Going to a boot camp can make you feel like a hardened warrior or just someone who gets pleasure out of the sound of yelling. Feel stronger with this Groupon.
$39 for Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp ($175 Value)
Exercisers gather at one of three shoreline parks—Tom McCall's Waterfront Park, or Willamette Riverfront Park—where they pursue healthier bodies through sun-drenched, windblown outdoor exercise. They powerwalk or jog over carpets of pine needles, then lunge toward the rising sun during morning sessions. Soft grass cushions hands during torso-heaving pushups, which trainers intersperse with entertaining cardiovascular drills and games.
When he's not whipping the youth league of the Portland Timbers into shape, Waterfront Fitness's owner Jason Bell heads to the city’s riverside parks to shape up everyday citizens with rigorous athletic drills. He and his team of six trainers convene beneath Portland's sky during all but the coldest months, incinerating calories during one-hour boot camps held every morning and evening. Other group sessions include Box Fit classes, featuring high-speed punching drills and cardiovascular throwdowns beneath the boughs of mighty park trees, which quickly learn to never pick on any of Jason's students. The trainers also provide general and sport-specific personal training for exercisers in search of an intense, highly personalized regimen to build muscle or burn fat.