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I am a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, former Marine Corps captain and author of the book Boot Camp Abs

I have personally helped hundreds of clients improve their health, appearance, confidence, sport performance, and self-esteem.
fat loss
muscular development and shaping
competitive sport prep
health and fitness improvement
injury and chronic condition rehab

In 1997, I created FitBoot - Basic Training for Professionals, still one of the country’s only authentic boot camp fitness programs. We offer boot camp courses in Boston, MA and Alameda, CA.

You can find my expertise and recommendations featured and quoted in:
Oxygen magazine,
U.S. News and World Report,
FIT magazine,
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine,
Boston magazine,
The Boston Globe and many others!

Areas of experience:
•Strength training with and without apparatus
•Basic nutrition counselling
•Athletic/performance conditioning, specifically for general health, military and law enforcement, and recreational multi-sport athletes
•Special populations - children (ages 4-teen), obese (moderate to morbid with average mobility), masters age athletes (50+)

Personal passions: weight training for physique development

Training motto: mens sana in corpore sano (a sound mind in a sound body)

Profile Summary:
Personal Trainer Oakland, CA
Boot camp fitness Oakland, CA
Expert Speaker Oakland, CA
More About Me
strength and conditioning research,
horseback riding (intermediate),
martial arts training (for physique and skill improvement),
skiing (intermediate)
Work Experience:
FitBoot - Basic Training for Professionals, LLC -- Pres. and CEO -- 1997-present.

United States Marine Corps, -- Chief Intelligence Analyst, 1st Marine Division (1987-1990),
Capt. USMCR (1990-1995)

(see full resume at website: Meet the Trainer tab)
- J.D., -- Boston University School of Law
- AB -- Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
- Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, SC
Organizations / Affilations:
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Charla McMillian is located in Oakland, CA and has the following skills: Personal Trainer, Boot camp fitness, Expert Speaker
Sports / Recreation, Outdoors, Motivation / Inspiration, Health / Fitness
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My Skills

Personal Trainer

Category: Health / Fitness
Personal training that comes to you in the San Francisco Bay area.

Training is conducted at your location whether home, office, outdoor park, or health club *(where permitted). We can achieve your goals whether you have tons of equipment or none at all.
Relevant Education / Credentials
NSCA CSCS. More than 25 years experience coaching and teaching people to achieve their fitness goals
Years Experience: 25

Boot camp fitness

Category: Outdoors
Since 1997, FitBoot boot camps have helped folks from elite athletes to complete novices achieve balanced conditioning and superior performance using military techniques and professionally approved athletic conditioning guidelines. The program has received accolades from clients and both national and local area media for its “no frills approach” and inducing every athlete to “give more of themselves physically and emotionally than they ever thought possible”
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 10

Expert Speaker

Category: Motivation / Inspiration
Charla McMillian, J.D., CSCS is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and former Marine Corps captain who has been motivating and inspiring people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their potential for more than 25 years.
Charla brings a law degree from Boston University School of Law (commencement class speaker), an undergraduate degree in English (literary criticism) from Dartmouth College, 8 years of active and reserve duty as a Marine Corps intelligence officer (tactical briefer), lifetime participation in the performing arts, pioneering creation of one of the country's original boot camp fitness programs and a decade of bringing that authentically military styled training to athletes of all backgrounds and abilities.
Charla can bring a highly motivating and informative presentation to your company conference, offsite or luncheon; philanthropic or social group meeting; or charity group.
Topics can include:
-- getting and staying motivated to perform,
-- the value of physical fitness as the foundation for mental and personal achievement,
-- tips and tactics for getting and staying fit,
-- improving your nutrition to fuel performance, and
-- a wide variety of other health and fitness topics

Speaker available California and nationwide.

Charla motivates and inspires people of all backgrounds as she brings a wide range of experience to getting your audience fired up! Call or email to book this speaker.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA; USMCR Capt. -- 1986-1995; J.D. - Boston Univ. School of Law; AB -- Dartmouth College
Years Experience: 25