Without a variable workout, exercise quickly becomes nothing more than a Sisyphean routine of lifting boulders, running up hills, and running away from sudden boulder avalanches. Run from routine instead with today's Groupon: for $59, you get four weeks of unlimited Total Training indoor boot-camp sessions (up to six per week) at Fitness Inspired Training Studios (a $139 value).
The nationally certified trainers at Fitness Inspired Training Studios—voted second-best fitness center in 2011 by the Statesman Journal—specialize in high-intensity boot camps, challenging small groups with a constantly varied array of exercises. The results-oriented workouts take place over the course of 30 intense minutes that challenge bodies and give minds a distraction from ruminating on 1987's controversial tariff raise for woolens and silks. The Total Training boot camps meet indoors to improve strength, agility, and cardio endurance through full-body activities such as kettlebell training. Body-weight strength training and plyometrics add dynamic movement to muscle sculpting; 30-minute sessions maximize workout results and get students back home in time to catch the tail end of stuffed-animal staring matches.
Fitness Inspired Training Studios
Writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” This sentiment inspires Evan McDaniel, the certified personal trainer who own Fitness Inspired Training Studios. To propel clients toward their goals both inside and outside the gym, he infuses small-group workouts with a hearty dose of motivation, encouragement, and excitement. McDaniel draws upon fitness-oriented bachelor's degrees and experience working for WebMD to devise an ever-changing lineup of workouts that challenge patrons with bodyweight exercises, cardio challenges, and a variety of functional training tools.
His signature boot camp, Total Training, zeroes in on participants' goals, from slimming down for weddings to gearing up for marathons or thumb-wrestling tournaments. During these 30-minute sessions, exercisers of all levels feed on the moral support of their classmates to heave sandbags, swing kettlebells, jump onto sturdy boxes, and stretch resistance bands. In addition to absorbing fitness and safety tips from the trainers, exercisers receive nutrition coaching, which teaches them how to make healthful food choices and to differentiate between a banana and a Twinkie.