A good workout regimen provides the courage needed to march back into the office, take the clown nose off, and demand a smaller, funnier car. Fill oversize shoes with self-confidence with today's Groupon: for $89, you get four weeks of boot-camp classes at Houston Adventure Boot Camp (up to a $299 value), with 12 locations available. Click here for a list of all locations. Register to attend five days a week, four days a week, or three days a week during one of the following sessions:
- January 9–February 10
- February 20–March 16
- March 26–April 20
Houston Adventure Boot Camp’s certified personal trainers engage physiques in outdoor locales with a constantly rotating regimen of weight training, obstacle courses, Pilates, and other frame-toning activities during four-week, one-hour boot-camp sessions. Unlike other boot camps that depend on yelling or fire arrows to get bodies moving, the friendly instructors promote an atmosphere of outdoorsy fun in which attendees of all levels perform to the best of their ability while making friends. Students emerge from four-week camps with less body fat, firmer muscles, increased endurance, and sprouted butterfly wings.
The schedule includes morning and evening time slots, with co-ed and women-only sessions available. Students should bring along an exercise mat, towel, water bottle, running shoes, and hand weights (5–8 lbs. for women; 10–12 lbs. for men; 100+ lbs. for Bigfoot) to each class.
Houston Adventure Boot Camp
Karen Mones's passion for fitness began at a young age, exercising to Jane Fonda videos with her mother. She went on to play softball, earn her bachelor's in exercise and sports science, and obtain six instructor certifications in everything from yoga to strength training. She founded Houston Adventure Boot Camp to share her knowledge and passion for fitness with as many people as possible.
She and her trainers create different regimens each day, taking advantage of the city's natural spaces and natural forces to enhance their workouts. They challenge gravity by having students lift their own bodyweight or free weights. Students plow through the heaviest friction the air can throw at them in sprints, and they hold up under constant pressure from the sun to nap in the middle of a field.