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by FitBoot creator
Charla McMillian

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Boot Camp Abs: Get Rock-hard Abs with Former Marine Captain Charla Mcmillian

Click here to read some of the feedback from our clients and the media!

Read the latest magazine articles featuring FitBoot and expert training advice from Charla!
"Gung Ho!: A Marine Corps Boot Camp for Island Jarhead Wannabes" Alameda Magazine, Mar/Apr 2009

Scrubs Magazine: the first online guide to good living for nurses click on the "Nutrition," "Prevention," and 'Weight Loss" subcategories for articles on:
"The Cafeteria Eater's Guide"
"8 Sleep Tips for the Night Nurse"
"Quick Workout for a Wacky Schedule"



The best basicx fitness training parogram . .. anywhere.

WELCOME to the
FitBoot Command Post!

Voted one of the Top 10 Best Boot Camps in the S.F. Bay area 2nd Best Boot camp program in Alameda County (2013)!!

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NEW START!!! Come Re-Learn How Best to Move! April 1, 2014

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Discipline. Structure. Accountability. RESULTS!

FitBoot offers your area's best basic fitness training regardless of your ability to move like you used to.
FitBoot brings you the most efficient, effective professionally accepted training protocols for weight loss, complete fitness, and skill and performance improvement.

  • realistically military-styled accountability
  • legitimate and sustainable weight loss, muscle building, sport improvement, and self-esteem
  • true core conditioning for all ability levels
  • the same strength and conditioning training protocols and nutrition
  • information recognized by professional athletes, sports teams and military elite.

The last time you "try" to get in shape

What Is FitBoot?

Designed and introduced in 1997 in New England by former Marine Corps Capt. Charla McMillian, J.D., CSCS, FitBoot brings you the absolute best in fitness training to San Francisco's East Bay (Alameda)

FitBoot began here as the Bay Area's premiere boot camp fitness program with professionally accepted fitness training protocols, FitBoot now brings movement and training essentials to all athletes regardless of your movement abilities or injury or illness history. If you've put on some extra pounds over the years and haven't been able to take control and trim the bulge, you need to Fall In. If you've been injured or now suffer from an illness that has compromised your ability to walk, or run, or move effectively, you need to Fall In. If your age has made you feel less confident to perform strength training or to play efficiently, you need to Fall In.
FitBoot sees the need.
FitBoot answers the call!
FitBoot received extensive national and local media coverage as the nation's only boot camp fitness program that balanced:

  • realistic military attitude and leadership
  • consistently implemented and updated training methods and standards endorsed by the nation's only distinguished strength and conditioning certifying organizations (NSCA and ACSM)
  • and creation/supervision by a female former Marine Corps officer

    Click here to read some of our client testimonials and excerpts from our media reviews.

    Or check out the day-by-day FitBoot boot camp journal that two HardChargers maintained during their Recruit training a few years ago. Enlightening, entertaining AND they're in great shape now!

    The program is suitable for beginners through experienced athletes, young adults through seniors who are:
    • in good health, and
    • understand and respect the need to maintain their good health and functional movement regardless of their movement ability

    How does the program work?

    Withemonthly enrollment for the weekday morning classes.

  • Your attendance will be expected at each class
    And, yes, we'll check up on you if you start missing classes.
  • Typical class sessions include basics and essentials to improve functional movement, strength, agility, and confidence.
    • basic muscular flexion and control
    • short distance walking when possible, and/or
    • stretching
    all designed to improve your upper and lower body strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, agility, and mental focus.

  • You will be briefed on - and learn to implement - basic nutrition information for lifestyle, performance and appearance improvement.

Where and When do I Report?

Alameda, just near the tennis courts atr lower Washington Park, Monday-Thursday mornings, 0900. Each class is 45 min. long. FitBoot training is conducted outdoors - rain, sleet, or heat with safety always the top priority (so you will be advised for the rare days when Mother Nature requires that we stand down).

Location Training Days FitBoot Roll Call
Alameda, CA Mon.-Thurs. 0900
(9:00 am)

How Will FitBoot Help Me?

  • Positive changes in your energy level, self-confidence, and everyday performance.
  • Fat loss, lean muscular maintenance and development, and coordination andconfidence for as long as you train with us.
  • In FitBoot's completely interactive classes offer no boredom or chance to cheat yourself (you'll never half-step).
  • And with no more than 15 participants in each class, you cannot hide in the back of the class!

All classes are conducted with all movement ability levels in mind, so whether you are limited to remaining in place or require seating or a device for assistance, you still need to stay in shape.
This is the difference you've been lookinfg for whether your ability to move athletically has been compromised by injury, illness, or age, we'll make sure yoiu understand how best to achieve your fitness goals!

What's the bottom line?

(Rates in effect through 12/31/14)
The cost for FitBoot is&70.00/month

Discounts are available for:

  • Retirees from:
    • government employment;
    • law enforcement,
    • fire department,
    • military;
  • Kaiser Permanente healthcare members, and
  • Blue Cross members
  • Agreeing to 3 months or longer training plan.


email: fitboot@fitboot.c om
phone: 1-855-FITBOOT

Latest Tactical Update: 3/132014

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*note: Neither the information on this page nor the FitBoot training curriculum has been reviewed or approved by the USMC or the Department of Defense
For fitness traing course information, to schedule a personal training appointment, or for comments on this web page:
email: fitboot@fitboot.c om
or call: 1-855-FITBOOT



All text, FitBoot, and FitBasic, ©1998-2014 and the FitBoot logo ©2000 by Charla T.-McMillian. You may neither reprint nor distribute any text from this website, in part or in its entirety, without the author's express permission. The information contained on this website is not intended to substitute for medical advice or for the advice of a qualified fitness professional familiar with your individual situation. Individual needs and results may vary. You should seek evaluation from your physician or advice from a qualified specialist before starting or significantly modifying any exercise or diet program.