Before modern workout regimens, bodybuilders hurled potato sacks into the wind to tone their biceps and took up jobs as ore miners to pump iron. Sculpt your soul sack without a pickax with today's Groupon to Elkins Park Boot Camp. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get 10 boot-camp classes (a $200 value).
- For $49, you get 20 boot-camp classes (a $400 value).
Boot-camp classes run Monday–Friday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m., with additional sessions added as necessary to accommodate an influx of Groupon customers.
Trainer Mark Stainthorpe helms Elkins Park Boot Camp, shepherding patrons through intensive indoor and outdoor workouts designed to boost metabolism and tone musculature for slimmer, more chiseled edifices. Each 60-minute body-bolstering session combines both cardio and strength training, using TRX suspension, workout ropes, sand bags, kettlebells, spin bikes, and agility poles to draw together the primal movement patterns—such as squats, bends, lunges, and gait-enhancing strides—that hark back to when humans were amoebic ninjas splashing in primordial soup. Groupon holders will also receive complimentary nutrition planning, before-and-after photos, and before-and-after body-composition analysis with Tanita's SC-331S, which measures health indicators such as body-mass index and metabolic rate.
Campers who attend sessions three to five days a week torch calories, oust body fat, and usher in lean, toned muscle. Expert fitness gurus encourage clients to work at their own pace, allowing even the most out-of-shape or octagon-shaped person to break a sweat without feeling the heat of competition.
The Gym Elkins Park
In the 19 years since it opened, The Gym Elkins Park has worked to provide workouts tailored to the needs and levels of all of its members. In addition to helping members with fitness objectives, the gym also helps with weight management and health services, and offers a variety of fitness solutions, from personal training and fitness memberships to training regimens such as Training for Warriors and boot camp.