10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Rugged Fitness (Up to 87% Off)

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Dumbbells aren't necessary to forge ripped biceps, as evidenced by the muscles Sylvester Stallone formed while throwing refrigerators at his stove. Flex your might with this Groupon.

Dumbbells aren't necessary to forge ripped biceps, as evidenced by the muscles Sylvester Stallone formed while throwing refrigerators at his stove. Flex your might with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for 10 fitness classes ($165 value)
  • $40 for 20 fitness classes ($300 value)

Rugged Fitness's boot camps, kettlebell classes, and boxing lessons vary as to difficulty. The Strength Foundations class teaches students how to use TRX resistance bands, heavy ropes, kettlebells, and other unconventional training equipment. With the basics under their belts, they can then plunge into Rugged Boot Camp's drills and obstacle courses—which scale to meet any ability level—or attempt the notoriously difficult weekly Rugged Challenge. See the schedule here.

Rugged Fitness

After Brian Ayers earned his degree in fitness management and went to work in a corporate fitness setting, he discovered a new kind of training—one that involved challenges such as boxing, mud races, and obstacle courses. "I moved away from using machines and dumbbell exercises to exercises that will get people in shape for more athletic things," he says. In June 2011, he decided to open a studio dedicated to the philosophy of embracing challenge, and Rugged Fitness was born.

Traditional machines do not exist at Rugged Fitness. Instead, there's plenty of space for boot-camp workouts, a pull-up area with TRX bands, and 11 heavy bags for boxing classes, which never exceed 11 pupils. Outside, giant tires patiently wait to be lifted and flipped, and an obstacle course with monkey bars, army-crawl netting, and a climbing wall dares visitors to push themselves to their limit. During the interval-based boot camps, students might heft sledgehammers one minute and drop for pushups the next. Because activities focus on increments of time, rather than specific weights or numbers of reps, everyone can calibrate the exercises to their ability level. And the students do have a range of abilities—some are fitness aficionados, whereas others are complete beginners, and one student dropped more than 100 pounds.

To challenge and encourage students, Brian gathered a staff of experienced coaches, which includes a former professional boxer and an amateur mixed-martial-arts fighter. "Our coaches are all very hands-on," he says, "Everything they they're putting you through, they've done. It's not just someone sitting back with a cheeseburger telling you to do pushups." That spirit of camaraderie extends throughout Rugged Fitness's clientele. "You're all struggling through these crazy workouts we're going to put you through," Brian says. Even outside the gym, members frequently band together to complete mud runs, obstacle courses, and marathon Macarena sessions.

To supplement the classes—which include kickboxing, kettlebell conditioning, and the once-a-week Rugged Boot Camp challenge—the trainers offer one-on-one nutrition counseling. An online nutrition program helps steer guests toward healthier diets, analyzing what they're eating based on the calories, nutritional components, and number of Flintstone vitamins hiding in foods.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Awesome gym ... be ready to work without the big gym pressure :-)”

  • “Great communication, looking forward to get training!”

  • “Had an awesome class and everyone was stuck together as a team. thanks”

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    Atlas Tile Plaza

    1870 Berlin Turnpike

    Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109

    860-436-9777

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    Plaza 66

    1156 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike

    Cheshire, Connecticut 06479

    860-863-5944

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In a Nutshell

Boot camps get students flipping tires and navigating an obstacle course; other classes include boxing and kettlebell training

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. must cancel session at least 5 hours before scheduled class. Must sign waiver. New clients only or clients who have not been a member in the last 8 months. Classes are non-transferable. Subject to availability. Must use all 10 classes within 45 days of activation. Must use all 20 classes within 90 days of activation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who take care of their overall well-being with exercise, yoga, and balanced nutrition