Q: I want to compete someday but as a Mom of three, I do not appreciate the use of steroids, supplement sales pitches and the hardcore, extreme approaches that I read about in the industry. What is the philosophy of CAMP SAVAGE?
A: That is a great question! I am also a mother and it pains me to see young, beautiful, intelligent women destroy their bodies with drug use and over-supplementation. Savage Girls are ALL NATURAL athletes. We do not try to sell you supplements. We recommend very few and they are holistic, organic and pure. We coach our athletes to use food as their fuel instead of a pill. The Savage Girls are known in the industry for capturing the top fitness modeling jobs such as Nike, Bosu, television commercials, Reebok and many more, due to their feminine, attainable appearance. Our World Champions are a testimony to the fact that drugs and supplements are not necessary to achieve your ultimate goals. At CAMP SAVAGE, we show you the healthy approach to nutrition, training, and preparing for modeling assignments or fitness events, or just how to look great at the local PTA meeting!
Q: Do I need to be in perfect shape to attend CAMP SAVAGE?
A: I only expect one thing from anyone who attends Camp Savage and that is …willingness!! Once you participate in Camp Savage, your life will change for the better and you will realize that you are limitless in all aspects of life. Coming to Camp Savage will teach you how to get into the best shape of your life. We do not expect you to be in any specific shape to attend our camp!
Q: What happens if I signed up for camp and can’t make it? Can I get a refund?
A: Cancellations for camps are non-refundable, but PARTIAL credit will be given toward future camps. In the event a camp is sold out, and a cancellation takes place, a 50% camp credit will be given to future selected camps. There are no refunds for nutrition-related or training services provided and there are no transfers to other services. Credit cannot be transferred from one member to another. All services purchased must be used within one year from the date of purchase or it will expire.
Q: I have never competed before, do I need experience to attend?
A: Camp Savage is for beginners as well as veterans. There is always new information to cover so you may be sitting right next to a national champion who attends camp to receive the latest information as well as to get motivated for a new season.
Q: I have attended other camps that only talk about one federation. I am not certain where I want to compete.
A: Camp Savage covers all federations. Our athletes comete in multiple federations and our guest speakers all have experience in each division. We promote your ability to compete in whatever federation you desire. You will receive well rounded information throughout the weekend on all federations.
Q. Why don’t you hold more camps each year?
A. We hold approximately 5-6 camps per year, mostly in Boston, at our facility which is dedicated to competitive fitness and figure. We also occasionally hold camps in states such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, California, Atlanta, Florida and Canada. There are two reasons why I do not hold more camps. First, I am a mom of two children under the ages of five. I travel all over the country and Canada to many competitions with my clients so I do not want to spend every weekend away from my husband and kids. Second, I want all my camps to be REFRESHING. My staff and I put our hearts and soul into our camps and we know that if we held more camps, it wouldn’t be as special. We form a bond with everyone who attends our camp and we love that we only hold a few-it makes it so much more exciting!
Q. What will we do at camp? How much is training involved?
A. From the moment you arrive on Friday night, you are thrust into “show-mode”. Every aspect of preparation is covered. You will not only receive the information necessary to compete but you will hear from competitors who share their experiences of competition preparation. With so many staff who have experience with every major federation, you will find a connection, and an expert, who can answer your questions. With regard to training, we do two-three training sessions during the weekend. However, if you ask any camper, they will tell you that the three posing segments are also quite a workout! We also “bust” a move in our “groove section” and there is also an opportunity to learn strength skills. The core of our training sessions is our Savage signature training (that is soon to be trademarked). Our method is progressive in nature so that you can modify movements based on your desired level of intensity.
Q. I am a bit insecure and I am not sure if a camp atmosphere will be right for me. How can I be assured that I won’t feel uneasy?
A. A CAMP SAVAGE experience is hard to describe in just a few words. All you need to do is look at our Camper Comments page to see how women, just like you, feel after they attend. Competing is a journey for sure, and at first, it can seem very scary, but when you are surrounded by a group of women, who share a common bond with you, it sets you free. Many women have described how this camp broke through some barriers that were once an issue for women and that they finally had the confidence to embark on their dream of competing. As a competition coach, it is my job to not only help you prepare for a show, but to find a way to tap into any obstacle preventing you from having confidence in yourself. We have been incredibly successful in this venture as our coaching style enables us to bring out your best.
Q. Who are your role models?
A. Well of course, my parents are my greatest mentors. They were both teachers, actually my father was Principal of the school I attended and later became Superintendent of Schools so education runs in my blood. I have learned how to educate and motivate and to never let my athletes give up on themselves. I have absolutely learned from my parents’ example. When it comes to our industry, I have been involved with it since its inception and thus, my role models are successful coaches in other sports such as Bill Belichick from the New England Patriots, NFL coach Bill Parcells, and former BC football coach Jack Bicknell. I have read their books, studied their strategies and learned, through them as well as through my experience, how to breed a winner.
*CSF Liability Waiver: By attending Camp Savage, you agree to the following:
1. I understand that any exercise regimen I pursue may create physical stress resulting in harmful
2. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to consult a physician prior to commencing any exercise
3. I understand that my involvement in this or any activity may result in injury and that I am solely
responsible for any injury I may suffer as a result.
4. I agree that Cathy Savage Fitness LLC will have no liability of any kind to me or any member of
my family for any injury whatsoever, that I hereby waive any such claims for injury or illness of
any kind and that I undertake all activities with Cathy Savage Fitness LLC at my own risk.
5. I have no knowledge of any physical or other limitations that may prevent me from safely
engaging in any of the physical activities available through Cathy Savage Fitness LLC and I will
inform Cathy Savage Fitness LLC of any adverse changes in my physical condition.
In the event of any camp cancellation due to bad weather, storms, etc, campers who are preregistered will receive full camp credit to any scheduled future camp savage of their choice. There are no refunds for any camp, workshop or seminar.