Dumbbells aren't always necessary to forge ripped biceps, as evidenced by the muscles Sylvester Stallone formed while throwing refrigerators at his stove. Get out of the gym with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for four weeks of unlimited outdoor boot-camp classes (a $180 value)
- $45 for eight weeks of unlimited outdoor boot-camp classes (a $360 value)
Boot-camp sessions push patrons of all fitness levels through rigorous fitness excursions that blend cardio blasts to boost endurance and strength training to build lean muscle. Guests should bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a couple of 5-pound dumbbells. Early morning and evening classes kick off at the First Baptist Church of Tuscawilla in Winter Park and run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. See the full schedule here.
Fitness by Example
Between 1984 and 1986, Michael Echevarria. For three years running, he out-hoisted all comers to become, and stay, the U.S. Air Force powerlifting champion in his class. But it wasn’t until 1996, when he started training for bodybuilding competitions—which emphasize aesthetics and pageantry over raw power—that he learned how hard it is to shed body fat.
As a personal trainer and owner of Fitness by Example, he leverages that struggle to deliver tailored programs and boot camps to his clients that help them lose weight and build muscle. Clients, ranging from 11 to 91, amp up cardio strength during outdoor boot camps or glean all kinds of benefits, such as lower cholesterol, during one-on-one sessions. When he’s not helping patrons hit their target weight right in its smirking face, Echevarria authors myriad articles that outline clever tricks for speeding up metabolism or the benefits of flexibility.