More people than ever are living a sedentary lifestyle: waking up in their racecar beds, driving to work in their racecars, sitting for eight hours in the passenger seats of experimental racecars as men in lab coats slam them into concrete walls, and then driving home again. Race to fitness with this Groupon.
$49 for a 21-Day Belly Blast Challenge Boot Camp ($227 Value)
Forte Fitness’s Belly Blast Challenge hands calories their three-week notice before forcible evicting them from the body with a combination of indoor and outdoor boot camps and a complete 21-day meal plan. Certified fitness trainers kick-start rapid weight loss with a 72-hour detox diet that flushes away toxins and prepares bodies for optimal chiseling. The resulting spurt of energy propels participants of all fitness levels through the first workouts, in which trainers shout encouraging words and Shakespeare's most beloved battle speeches as they cycle through an intense regimen that incorporates kettlebells and heart-pumping interval training. Participants also learn how to calculate their water intake and combat binge eating with small, frequent meals. A list of quick and easy recipes eliminates excuses for not eating right, and a print-and-go grocery list helps shoppers stuff their baskets with the right size of hams for midday bicep curls.
Forte Fitness’s owner, Alicia Streger, gathers a crew of trainers whose backgrounds are as diverse as the exercises performed within her boot camps. When not motivating people to achieve their fitness goals, instructors spend time participating in fitness competitions and charity camps within the community, building strong bonds and increasing their accountability and success as co-trainers. Each instructor's background is reflected in his or her physical and mental fitness, and they try to instill that discipline in students through their 21-day Belly Blast Challenges, boot camps, and regular kettlebell courses, all supplemented with nutritional education. For traveling clients who don’t want to lose the rhythm of their routine, the instructors assemble their 20 favorite body-weight exercises, ones that conveniently don’t require using any particular equipment or punching any particular wall.