Fitness bootcamps focus on health and fitness first instead of performance.
An athlete attending a bootcamp is focused on performance in her or his sports. Performance based bootcamps focus on very specific needs of athletes to help them win at competitions. Many of the sports today are not safe or healthy. Just watching a MMA fight hurts. A marathon runner at the end of his run against the best runners in the world will take a long time to recover. A bodybuilder in a dehydrated state to show every fiber to judges is anything but healthy.
These amazing women and men reach for the very extremes of human strength in spiritual, mental, emotional and physical sense. At those extreme levels performance overrides health.
Fitness bootcamps are not performance based . You do not compete in a physical sense to win a prize. But ask anyone who has struggled for a decade or two with weight loss and they will tell you how hard it is. Ask anyone who has lost a loved one to heart disease, diabetes and cancer and they will tell you that life is a prize worth fighting for as much as any gold medal.
Fitness boot camps are a way to accomplish fitness goals.