Latest success Nov 2015..."Stephen is a "Zen" Boot Camp instructor. With calm and respect, he leads varied and fun 45-minute sessions to help each participant reach their goals. I have lost 25 pounds and am stronger than ever!"  -Leslie M

Boot Camp Pasadena is a 45 minute, toning and fat burning program designed specifically for those looking to lose fat and tone.  Be it 15 to 50 pounds, or more.

Our outdoor, fat loss workouts are designed to tighten your belly, tone your arms, and firm your legs.


About Boot Camp Pasadena

After 15+ years of training clients, thousands of sessions, reading tons of books, and learning from some of the best mentors, I've condensed down the best fat loss methods into these 45 minute long boot camp classes.

You'll learn how to lose fat properly, and how to keep it off.

I created this boot camp because I wanted to share a more "down to earth" way of exercising.  I didn't like the military style of other boot camps, with loud and obnoxious trainers in muscle shirts who are more concerned with how they look, rather than your goals.  

If you are lacking confidence or worried about "fitting in", then this camp is a great place for you. We don't compete against each other here.  We work together and encourage one another.  We don't keep score on a whiteboard.  

What I've done here is to create a proven training system whereby we meet in small groups which focus on fat burning and toning.  Our focus is on exercises that work your whole body and core.  

Classes meet twice or three times per week.  Morning camps are from 5:45 AM till 6:30 AM, and evenings we meet from 6:00 PM till 6:45 PM.  Each class is 45 minutes long.   Details below.   

When you join us, you are joining our "family".  Your fellow boot campers really care about your success.  They email each other, run after class, and do whatever they can to encourage each other.

Smaller groups mean that each person gets my personal attention.  I'm here to provide a little push, encouragement, and accountability.  I keep the groups small, so you'll have my full support. This is my commitment to you.

I often tell clients that in order to see results and to get the best out of camp, it's just like a relationship with your partner or family member.  The more you share and express what's going on, the better it is for our relationship...and, in this case, the sooner you'll see the results.

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What Kind of Results Can You Expect?

This is a very common question, and one that is difficult to answer.  Everyone is different.  I've had some people lose 12 pounds in one camp, and my best client lost almost 50 pounds in four weeks. Most clients begin to notice their clothes fitting better by the second week.

(I encourage you to browse through the testimonials to see and hear from real people about their results. Unlike some other sites, there are no miracle promises of "easy fat loss" etc..)

Who Should Take This Boot Camp, and Maybe More Importantly...Who Shouldn't?

Each boot camp has a certain feel to it.  One of the best compliments that I've received from a boot camper was how I "managed to attract such a number or really nice people, and that makes it fun to train".

This boot camp is made up of mostly women between the ages of 20-60, and most are looking to lose fat. We do have a few guys (many in the AM camp), but the majority of my clients are women. 

So if you are a female who wants to lose fat, then this might be a good program for you.

If your goal is to get back in shape, lose fat, and feel better about yourself, then this might be a good choice for you.

Guys too.  If you are overweight and out of shape, then this might be a good choice.

If you don't like running, then this is a great place to be. (I haven't liked running since junior high school. I always thought that it was boring and a pain in the you know where.)  We do some sprints here and there, but no long distance running.  (Do you really need to pay someone to watch you run?  I don't think so.)

Click on the picture to read about Christie's Transformation

Click on the picture to read about Christie's Transformation

"I've been thrilled with the changes in my body over these past weeks.  I've lost anywhere from 1.5 - 3.5 inches from my starting measurements (biggest change is my waist!).  I can't tell you the immense joy it's been to fit into clothes that have been just sitting in my closet for the past couple years.  Jeans, Coop, jeans!!  I can wear jeans without feeling super uncomfortable (from too much belly fat).  I sing your praises every time I put them on!"

Hazel, Pasadena, CA - via email

"I just got back from my parents house, and they both noted that I am looking slimmer lately and...My weight has dropped a bit, about 3-4 pounds, and my clothes are fitting looser, which is kind of amazing because I'm not really doing much working out outside of the boot camp and sticking pretty close to paleo, which seems to be pretty sustainable for me so far.  I'm definitely signing up for the next session as well.
Thanks again Stephen! You're awesome!"

Christina, Pasadena, CA - via email

Who Shouldn't Sign Up...

If you need to compete with others, then this is not the place for you.  We don't post scores or write your name on a whiteboard.

If you are looking to build bigger muscles like a bodybuilder, then this class is not for you.

If you are already in great shape and want to push it even harder, then I can refer you to some other options which are better suited to your goals.

If you are hoping for screaming, camouflage clothing, muscle shirts, biceps flexing, and whistle blowing, then this is definitely not the right camp for you.

If you want someone to watch you run, then I can probably suggest a boot camp near the Rose Bowl for you.


"I'm loving working out at "Boot Camp Pasadena". After only 3 weeks I'm noticing how toned my arms look. I've worked out with trainers, tried other boot camps, joined gyms...basically I've tried everything at least once, but this is the first time I see results this quickly and it's only 3 days a week!" 

Wanda Colón, Actress and TV Host 




Boot Camp Options (Choose 1)

1.)  Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mornings  5:45 AM - 6:30 AM   * Class is Full *

2.)  Monday, Wednesday, Friday Evenings  6:00 PM - 6:45 PM 

3.)  Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 5:45 AM - 6:30 AM

4.)  Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM


May 2016 Camp Dates

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Camps Begin Monday, May 2 (13 classes for $175)

Tuesday and Thursday Camps Begin Tuesday, May 3 (9 classes for $135)

Note:  You can join a camp in progress, as long as we have space, just call or email.

To sign up, please fill out the Pre-Training Forms here.  Once you submit those, I will contact you via email to confirm your spot, and give you more details such as what to bring, and where we meet.

Have questions?  Feel free to call me, (626) 609-7399  Please let me know the best time to call you back.  I'll be able to answer your questions, and you'll get a feel as to whether this camp is a good fit for you. Believe me, I won't try to "sell you" anything.  Having done this for some time now, I have a pretty good idea if this camp is the right fit for you or not. If you decide this isn't the right option for you, no worries.  This isn't about a quick fix, you need to find something that will create a habit for a lifetime.  My main goal is that you choose something that will work for you.   

You can email me your questions too...but it is often much harder to discuss your goals and how I can help via email.



Pre-Training Forms