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Stanislaus State coach kick starts fitness bootcamp
Taylor Made bootcamp
Taylor Made Bootcamp, led by Stanislaus State cross country and track coach Diljeet Taylor (not pictured), kicks off this Saturday with free sessions at 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. - photo by Photo Contributed

Type of business: Fitness bootcamp


Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 6 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.


Location: TBA


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Specialty: Collegiate-inspired workouts


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What started simply as a vision to help fellow moms get fit has now turned into a reality for Diljeet Taylor, whose Taylor Made Bootcamp begins classes this Saturday.

“It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time,” said Taylor. “I just haven’t really been able to put it together until now.”

As head cross country and track coach at Stanislaus State, Taylor is familiar with getting the human body into tip-top shape. She hopes that the timing of the bootcamp’s kickoff will help those who want to get fit do so just in time for summer.

“I’m going to bring in the same passion that I have with coaching into this bootcamp,” said Taylor.

While the camp will help participants increase their overall strength, Taylor hopes to also share the fitness knowledge she has acquired over the last 18 years of both being an athlete and surrounding herself with collegiate sports. The bootcamp will incorporate some of the same things that Taylor’s teams do in the weight room, including body weight resistance exercises and activities with dumbbells to help strengthen the upper and lower body, as well as the core.

One of Taylor’s favorite things about helping people get into shape is the community that it forms between participants.

“It’s one of those things that is almost second nature to me — not so much the actual exercises but the source of motivation,” said Taylor. “I have the opportunity to do that all year long with my sport, but those are athletes. The second part of my passion when it comes to fitness is the community.”

It’s that uplifting community that sets Taylor Made Bootcamp apart from gyms in the area, explained Taylor.

“Bootcamps are different than the gym because people might pay for a gym and stay committed for a week or two. At an eight week bootcamp, you sign up for it and know the trainer and people that you work out with, so the motivation to get up and get there is more than what a gym is going to draw.”

Women and men of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to join the camp, which starts with free sessions on Saturday at 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The following Tuesday will mark the beginning of the eight week course, which will hold sessions three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 a.m. The cost for the bootcamp is $125, and participants should bring their own yoga mat, dumbbells and of course, water.

“It’s going to be high intensity,” said Taylor. “People will be pushing their physical limits.”

For more information about Taylor Made Bootcamp, email