A strong man wrestles you to the ground to show off; a stronger man boosts your self-esteem and then accidentally breaks three of your ribs with a supportive hug. Learn the tenets of both strength and community with today's Groupon to Eugene Bootcamp. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get eight boot-camp classes and a 10-day healthy-eating plan (an $80 value).
- For $30, you get 16 boot-camp classes and a 10-day healthy-eating plan (a $129 value).
Keeping spirits high with a constantly roiling boil of positive energy, Diane and Guy Urioste of Eugene Bootcamp marshal widely varied exercises for participants of all ability levels. Scheduled Monday through Thursday at 6 a.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., these 45–60 minute classes may include vigorous jump-rope regimens, round-robin circuits, and the 300 Challenge, with 300 reps of various exercises and a log carry that culminates in a slow-motion action sequence of scantly clad men doing math on a chalkboard. On Thursday, classes leg it up Skinners Butte to work out in the reddening dawn. The meal plan provides 10 days worth of healthy-eating recommendations, with low-carb modalities available. All new members can start tracking their progress with an initial fitness test that takes body measurements, evaluates preliminary abilities, and susses out any cybernetic implants.
For those struggling to get fit, Guy Urioste "has been there, done that." Before he whipped himself into shape, the former Air Force airman tipped the scales at 300 pounds. Today, Guy and his wife Diana—both certified personal trainers—lead boot camps at Alton Baker Park and Skinner Butte Park that feature a range of pulse-quickening workouts. The sessions vary from hiking trips to the "300" challenge, during which participants perform 300 reps of multiple exercises before reciting the first 300 lines of The Iliad. Fitness tests, measurements, and nutritional consultations help patrons to track their progress as they shape up.