Flipping a tire end over end is both a common boot-camp exercise and a gross misunderstanding of what the wheel was meant to do. Rethink conventions with this Groupon.
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- $25 for one month of unlimited boot-camp sessions (up to a $99 value)
- $59 for three months of unlimited boot-camp sessions (up to a $297 value)
Intense yet beginner-friendly workouts teem with exercises such as jogs and sprints, box jumps, sledgehammer strikes, and kickboxing moves. Participants should bring running shoes, sunglasses, bottled water, and clothing suitable for a variety of weather conditions. See the schedule.
Viewed from above, Basic Training’s fitness boot camps look like a track meet designed by worker ants. On the ground, participants bound over hurdles, crawl through obstacle courses, and wield heavy objects such as sandbags, sledgehammers, and beer kegs. In actuality, these workouts are designed by a human fitness expert: Rodney Carson, a drill instructor who has trained at military bases such as the Army National Guard Camp San Luis Obispo and the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.
Based on the Marine Corps physical-training regimen, his boot camps propel participants toward fitness goals while boosting their confidence and breaking their bad habits. Many workouts draw from his experiences preparing for track-and-field events, such as the International Masters Track Circuit, where he won several gold medals for his speedy footwork. Calories melt during his boot camps’ sprints and fartlek runs, and bodyweight exercises make muscles more ripply than an ocean preparing a shaken martini. During field-meet days, dodge ball, kickball, and tug-of-war battles jump-start workouts with an extra dose of fun.
Experienced instructors lead each session, inspiring the group with friendly shouts, hearty claps, and tips on form and technique. In addition to helming camps for civilians of all fitness levels, senior drill instructor Carson and his crew train first responders, such as police officers, firefighters, and soldiers, during special-operations sessions.
Armed Forces Day – Five-Mile Mud Run
Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard come together at the starting line of The Armed Forces Day – Five-Mile Mud Run. It pays homage to military men and women at almost every turn—it takes place on Armed Force Day, and it is designed to support military charities. Participants will even barrel through boot camp-style obstacles such as mud pits, tunnels, walls, and a push-up station. And while the first wave of the first wave is reserved for military men and women, subsequent waves are open to everyone else, including kids and Swamp Things.