Extreme Boot CampExtreme Boot Camp
1424 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, CA 91011
(818) 790-2770

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On the Web: www.extremebootcamp.com

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Extreme Boot Camp

Extreme Boot Camp

What is Extreme Boot Camp?

Quite simply, Extreme Boot Camp is the toughest workout you'll ever love! We were founded with one primary mission: To help you achieve the ultimate positive change in your body, health, and spirit. That's why the Wall Street Journal rated us as the most realistic and experienced workout boot camp on the entire west coast. We motivate but don't intimidate. We help you succeed, in ways you couldn't succeed on your own. Don't believe it? See what our founder, Linda Taix, has to say:

I know a boot camp can sound intimidating, but anyone who has the desire to make a positive change in their body, health and spirit can do it with Extreme Boot Camp. According to the Wall Street Journal, we are the most realistic and experienced boot camp on the west coast. It can be a real fun way to workout, but I won't lie to you... it takes hard work, desire, dedication and commitment. Are you ready to do something that most people are afraid to do? It's worth it... because you're worth it. If you could see what I see everyday, you'd witness individuals just like yourself who have made the decision to improve themselves. Don't be afraid to change your life. I do the boot camps because I need to keep on top of my own health, just like you. From the elite athlete to the couch potato, anyone can get results from our outdoor fitness program. You'll learn different ways to eat, exercise and maintain a healthy life style. I've always been very active and have loved it because I love the way it makes me look and feel! I'm determined to help you feel the same way. My Extreme Boot Camp program is ready to help you now, so why wait? Life is short, get on the ball... and THAT'S AN ORDER!

Linda Taix
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What to Expect Extreme Boot Camp

Extreme Boot Camp is different. It's hard. It's demanding. And it's fun. Using supportive and motivational routines, our team of highly-trained former military personnel and expert certified personal trainers will lead you through an intense six-week outdoor fitness program designed to put you in the best shape of your life.
It starts with documented "Before" evaluations to gauge your shape when you start (so you can see how much you've achieved when you finish!). You'll be surrounded by our supportive instructors and other team members who, just like you, want to make dramatic changes in their physical and mental well-being. At Extreme Boot Camp, we will challenge you to push yourself to reach new fitness levels—and we promise you'll have fun doing it!
Extreme Boot Camp has been designed with safe and effective exercises, stressing proper form, technique, and safety. Our expert staff puts your health and fitness first, and will be happy to modify your workouts so that any pre-existing injuries don't prevent you from attaining your goals now.

Enlistment. This is your pre-Boot Camp orientation, in which you'll meet with one of our friendly drill instructors, as they answer your questions, and evaluate you to determine which level of training is best for you. At your orientation, you can expect:

Physical testing:

  • Strengthening test.
  • Endurance test.

Body assessment testing:

  • Recording weight, measurements, and body fat index.

Taking your "Before" photos.

Meeting with our staff nutritionist (to be scheduled). You'll receive your Food Journal when you sign up.Extreme Boot Camp

Assignment. Your test results are used to place you in an appropriate squad, from Beginner to Advanced. Results will also provide you will a base to follow as you progress through the program and for your evaluation at the end our your 6 week session.

Training. We encourage you to participate in one of our Technical Classes to learn correct form, and best prepare you for your Extreme Boot Camp experience.

Indoctrination. This is your six-week boot camp. One hour a day, five days a week, for six tough, fantastic weeks.

What you'll need.

  • Running shoes
  • Exercise mat
  • Weightlifting gloves (optional)
  • Pair of 5-10 lb. dumbbells
  • Jump rope (not for Beginners Boot Camp)
  • Water
  • Layered attire for the outdoors

What to expect. A typical day at Extreme Boot Camp.

Similar to a real boot camp, each day is different, designed to work on various areas of the body and spirit to improve your overall health. The outdoor training can include one or all of the following techniques:

  • Static and rhythmic stretching
  • Running /walking Extreme Boot Camp
  • Military exercise drills
  • Stair climbing
  • Calisthenics
  • Resistance training
  • Obstacle courses
  • Track speed training
  • Plyometrics (speed/strength training drills)
  • Steep hill drills (for the more advanced)
  • Gravity-defying glute exercises and thigh-strengthening moves (ladies)
  • Power yoga
  • Mat palates
  • Free weight exercises
  • Bands/tubes or Body Bars
  • Ab and all-around core training
  • Agility and power drills
  • Partner drills
  • Jumping Rope

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Graduation. Congratulations! You and your squad have achieved your objective! Receive the coveted Extreme Boot Camp T-shirt that only a graduate can earn. Your efforts may even earn you a certificate of accomplishment.

Read more about David

"In July, 2005, I discovered Linda's Extreme Boot Camp in La Canada, and figured I'd give it a try. Having been athletic when I was younger, I thought it would be a good way to get back into exercise. Little did I know that it would change my life completely around." -David F.  
Read more about Joe
  "Now it is a challenge and now I see it is a tailored challenge for each level of ability so you do have to work and they will see when you are not giving your best but the benefits are well worth it. After my 4th Boot Camp I have lost over 49 lbs, more than doubled my initial pushups, almost tripled my sit-ups and cut the time off my mile by over 4 minutes. I now play competitive tennis, ran my first 5k, train for a mini triathlon and have met some of the most supportive people since moving to Los Angeles. I am in the best shape since I was 17 and wrestling." -Joe A.
"I've lost 15 pounds so far and it's changing my life! I'm loving every second of Extreme Boot Camp." says Alan W  
  "Case G. and Kelly A. are just two of our many success stories at Extreme Boot Camp. These ladies have achieved a total combined weight loss of 40 pounds! A picture tells a thousand words... we're very proud of our booters!"
Todd G., Ted S. and Chris M. on top of 12,400 foot New Army Pass in the Sierra's. Carrying 50 pound backpacks for 12 hours a day at high elevation is very challenging. "The training and conditioning from Extreme Boot Camp has really helped our fitness level and has prepared us well to do these hikes." Says Todd G., Ted S. and Chris M.  
  "I've lost pounds and inches and gained strength, energy and made new friends, I love Extreme Boot Camp." says Marla T.
Read more about Kelly
"Without the Extreme Boot Camp staff's optimism and reassurance, their kind words and the occasional "drop and give me 20 push-ups" when I started to slack off – I would not be where I am today.

My life is very different from the old, 'heavy' days. My friends from Seattle don't recognize me when I greet them at the airport, and for the first time in my life – I am happy. Feels like my life is just beginning at 42!" -Kelly T
Read more about Andrew
  "With the skills I’ve learned from Linda and her staff, I’m certain I could go anywhere and stay healthy and fit forever. But I’ll be at Extreme Boot Camp every morning as long as I can. Extreme Boot Camp has not only allowed me to exceed all my old goals, it’s changed my concept of what’s achievable." -Andrew Y.

Read more about Douglas

"I'm floored with the results. I've lost 40 lbs. and a total of 25 inches, dropped 6% body fat, and went from a 10:54 mile run to a 7:15. And there are other benefits-- my legs don't go numb from standing, I don't snore anymore, I lowered my LDL cholesterol 35 points and my self-esteem is through the roof." -Douglas M.  
Read more about Tosca
  Even models need to shape up!

"Extreme Boot Camp is absolutely amazing!! I have gotten better results with them in 6 weeks than I have with all the diet and exercise programs I've tried over the years.

One of the first things I noticed when I started their program is how much they care. It's such a positive atmosphere and they really go extra mile to help you achieve your fitness goals. I was pushed harder, by their wonderful trainers, than I could have ever pushed myself." -Tosca P.

Read more about the Chapman's

"The Chapman family has completed two 6-week sessions so far. We are extremely excited about the results. Debbie and I have lost a combined total of 38 pounds and 36 inches. Melissa has lost seven inches off of her hips alone. I went back to the life expectancy calculator and the results were amazing; I increased my remaining life expectancy by 50%. We can honestly say this is one to the best decisions we have ever made." -The Chapman's  
Read more about Jodi
  “In just six weeks, you will see results if you stick to it and commit. I feel better than ever and want to take myself to my next fitness level. I ran my first 10k after 5 weeks of EBC and did great because of my new fitness level. Thanks to Extreme Boot Camp and all the instructors for their great workouts and support!“ -Jodi C.