Womens bootcamp Philly- How We Are Different!

 Women’s BootCamp Philly

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Hello, I’m Phil Nicolaou, PhD, NASM,ISSA,IFPA,NESTA Master Trainer. TACTIX and Muay Thai Fitness Certified Instructor and IFPA H.I.I.T Certified Trainer! FMS Certified, CPR/AED American Heart Association!. I am your coach at your Women’s boot camp Philly.

Your average boot camp gives you a random workout!  We like to do things differently! We like to give you a true custom design on the functional movement screen. This series of exams allows us to see where your weak links are to correct them, and progressing you accordingly! We are one of few boot camps in Philadelphia to offer a TRUE custom designed workout in a group setting! 

What other boot camp offers 

-A complete functional movement screening?

-A posture assessment and analysis.

-Corrective exercises to correct your weak links. Bad back? Bad knees? 

-Faster , more effective LASTING results! 





womens bootcamp philly


womens boot camp philly



I started this to offer women anaffordable, exciting, and fun team environment where they can meet friendly like minded women all with similar goals, but one common theme, to do something great for themselves and take time out of their hectic day! The ONLY womens boot camp in Philadelphia for women only designed by a PhD!

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It stems from my desire to just help out! Whether its nutritional coaching, fitness information or just a concern, im always available as your womens boot camp coach in Philadelphia.

I’m Phil. I reside in Wilmington, De. Allow me to be your coach in helping you achieve your healthier lifestyle goals!  Join me for the most fun you will have working out at your womens Boot Camp Philadelphia

I went from being a MVP in HS sports to a sedentary lifestyle, ultimately becoming obese after entering my college years. I had a wakeup call after doing a physical examination with my doctor that showed my BMI (body mass index) as being really bad for someone my height and weight. Granted BMI isn’t the best calculator of health, nor should it be THE only way to determine someone’s current fitness level or health level, but it is what he used.

After seeing my BMI was so bad and my doctor encourage me to do something about it, I did. I joined a local gym and used to workout incorrectly. I was over-training, working the same muscle groups day in and day out, doing too much cardio, until one day I decided to hire a personal trainer. He put me on a cardio and weight training program, monitored my nutrition and after a few months, I had gone down to 15% body fat!

He then asked me, why not pursue personal training as a career or part time option? He felt I’d be great at it. I’m compassionate, caring, motivating, and can make people laugh. The exercise science stuff he felt I could learn. I can help you as your coach at the women’s boot camp Philly

So I enrolled in my first “certified personal trainer course” back in 2000. I started training some of his clients a year before that though.

Since then, after a decade of personal training experience, countless clients successes later, I can help you! I know what it is to go from being obese and unhealthy to being healthy! It took hard work and consistency, however, allow me to show you what I learned through my own personal “weight loss” experience and what I’ve learned through my decade of experience. Let me show you the shortcuts that are effective, safe and fun to get you results fast!
I have over 33 nationally accredited certifications, from two of the major certifying bodies in the industry, IFPA and NESTA,NASM and ISSA. I also am certified as a Master Personal Trainer through these 4 organizations in addition to Sports Nutrition and Advanced Nutrition. So let me be your coach for the womens boot camp Philly.

So I went above and beyond the regular trainer in terms of education, making it my business to be in the know for the most advanced scientific information for your exercise program. You could say its a passion! So combining my education, experience and my unique ability to motivate, encourage and support you through each session and through your transition, you’ll get RESULTS with me.

To top it all off, I take the time to take you to a supermarket to show you what to buy and what to avoid. Its all part of coaching you.

Take a closer look at my credentials listed below. You won’t find a more qualified trainer in the Philadelphia area for your women’s boot camp Philly. 


When you join your Women’s  Boot Camp Philly, you are getting a complete workout like NO OTHER!  PhD Designed!

When campers tell me things like ,”I love this program,” or “Im hooked,” makes me feel amazing to know that im helping impact someones life for a healthier lifestyle!  Come join in on the fun! I bet you get hooked! It is hard to not get hooked. We laugh, tease each other and just have a good time all while sweating and burning massive amounts of calories! Whether it is battle ropes, tires, sprints, hurdles or even burpees, its all great! The most fun and effective way to get in great shape, at Adventure Boot Camp Philadelphia


Interested in individualized training and nutrition progam ? I also offer individual tailored exercise programs. Visit my personal training website for more information!

In addition to being a NESTA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Adventure Boot Camp Trainer, he is a Certified Master Trainer by ISSA,IFPA and NESTA.

ISSA certified

international fitness professionals association

master personal trainer

lifestyle weight management

national academy of sports medicine

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women's boot camp philadelphiaDr. John Spencer Ellis

Each week, over one million people enjoy a fitness, wellness and personal success programs created by John Spencer Ellis. His programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and fitness centers. John is the CEO/Founder of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA), Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) and the Get America Fit Foundation (GAF). He is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for No Limits MMA and Fitness in Orange County, VP of Business Development for MyNutritionStore.com, and on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Sleep Number Bed, Medical Wellness Association, Irvine Valley College, Life & Leisure TV and Health Journal Television. He is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners, the author of How Badly Do You Want It? – Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness, The Compass, and a contributor to Power of Champions, The Code and Peak Vitality.

“John is a combination of Tony Robbins & Jack Lalanne” – The New York Post

John is the former Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine and created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp system in the world. He also created (IMPACT) Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training. His TriActive America signature series of outdoor exercise equipment is used worldwide. John has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Reality, SPIKE and ESPN. He is the fitness and lifestyle expert on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County and Daybreak OC. John has also appeared on Starting Over, Life Moments and Camp Reality. He is the executive producer of The Compass. He hosts The Fit Show, Core 360 Personal Gym infomercial, PersonalTrainerTV.com, The OC Body, The Spencer Power Hour radio show, and the Ms. Fitness U.S.A. and World pageants. He stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp & Kung-Fu Fitness, created programs used by Cirque du Soleil, the U.S. Secret Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships). John is featured in the movie Riches. He was nominated for induction to the Fitness Hall of Fame.

kelli calabreseKelli Calabrese

Kelli is an international and award winning fitness and exercise specialist, as well as a nutrition and lifestyle expert. For over 2 decades Kelli has been serving both wellness wanting consumers as well as fitness professionals through her seminars, products and programs in coaching them to go from where they are to where they dream to be. Clients initially come to Kelli seeking weight loss and ultimately reclaim their lives by gaining energy, improving strength, building new found confidence, reducing pain, eliminating medication and as a beautiful side effect, the achieving the body they desire.

Kelli’s has provided consulting for or been a spokesperson for companies and products such as Kellogg’s, Smucker’s, Quaker, Trident, Crest, Centrum, The Watermelon Council, Bumble Bee, Calvin Klein, Beneficial Insurance and others. She has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and hundreds of radio and print interviews for clients such as Martha Stewart, Cooking Light, Success for Women, Web MD, Prevention, eDiets, Weight Watchers and more. Kelli is also an expert cast member in the movie The Compass.