A common sight at boot camp is a red-faced instructor shouting intimidating commands to participants straining with pain. At Davis Training, the trainers aim to erase this stereotype by creating an encouraging and supportive environment in which they never force their members to do military-style drills. Each session is geared toward virtually any fitness level and is different from the previous, and this variety helps foster full-body conditioning instead of just building muscles in the arms, legs, or toes.
Designed as one of the tallest, steepest man-made climbing destinations in the Rocky Mountain region, ROCK'n & JAM'n challenges climbers new and old with a medley of nook- and cranny-laden walls. During the two-hour introductory lesson, ROCK'n & JAM'n's full-time, web-slinging instructors teach aspiring mountain goats the basics of belaying (a term used to describe rope management between climbing partners), safety, and how to avoid rookie climbing errors such as ignoring gravity and walking vertically up the wall. After two hours of training, you'll be free to spend the rest of the day taking on challenges such as Boulder or the neck-craning Front Canyon.
CrossFit remixes a long lineup of functional push, pull, and hurl movements that incorporate yoga, boot camp, cross fitness, and more. Kettlebells are an integral part of the routines, as they provide unmatched natural fitness via fluid, powerful, and nearly injury-proof techniques. Though the intensity is high, both men and women of all ages and fitness experience are welcome. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability for fitness buffs of all makes and models. Many CrossFitters find the discipline addictive because of the fast, demonstrable results achieved through hard work and external motivation. Side effects of CrossFit training may include: shearing apart newly tight-fitting clothing by simply breathing, and flying into the stratosphere with one push-up.
Scott Patchett, House of Speed Denver's owner, and his team accelerate the swiftness of amateur and professional athletes age 6 and up with dynamic group training sessions. Get tendons twitching through 120 minutes of stretches, skips, and explosive drills to ante up agility and improve proper form and mechanics. Though the program philosophy stems from principles practiced by a seasoned, professional football player, trainees can apply their amped alacrity to sports and hobbies of all stripes, such as juggling, modern dance, or prairie-dog wrangling. Punch cards can be transferred to friends or shared within families, aiding clans in taking faster morning showers and besting rival cousins in three-legged bag races. This deal is for new customers only, but existing customers can mention this Groupon and receive $50 off any group training package of eight or more sessions, or 10% off private or semiprivate training.
Lance Farrell drew from his extensive background in tae kwon do to take down opponents in the ring for many years before he realized he could use his powers to help others combat obesity and health issues. He developed Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping to provide patrons of all fitness levels with a comfortable place in which to undergo a mental and physical transformation, much like a crushed-velvet cocoon. He stripped away the sparring and contact drills from his fighter training, leaving just the components that burn fat and build muscle.
When students sign up for a program, they're grouped into teams of peers who encourage one another through moments of weakness and provide a sense of accountability. The instructors and coaches guide these teams toward fitness on a 10-week quest based on four pillars—cardiovascular exercise to burn fat, strength training to build muscle, nutrition coaching to map out a healthy diet, and enthusiastic trainers to provide motivation. At the end of each session, each of Farrell's locations rewards a student with a $1,000 prize—or a year’s worth of high-fives—congratulating them on their dramatic physical transformation. Students who stick around and strive to get healthy over the course of a year get a shot at the $10,000 prize, though winners have reported that leading a healthier life is a greater reward than the money.