If cinema truly represented life, workouts would fit into a five minute montage, and boxing raw meat would never lead to salmonella. Enjoy a realistic workout with today’s Groupon to AFV Fitness held at First Step Fitness in Lincoln Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $44, you get 10 boot-camp classes (a $120 value).
- For $44, you get two personal-training sessions (a $150 value).<p>
Weekday boot-camp classes kick off at 5:45 a.m., and Saturday classes start at 8 a.m. Click here for the schedule. Boot-camp sessions run 60 to 90 minutes.
Helmed by a US Air Force veteran, Tony Faltin, AFV Fitness’s high-intensity boot-camps, which are geared to athletes, brides-to-be, and exercise novices, put cardiovascular systems through their paces. With a focus on core strengthening and the ability to launder dress socks on the stomach, Tony employs a series of weight and speed training interspersed with a hailstorm of plyometrics.
During the course of a routine, patrons rotate through free weights and heavy ropes before boosting heart rates and infusing bodies with a flood of oxygen with a final jog. When weather permits, participants tromp out to the nearby lakefront, where patrons can work out to the calming sounds of Lake Michigan lapping against the shore or shouting inspirational phrases. Indoor boot-camp sessions take place in a minimalist warehouse-style setting with a locker room on site for personal belongings. Fitness aspirants can also opt for an individually tailored regimen with two 60-minute personal training sessions.