Saffron Walden Bootcamp is Saffron Walden’s longest running and successful bootcamp. We offer regular sessions of both indoor and outdoor bootcamps as well as bespoke personal training to the local community.
We focus on helping you to become fitter, leaner and ready to excel in whatever field of activity you choose: Sport, work, living a full and vital life. Whatever your age and condition, we can work with you to make yourself the best possible you.
Our bootcamps bring people together to make fitness fun and varied. If you fully embrace what we do we can also pretty much guarantee it’ll probably be the most enjoyable and rewarding fitness experience you’ll have encountered.
Ready to join?
If you are new to bootcamp we can offer you a ‘New Member Starter Pack’ so we can get to know each other and see where you are with your fitness. During the 6 discounted classes we’ll ease you into some of the movement and concept basics and do our very best to ensure you enjoy all of your WODs (Workout of the Day). We try and ensure you head home for your ‘victory shower’ with a big smile! Simply select the ‘New Member Starter Pack‘ membership. A few simple steps including creating an account in our system and you’ll be booked in in no time!
We look forward to welcoming you to Saffron Walden Bootcamp and to helping you to be the best you possible!
Some examples from our recent Bootcamps
How to become a Member of Saffron Walden Bootcamp
New to Bootcamp?
Come and try it with us
Sign up for our New Member Discount Pack (@ £4 per class), make friends & learn the basics!
A set of ten distinct measurable ‘skill’ attributes applicable to any athlete (you, I, any person), no matter their level of fitness or ability.
These skills are used broadly to assess and develop each athletes abilities so progress can be planned, measured, enhanced. At a basic level this would involve defining and then working on the weaker areas to balance out the deficit with higher skill level areas. In this way athletes deplete weaknesses and heighten skill levels across all ten areas, elevating their ability to overcome the known and unknowable challenges they might face in their chosen sports, competitions, life.
At Saffron Walden Bootcamp, this technique is in-built into our coaching style and delivery. We constantly assess our athletes and work to develop their skills and build all round abilities. This takes time and patience. And we’re with you for the long haul.
Saffron Walden Bootcamp Testimonials
Great value for money!
I felt very welcome from day one & love your bootcamps, I came from a different one before & despite work now running free bootcamps still continue to come to Saffron bootcamp as I love the workouts & feel like I get a lot from Simon in the sessions which makes them worth the money. Plus Simon has been flexible with me as my work schedule means I'm not always about. I won't be going anywhere else!
The best, most encouraging, helpful teachers
I really can't believe I've been going to Saffron Bootcamp for a year now and have managed to increase to three times a week. I feel much stronger both physically and mentally, I have made new friends and most of all had a laugh. Simon Drew is the best, most encouraging, helpful teacher who always pushes us to do more than we think we can, with a smile on his face! Each session is varied and challenging, so we don't have a second to get bored. It doesn't matter how unfit you are, how old you are or what your injuries are, Simon has an answer for everything, so give it a go!
Thanks for the amazing workouts!
I highly recommend Saffron Bootcamp: Simon Drew is a really nice guy, who professionally assembles sessions to meet the requirements everyone regardless their fitness level. I especially appreciate his effort to accommodate members with special needs (injuries for example). Strength and cardio parts are perfectly balanced, so by the end of the sessions I usually very close to the complete exhaustion, but, hey, that's exactly why I go there. Thanks for the amazing workouts!
An absolute joy and pleasure to work with
Simon has a wealth of knowledge and able to advise on fitness, nutrition and general health & wellbeing. An absolute joy and pleasure to work with - highly recommended to ensure you reach your goals whether it's weight loss, fitness or simply to run around like a lunatic having copious amounts of fun in the process!
Love the spirit of the group
I think you’re absolutely brilliant at what you do. Loving the classes and the spirit of the group!
Simon is quite mad: a cross between a cheer-leader and a mechanic
Bootcamp with Simon is an antidote to my sedentary working life. I won't lie, it hurts. It takes me up to two days to recover from a session but if like me, you like your cheese and wine then you've got to do something to keep the machinery ticking over. Simon is quite mad: a cross between a cheer-leader and a mechanic. He gees you up and makes sure that every bit is oiled, tweaked and tested - and because the preventive maintenance happens to include meeting new friends, having fun and doing new things, you almost forget how hard you are working. Spartan is good.
Every session has been different and I've never got bored
I've regularly had two PT sessions a week since last New Year with Simon and can honestly say that I have more strength and stamina - which was my main goal. Every session has been different and I've never got bored. Simon is a great coach, always encouraging and the sessions have been good fun but also very blooming hard work! A great sense of achievement afterwards though. Looking forward to continuing working with him.
Instruction, guidance and encouragement with a dose of good humour
I am sure I'm Simon’s oldest member and until 2 years ago lived my life devoid of exercise. At Simon’s assurance that age was irrelevant, I started bootcamp and found, to my amazement, that I loved it. I am fitter, stronger and my sports physio will confirm that my back has never been in better shape. Simon is an excellent coach, giving instruction, guidance and encouragement with a dose of good humour. You will be part of a community of like-minded people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. They train with serious intent but the fun and camaraderie is always there. The training is always varied, no boring treadmills or machines! I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I love it and so much of that is down to the atmosphere
I’ve never stuck at a class so consistently for so long. I love it and so much of that is down to the atmosphere, no judgement, ‘everyone be who you are and do your best’ space that you create. You're great at what you do.
A great community!
Varied, fun activities with an emphasis on correct technique to avoid injury - and graded to suit each individuals fitness level and ability - and a great community to boot!
For something that's an individual activity, it feels like a team.
This is the first exercise I've actually wanted to stick with and noticed a real change in my body shape and condition. For something that's an individual activity, it feels like a team. Encouragement and support not only from Simon but the other guys and girls is second to none and gets you through those days when it's so easy to say "I'll go tomorrow". I turn up whatever the weather and whatever creative excuse my brain comes up with, it's not beaten me yet!
Ability to make exercise fun
Simon's ability to make exercise fun whilst making sure I am challenged has converted me....previously quite allergic to exercise but now I really want to go along and I feel sooo much better for it.
Positive encouragement to push your limits
If you want to get (a lot!) stronger & fitter alongside supportive, like-minded, down-to-earth people then give Saffron Bootcamp a go. All levels of fitness are welcome & Simon readily offers advice on dealing with specific injuries/niggles. Emphasis is placed on completing exercises correctly & safely but with plenty of positive encouragement to push your limits - it's amazing how much more you achieve than you initially think! Simon enthusiastically provides the opportunities for you to turn up, work hard & be glad that you did!
A dedicated coach
I loved that you ran the class for just 2 people, a dedicated coach who paid attention to 2 totally opposite body types (I'm the non pregnant one!.) Never give up doing what you do!
Gareth John Davies
Helps you get in the right frame of mind
Simon not only deals with your physical well being, his approach to your mental attitude helps you get in the right frame of mind to get fitter, faster, stronger!
A great crowd of people and a lovely atmosphere
I joined Simon at Saffron Bootcamp only very recently having moved from London. Its lovely to be involved in a fitness business that is growing and will no doubt get bigger and better under Simon's stewardship. A great crowd of people and a lovely atmosphere at classes. Looking forward to seeing how it all develops and grows. Well done Simon!
Everyone is so friendly and welcoming
I love all the people who do bootcamp. They are all so friendly and welcoming which I think is a direct result of how you get everyone to have fun and do silly games whilst working hard! I have withdrawal symptoms from your bad jokes when away from it!
I wouldn’t dream of going elsewhere!
I joined Simon about three years ago and found him to be the most supportive person and surprisingly to me, I started to love bootcamp! I do have a mental block around lifting weights ('I can’t...') and Simon is always encouraging and patient! I rejoined Simon this month after about 18 months 'break' and have fitted back in straight away. The like minded people in his groups are friendly and enjoy bootcamps (even the weights)! Thank you Simon – I wouldn’t dream of going elsewhere.
Personal development and a sense of achievement all while keeping fit
There are many bootcamps out there but not all are the same! No other has Simon Drew's enthusiasm, experience and motivational support to guide you through the bootcamp experience in a way that fosters personal development and a sense of achievement all while keeping fit and toned and having fun. Highly recommended by me - someone who has never done any fitness training before and who was very nervous about it. But also for those who already have a level of fitness and want to build on that. Simon tailors his bootcamps for all levels and focusses on making each session right for you, challenging yet enjoyable and always with a smile. Best Bootcamp in the area.
He is a good teacher and remarkably patient!
I used to see a group of people on the Common running around, pulling tyres and ropes and jumping up and down and getting very wet and muddy (being winter). I thought it looked a bit much…not something I’d ever do. Then an influential friend of mine suggested I might actually like it and being January – how about a New Year’s resolution to get fit?
Having considered that I need to get fitter and like to lose some weight I decided to give it a go. And now here I am 9 months later, about to embark on 20 PT sessions (one a week) and bootcamps when I can make them. The reason is that Simon is a great trainer. He motivates and encourages you to push a bit further than you thought you could go, but doesn’t shout! He knows his stuff and helps me understand why form is really important when doing certain exercises. He is a good teacher and remarkably patient!
I really enjoy bootcamp and the PT sessions I’ve had so far. I have a really full on schedule and demanding job in London but I am so much happier and invigorated after every session – and yes – a lot fitter and stronger than I’ve been in a long time. I highly recommend Simon to anyone who may feel a bit cautious about stepping out on this adventure. It’s definitely worth it.
I would just like to say a BIG thank you to Simon
I started running almost 3 years ago, having never run before in my life (nope, not even at school!) and have experienced a complete life change – I am addicted to running.
However, as I have become fitter and faster, I have been experiencing hip problems. Simon noticed my running photos on facebook and kindly took the time to drop me a message advising that heel strike was a big no no. To be honest, I didn’t even know what he was talking about, but after a very enlightening conversation, I came to realise that, if I was going to continue running I had to seriously change my technique. He introduced me to the “Pose” running method and I started to work on changing to this style of running.
A few weeks later, after lots of distance running to work on these changes….I am very happy to say that I am no longer heel striking. I now love running up hills (never ever thought I’d say that!) and have been getting pb’s every week at my running club! Oh, and almost forgot to mention…….my hip pain disappeared almost 2 weeks ago!!
So, I am extemely grateful to Simon for taking the time to give me this invaluable, expert advice.
Might I point out that I live in Queensland, Australia. Simon, you are a star!
A brilliant way to do something just for me!
I have been going to Saffron Bootcamp for 2 years. I started after my second son was born after doing no exercise since my eldest arrived. A brilliant way to do something just for me! Simon is great and every class I've been to has been varied, with different exercises and equipment each week.
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