The four day bootcamp runs from 23-27 September, takes place in Ayia Napa , Cyprus. It is the latest in a series of sporting disciplines he has undertaken including white collar boxing to a 6-day cycle ride to climb the Three Peaks of Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. Also enduring the 1000-mile cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End in 10 days.
The Bootcamp offers strenuous challenges including an Extreme Beach Circuit, a Powerhouse Adventure Run and the penultimate Race the Sun power climb. All programmes are set against various beauty spot locations including Cape Greko and Nissi Beach.
James, 46, from Keighley in Yorkshire, said, “I like exploring new opportunities, this is how we grow mentally, so why not set my Bootcamps abroad in the Sun. The sunshine has such good medicinal properties, it is uplifting mentally and is the perfect ingredient to achieving the best physical output. I have personally visited and selected each of the Bootcamp locations designing a comprehensive training programme to complement the stunning views. I want people to enjoy exercise and use the challenge of a Bootcamp as a springboard to making exercise a habit. I love the buzz that exercise gives you after a hard training session, I can guarantee you will be smiling each day and feeling very proud of your achievements.”
He added, “We often set goals which are not achievable leaving us disheartened and we fall off the exercise wagon. Have you ever asked yourself why you are exercising and evaluated to see if what you’re doing is the right exercise to reach your goals. If you are a 100m sprinter you do not train to run a marathon. My view is to keep your exercise routine simple, keep to the basic and you will not go wrong. However, you sometimes need to shock your body, get out your comfort zone and go do something that will challenge you. The Bootcamp will also help you train your mind, once you tap into this additional source of energy your body will achieve great things beyond your wildest imagination. Are you as fit as you actually think.......my Bootcamp will give you the answers. If you are then it is confirmation your are training correctly, if you are not then it will help your focus for the future”
So why does he call himself Papa? The nickname started at university and he took on the role of managing his housemates with a cleaning rota, From there he went onto working in the police force and managed various teams and once again the name stuck.
James established free Papa Luckman Fitness Group up during the first lockdown to support colleagues to stay active through a difficult time offering free online training sessions and continues his complimentary virtual classes via zoom three times a week