Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

6:00am

Beginners

9:00am

Tahunanui Beach

6:00am

Trafalgar Centre

6:00am

Beginners

9:00am

Tahunanui Beach

6:00pm

Cathedral Steps

6:00am

Cathedral Steps

9:00am

Tahunanui Beach

7:00am

Super Boot Camp

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Tahunanui Beach

Monday

9:00am

Wednesday

9:00am

Friday

Winter break, returns in spring 

Saturday (Super boot camp)

7:30am

Our Tahunanui Beach sessions really are at their best in the warmer months and year round for the 9am sessions.  

They follow the same structure as every other session and last for 1hour.  A majority of the time we are on the beach, enjoying the soft terrain, taking in the spectacular views of the Tasman bay and Haulashore Island while exercising at our gym with a view and fresh sea air.  These sessions often include some agility and running shuttles in the sand good for strengthening our feet and lower legs.  When the tide or weather is less favourable you'll find us exercising back in the carpark, using the vast playground equipment, stretching out in the playing fields or doing a roaming session taking it all in. 

We meet in the main beach carpark by the basketball court, see our map for exact location.  

Every second Saturday we train at Tahuna alternated with a different location around Nelson.  Please see page/schedule under SUPER BOOT CAMP for exact dates and locations. 

 

Cathedral Steps

Monday

6:00pm

Tuesday

6am - Maitai River Walkway/Trafalgar centre

Wednesday

6:00pm

Friday

6:00am

Our cathedral steps sessions in the centre of Nelson city are a hate to love session.  The 6am sessions at these locations are a favourite for many and often see our biggest groups and there is a reason for this!  

They are hard, they hurt, but they are effective.  The stairs themselves provide an effort for many, but throw in some kettlebell carries up the stairs or throwing a medicine ball up them as you go, followed by a few wall sits (trainer Trav's favourite) or crab crawls/spider walks (trainer Laura's favourite) along with a few hundred reps of anything else we throw at you and you'll know why these sessions work.  

Like all the rest they are 1hr long and follow the same structure with a 30min intensity effort in the middle that you'll never forget. 

We usually meet at the bottom of the steps at the 1903 square and make good use of this space and the vacant nearby streets this early in the morning.  

Mornings not for you, then get along after a days work for some you time to either of the two evening sessions we offer at the same location, usually based from part way up the stairs and often found using the grounds of the cathedral.  A great way to end your day. 

Botanics Park

Tuesday

9:30am 

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Super Boot Camp

3rd November

Tahunanui Beach

10th November

Tamaki Street Steps

17th November

Botanics / Centre of NZ

24th November

Grampians Grunt

1st December

Tahunanui Beach

8th December

Tamaki Street Steps

15th December

Botanics / Centre of NZ

22nd December

Grampians Grunt

The purpose of Super Boot Camp Saturday is to EXPLORE.  Explore both our fantastically beautiful region with attending sessions in different locations offering different challenges than our normal locations.  But also to explore yourself with unusual challenges both physically and mentally in new places trying and doing new things, often working in groups to to finish the challenge or complete the task.  They are not for the faint hearted, but then again, anyone can still attend as we tailer the sessions not to favour the fitter few and with the group/team nature its always best to work together.

 

These sessions are every second Saturday and alternate between Tahunanui Beach and another location that each take their turn providing the new challenge.  Sometimes they may go longer than an hour for an extra challenge so be prepared.  We are currently testing ourselves on Nelson's infamous Tamaki Street Stairs, Botanics Centre of NZ, the Grampains Grunt, and are looking for more locations.

Check our Facebook page or schedule page for dates and locations. 

Miram said this after one of those, "Thanks so much for this mornings workout - super tough & awesome.  Love the fact how you kept us so motivated through the pain! Definitely have a spring in my step after that session (well not too much as legs are like jelly ????).  Thank you!!"

Trafalgar Centre

Tuesday

6:00am

The sessions on the Maitai river walkway next to the Trafalgar centre are enjoyed by many.  Its flat (no stairs at all), there is grass, shelter for those wet days (not so frequent in Nelson) and a well lit concrete path which we use most sessions.  Its a great location for a great walkout with many options terrain type which we wait for the sun to rise over the hills behind us.  Come along and try for yourself what games and activities we get up to.  Its the only session of the week at this location.  Meet us in the main carpark by the Trafalgar centre just off Paru Paru road.  

Beginners

Monday

6:00am

Wednesday

6:00am

Friday

6:00am

 

Have you always wanted to attend a bootcamp? Then this one-month block from us is exactly what you need to energise your life. With the help of Nige and the dedicated team, you will be able to break out of your winter routine and start enjoying your life more. After every session, you'll feel more energised and this will allow you to be more productive for the rest of the day. Your trainer will guide you through challenging and exhilarating outdoor boot camp sessions based from the Cathedral steps. Not only will these sessions help you lose weight, but they'll also improve your core strength, enhance your fitness and keep you motivated to continue. So what are you waiting for? A new life is only a simple click away.  The beginner four-week bootcamp runs from the 5th November - 30th November, but you can start attending anytime to get your fitness started gently, Send Nige an email now now to enquire and get started - the gentle way. 

Highlights

  • Get your fitness onwards and upwards before the summer.
  • Designed to help bootcampers get fit and ready to tackle their fitness goals - suitable for any fitness level.
  • This bootcamp is a great way to kickstart a new workout regime without being intimidated.
  • Beginner sessions/group available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.00am at the Cathedral Church steps.
  • The beginner four-week bootcamp runs from the 5th November - 3rd December, but you can attend up to 12 of any of Boot Camp Nelsons sessions over the four week period.

Free Trial

New to Boot Camp Nelson or exercise in general and a bit unsure of what its about?  Then come along to a session for a Free Trial and find out.  

Send us a message first to let us know when you want to attend so we can expect you, and plan a session to allow us time to give you some special coaching attention.  Feel free to ask any questions here too. 

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Nige Burgess

Gaye Evans

Travis Cook

Laura Aiosa

Nige has been a personal trainer, coach and fitness professional for 15 years. He has a Diploma in Sports Studies from Otago University and a Graduate Diploma from AUT. He has spent the majority of his time in the industry being gym-based with a focus on sports performance, strength training, rehabilitation and special populations including stage 3 cardiac rehab and special needs. He has been a volunteer coach with Special Olympics Nelson for 14 years as a powerlifting coach, regularly taking athlete to various national competitions. He has twice been the NZ coach that has taken athletes to the Special Olympics World Summer games in Ireland (2003) and Greece (2011).

During the past 5 years he has been successfully increasing his time spent coaching runners, cyclists and triathletes to completing (first timers) and competing (competitive athletes) in various events in NZ and offshore. This has included running and cycling technique and fitness sessions, along with some private group running/fitness bootcamp type sessions.

Nige has been a competitive track and field athlete as a teenager (medalist at NZ champs), twice represented NZ at World Duathlon champs (2001-10th) and World Triathlon champs (2012-10th). He has finished 10 half Ironman's and last year his first full Ironman in Taupo. He is also a father to a 1 year old girl, Haven whom he loves spending time with in the outdoors with.

I am an independent personal trainer in Nelson. I work in the outdoors, doing general fitness training and showing people that they do not need a lot of equipment to get a good workout, as well as taking clients walking or running on the great tracks that are available virtually at our backdoor.

I am a keen participant in running and Multisport events, and have represented New Zealand in Triathlon and Duathlon.

I have a Certificate in Fitness and Exercise Science and teach on the Diploma in Applied Fitness at NMIT.

My fitness training featured in a Nelson Mail article recently, a personal account of someone who joined one of my early morning beach sessions.

I hold a Diploma in Applied Fitness from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, and I am in my final year of my Bachelor of Sport and Recreation from Auckland University of Technology. I have been taking boot camps since starting in 2016 with an industry experience placement as part of my studies.

My sessions rely on the use of bodyweight and the environment to get a high intensity full body workout. I believe that exercise should be enjoyed, and I try to keep sessions creative and interesting to achieve this. Watching newcomers make noticeable improvements in their fitness through boot camp is incredibly rewarding, and far justifies the early mornings.

When I am not studying or planning a boot camp, I work as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. You will also see me at local running events, orienteering, ocean swimming, or biking pretty much everywhere.

I has been involved in different sport disciplines since she was 11 years old, starting with competitive athletics followed by road cycling, skiing, snowboarding and rowing.

After moving to New Zealand in 2007 I decided to turn my interests into a profession completing a personal training course at Les Mills Dunedin where I started her personal training business. After achieving a qualification with Swimming NZ I started working as a swimming instructor, teaching children, babies and young adults with learning disabilities to swim. At the same time I started taking aqua fitness classes.

Seeing an opportunity to use the skills and experience that she had developed in her fitness career I joined the Bootcamp Nelson team as a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor.

I am very passionate about keeping people active, fit and helping them to achieve their goals. I believe that exercising outdoors and keeping sessions fun and dynamic is the key to positive outcomes. That is why there are so many regulars at Bootcamp.

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Great things come to those who don't wait.

Strive for progress, not perfection.

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.