top of the charts, and our community is the best in the region, but you’d only believe me if you experienced it for yourself!

The PhysXtreme Bootcamp is a serious strength and conditioning program that delivers the best results possible for the least time investment. If you can ONLY make it the gym 2-3 times per week, you will see the best improvements in strength and conditioning with Bootcamp.

Because CrossFit is highly dependent on skill acquisition, and skill acquisition takes frequent practice, developing proficiency in CrossFit tends to be easier in those who train 4+ times per week.  The PhysXtreme Bootcamp does not use exercises that require a high level of skill such as Olympic weightlifting and their variations, as well as the more advanced gymnastics movements.  This means you get to come in and push harder right from day one.  This translates into improvements in strength and conditioning in less time.

These training sessions are designed for people who can’t necessarily commit to training sessions four or more times per week, but still want to get all the same benefits as CrossFit. Because CrossFit makes heavy use of Olympic weightlifting movements, it requires frequent practice to see improvements. Bootcamp allows those who are only able to train two to three times per week to see better improvements than they would doing CrossFit two to three times per week.

The PhysXtreme Bootcamp in Ottawa and Gatineau uses barbell strength training as its foundation. It also uses an equally wide variety of training tools, allowing for endless variety in programming, which keeps the training fun. And if it’s fun, you want to do it, and if you do it… you get results!


Benefits of Bootcamp:

  • Constant variation in training and challenges
  • Perfect for those who can only train two to three times per week
  • Easier adaptation to higher levels of fitness
  • Build more strength, burn more calories
  • Increase your confidence

Due to the excellent scalability of our programs, you will be doing the same workouts as everyone else regardless of where your fitness level is at the beginning. We will give you suitable regressions and progressions as needed to accommodate your fitness level. You do not have to be as strong, fast, or fit as everyone else, but you must give a 100% best effort, 100% of the time.

New to Bootcamp?

We know joining a gym that specializes in Bootcamp can be a little intimidating. You might start thinking “Can I actually do this?”  In the end, if the people surrounding you in the gym are a great bunch, the “fear factor” really drops down to next to nothing.  And the best way to make sure is to come down and meet the owner and/or one or more of the coaches, to see how it all feels.  We do this through our “No Sweat Intro”.

To take the fear out of the equation, PhysXtreme Bootcamp in Ottawa and Gatineau would like to invite you to book your No Sweat Intro!

In the No Sweat Intro we’ll give you a tour of the facility, and sit down to discuss your fitness goals, prior exercise or training experience, and to see whether our Bootcamp program is a good fit for you.  And because everyone is different, if the bootcamp program doesn’t seem quite right, we’ve got a CrossFit, Kettlebell, and Yoga/Mobility program that may be just what you need.