What You'll Get
Exercise would be a doubly efficient venture if people could split into two halves and have both body sections burn calories simultaneously by riding a tandem bike. Today's Groupon makes the most of feasible workouts: for $44, you get 24 anytime sessions at BlueStar Bootcamp (a $370 value).
At about $15 per class, this Groupon offers an introduction to the game-changing fitness method that is CrossFit. Bootcamp sessions draw on everyday movements such as running after your kids, loading a suitcase into the van, or assembling a yurt out of Lincoln Logs. The 45-minute workouts are typically different every time and incorporate warm-ups, stair-steppings, and running to prime the body for the day-to-day lifting or galloping that can leave an out-of-shape person feeling exhausted and panting for more oats. Though there's an atmosphere of combat readiness, CrossFit instructors vary the weight loads and number of reps to challenge students of every fitness level, and with two locations that hold morning classes Monday through Friday, BlueStar makes it easy to find time for exercise.
BlueStar’s coaches are friendly fitness pros who’ve earned CrossFit certification and live to educate and motivate their clients. Each class is composed of like-minded, supportive individuals who will help keep you focused, motivated, and totally in control of your hot-air balloon even when a wild and turbulent storm knocks it off course and throws you into an ocean made of day-old gumbo.
- Mike and Rick Martinez know a little something about discipline. The Alamo Crossfit coaches and brothers are both veterans, and thier [sic] boot camp-style of training reflects their service. If you can handle the commitment required here, Alamo Crossfit will tighten you up and welcome you into its loyal “tribe.” – Editors, San Antonio magazine
- CrossFitters never do the exact same workout twice, which is appealing to those who dislike monotonous, repetitive workouts. You — and your body — never know what’s coming. – Jessica Belasco, San Antonio Express-News
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate membership by 1/1/11, membership expires within 2 months of activation date. Online reservation required. Valid for women only. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Fitness Porvida
Rick Martinez began his career as a registered nurse, working in emergency rooms across the country to help patients overcome intense physical traumas. However, it was during an 18-month tour of service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center that Rick encountered the mother of a wounded soldier who changed his aspirations in life. Her indomitable spirit and the bravery with which she supported her son through his pain and recovery inspired Rick. Fully intent on helping people develop the unflinching resolve needed to better their own lives and well-being, he founded Fitness Porvida—Fitness for Life.
The center’s health gurus lead CrossFit and fitness sessions for students of virtually any fitness level, using functional exercises to create challenging, full-body workouts that build the strength and endurance necessary for students to bench-press their bathtubs. Yet physical exercise isn’t the only tool that the trainers employ—they also use nutritional guidance and camaraderie to empower their clients. Rick summarized this approach to the San Antonio Business Journal in 2010, saying, “when we treat the body as a whole the results are fantastic.”