Because they are automatically disqualified from the World's Strongest Man competition, many women never bother to develop the functional strength needed for such everyday tasks as stacking boulders and pulling airplanes with their teeth. Get a more Wonder Woman-esque physique with this Groupon.
$49 for a Four-Week Boot-Camp Package ($219 Value)
The package includes the following:
- 12 one-hour boot-camp sessions
- Personalized dog tags
- Free nutritional workshop
- Pre- and post-camp assessments
Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp fosters an inviting yet challenging fitness atmosphere where women of all ages, skill levels, and abilities convene for 5:30 a.m. classes, held thrice weekly indoors or outdoors depending on location and weather. Free from the competitive environment of a typical gym or hopscotch tournament, the camp employs certified trainers to help participants achieve higher levels of fitness. Each class takes students through a varying suite of high-energy, calorie-pulverizing exercises that might include core conditioning, short-distance running, or obstacle courses. Trainers recommend that participants bring running shoes, an exercise mat, a heckling parrot to provide extra motivation, and a water bottle. A set of hand weights or dumbbells ranging from 5 to 10 pounds is required, with beginners starting at 5 pounds.
Michigan's Adventure Boot Camp for Women
David Krainiak has been fit his whole life, participating in athletics at a young age, graduating from college with an exercise degree, and garnering 15 trainer certifications in his professional career. But the impetus to start a women's-only boot camp began before all that. It started with his grandmothers and his mother, all of whom he watched struggle to stay fit while dealing with their demanding lives. When starting Michigan's Adventure Boot Camp, he sought to create a workout environment that would have welcomed any of his matriarchs—an accessible, noncompetitive camp for women of all ages.
Each boot camp spans four weeks of exercise, with classes held five days a week, with students making sure to attend on three of those days. Classes might meet indoors or out, depending on which of the nine locations a client chooses to attend, but the regimen of exercise remains the same. Trainers cook up new routines daily, which might include fitness kickboxing, jump-roping, obstacle courses, or sport yoga, in which the class plays a scrimmage using the first student who manages to contort themselves into the shape of a football.