Boot-camp trainers push people to do more, whether it's doing one more set of bench presses or eating one more box of protein bars. Go the extra mile with this Groupon.
$39 for One Month of Unlimited Women's Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes ($250 Value)
Certified strength and conditioning specialist Jason Lee leads one-hour boot-camp classes for women of all fitness levels. He rallies campers with bouts of short-distance running, jump roping, and calisthenics that utilize the environment, such as pushups against park benches. Classes are held indoors during inclement weather. Routines also incorporate exercises from Pilates, kickboxing, and yoga, and preprogram and postprogram evaluations help track campers' progress by measuring their body-fat percentage and weight, among other factors. Students should bring a set of small hand weights and a mat to class, and they can attend up to four sessions per week depending on their preferred time. Campers meet in Wicker Park. See the calendar.
NorthSide Adventure Boot Camp
When he began lifting weights as a young athlete, Jason Lee's goals were centered on winning. However, the training process soon appealed to him more than the promise of glory on the field. He grew fascinated with the physics of the human body and how one's physique could be reshaped, so much so that he earned a degree in exercise science and nutrition at Florida State University. His experience as a fitness instructor in college led him to the position of head bariatrics counselor at the Miami Heart Institute, where he advised doctors and patients on weight-loss methods.
Now an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist, Jason owns his own personal-training business and leads classes at NorthSide Adventure Boot Camp. His four-week camp program draws from diverse exercise disciplines—including Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and circuit training—to help women of all ages and builds achieve greater wellness. He typically hosts classes outdoors, encouraging groups to conquer obstacle courses and calisthenics exercises through the motivating power of teamwork. With modifiable exercise routines, he ensures that no one is overwhelmed by the routines. He also ups workouts' intensity by a small degree at each successive class, challenging guests to lift dumbbells a little higher or to jog on their hands instead of their feet.