Unlike band camp or sleep-away camp, boot camp energizes its participants by having them lace and unlace footwear at a speedy pace. Get fabulously fit with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 24 beginner boot-camp classes at Namaste Personal Training (a $197 value), valid at two Emeryville locations. Students can take classes at either location starting January 18, and this offer is valid for the following class times:
For the Powell Street location:
- Mondays at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
- Fridays at 6:30 a.m.
For the Doyle Street location:
- Mondays at 7 a.m.
- Wednesdays at 7 a.m.
- Fridays at 7 a.m.
At Namaste Personal Training, trainers shepherd beginning campers through a progressively challenging regimen of varied body-sculpting exercises. In 30- to 45-minute classes of 7–15 students, instructors lead locomoting fitness fans through a combination of Pilates, martial arts, hip-hop, yoga, and plyometrics that have greater calorie-burning power and are far more graceful than in-bedroom dance sessions. The course's gentle-start approach starts with modifications that help busy bodies get the moves down before revving up into a more intensive program.
Namaste Personal Training
Kevin Allen earned his personal training certification in 1989, but he didn’t stop there. Instead, he layered more expertise and experience onto his resume with every passing year, finally founding Namaste Personal Training to share his wealth of fitness knowledge with as many clients as possible. Now the gym has been named Oakland magazine's best gym in the East Bay in 2012 and 2013, a title Allen and his team of four trainers uphold by addressing patrons’ individual fitness goals in one-on-one personal training sessions, or obliterating bucket loads of calories in group fitness classes. They also tailor introductory fitness courses exclusively to beginners, lowering class size, shortening duration, and eliminating exercises that involve flaming jump ropes.