Boot camps are a quick way to get in shape for upcoming marathons or adrenaline-pumping prison escapes. Jump the fence with today's Groupon: for $15, you get three boot-camp sessions (a $37.50 value) with A Strong You, a progressive-fitness boot camp. If you buy two of today's Groupon, you'll get to attend a total of six sessions. Choose to participate in any classes within the ongoing sessions, which are held in either William Davie Park or Boyce Park.
A Strong You's fitness boot camps are crafted to suit men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Held outdoors in local parks, the camps are taught by an experienced personal trainer who motivates campers to new fitness echelons with friendly encouragement. The full-body workouts incorporate endurance drills, agility-increasing exercises, resistance bands for muscle development, yoga for balance and flexibility, and plyometric exercises, or jump training. Boot-camp results can include weight loss, boosted energy levels, and toned appendages for flexing in the parking lot 5 miles from the beach. The group classes are ideal for making new friends with similar fitness goals and staying inspired through the daily doldrums of work, bland television, and near-constant tortoise attacks. Call ahead to reserve your spot.
For boot camp, you'll need a yoga mat, a resistance band with handles, a small, pink Danskin palate ball (which can be purchased at boot camp), and plenty of water.
A Strong You comes highly recommended from its boot-camp members:
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Dianna Akar isn't the least bit intimidated by the fact that her clients all start at different fitness levels. On the contrary, she relishes the challenge, tailoring her programs to align with each of their goals. Akar is a certified personal trainer, using her experience to helm outdoor boot-camp sessions for both men and women that draw from yoga, aerobics, plyometrics, strength training, and chimney sweeping.