Military fitness leader trains stars of Royal Marines show

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The leader of British Military Fitness (BMF) bootcamps held at Bedford Park has trained two soldiers who starred in a recent Channel 4 documentary on the Royal Marines.

Ex-Army instructor Pete Gill, who runs Bedford bootcamps, said: “I’m very proud of them. They used BMF to build their fitness to prepare them for Marines basic training. I have four members also going through the selection process, and over the past year I’ve trained almost a dozen who are now currently serving.”

Alex Cragg, who passes out as a Royal Marine Commando next week and one of the star recruits on the Channel 4 TV show, said: “Training with Pete and the BMF lads helped me a lot as they are all ex-military.

“My fitness flew through the roof with each session. Royal Marines training has been the hardest but most rewarding eight months of my life. If you’re thinking of joining BMF, my advice would be just go for it, it’s more enjoyable and fun than you think, and a great way to stay in shape.

Pete added: “The BMF does cater for all ages and abilities not just Marines. It would be great to see even more faces at our increasingly popular bootcamps at Bedford Park.”

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