The most invigorating workouts involve fresh outdoor air, sunlight, and the chance to finally escape condescending treadmills. Outrun adversaries with this Groupon.
$69 for Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions ($170 Value)
Boot-camp participants should arrive at least 10 minutes early toting mats, towels, dumbbells, and water from home before diving into total-body routines, which are conducted with a lighthearted sense of humor usually found only on I Love Lucy reruns. With rotating intervals of plyometrics, strength, and agility drills, each session is unique, staving off boredom and keeping muscle groups stimulated for enhanced strength building and fat burning. Groups converge six days a week regardless of rain, shine, or thundersnow, and schedules vary by location, though most spots host early-morning and evening sessions.
Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.
Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified personal trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010–2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.