Boot Camp with Sports Science Institute of SA

It’s tough, it’s fun and it works

Boot Camp with SSISA is an action-packed 4-week fun-filled outdoor training programme, and is aimed at regular exercisers who may be bored with their usual routine and are looking for a new challenge.

Sessions are conducted by dynamic Biokineticists, who will push you, motivate you, laugh with you and even occasionally help you up off the floor!

Your exercise sessions are planned to ensure your overall fitness improves, and the programme includes all aspects of fitness – cardiovascular and muscular endurance, strength and conditioning, core strength and stability and flexibility.

Ideally participants should be injury-free, without any major health risks, currently active (3 or more sessions per week), and enjoy the outdoors and exercising in a group environment.

Are you up for the challenge?

You’ll get…

  • 3 x 1 hour military style sessions a week with like-minded individuals
  • Safely trained by biokineticists
  • To experience off-site sessions in unique surroundings including a morning weekend hike
  • Weekly informative and motivational newsletters filled with educational articles
  • A high quality, moisture management T-shirt


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When, where and how?

Available venues:

  • Cape Town : Newlands, Northern Suburbs, Sea Point

Boot Camp dates:

  • 7 September 2015
  • 12 October 2015
  • 9 November 2015


  • Fitness Assesment – R184
    (Compulsory for first time Boot Campers. Can also be purchased at any stage during subsequent Boot Camps when required.)
  • Boot Camp – R695
    (Standard price for a 4-week Boot Camp with SSISA and does not include the fitness assesment fee. )
  • 3 Consecutive Boot Camps – R1980
    (12 weeks of Boot Camp – excludes any fitness assessments. Debit order option available. )

Boot Camp Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of exercises will I be expected to do in Boot Camp?

Boot Camp exercises are fairly high-intensity, mostly bodyweight-based exercises, which are done outdoors. Examples include: squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, running, jumping-jacks, circuit-training, etc.

Do I have to do an assessment when I sign up?

Yes, if you have not done a SSISA Boot Camp in the preceding 6 months, then an assessment is compulsory in order for us to have baseline measurements of your health and fitness before you start our programme.

Can I do Boot Camp if I’m pregnant?

The intensity and high impact nature of Boot Camp exercises are not advised for pregnant women. Exercising in a more controlled and potentially cooler environment, such as a gym setting, is preferred.

Most gyms would require your gynaecologist to clear you for unsupervised exercise.

How fit do I need to be to cope at Boot Camp?

Ideally you should be used to two to three moderate intensity exercise sessions per week. We suggest that you should be able to run slowly for at least 5 minutes continuously.

We try to accommodate as wide a range of fitness levels as possible, but if you are very unfit and just starting out, your membership consultant may recommend another option before taking on Boot Camp.

You also need to be injury-free or at very least, well aware of your limitations – if not, you are at an increased risk of getting re-injured.

How much weight can I lose on Boot Camp?

Weight loss is determined by a number of factors – and requires adherence to an appropriate eating plan and regular exercise!

You can expect to lose fat on Boot Camp with the overall body-workouts we give you. If weight-loss is your primary goal, and you are relatively sedentary – then chat to your membership consultant, who will be able to advise you on the best programme to suit your needs.

What are the age restrictions to take part in Boot Camp?

As long as you are fairly fit and uninjured, we welcome any persons aged 15 or older.


Boot Camp Testimonials

This was a great introduction to outdoor exercise, and more of a push to improve overall fitness levels. It was a great challenge to keep up with those a lot stronger and fitter.

Janine Rees