Sharks once roamed the land getting into fistfights with local mariners, until their embarrassing losing record shamed them back into the ocean. Now, you'll have to travel to their home turf. Luckily, today's Groupon gets you in shape for shark-fighting season: for $59, you get four weeks (up to 12 sessions) of land or water boot camp at Sgt. H2O's Aquatic Boot Camp (a $150 value).
During the marine-centric aquatic boot camp, founder and former U.S. Army deep-sea diver Justin Bradshaw ups the fitness ante by adding a new element to the traditional body-blasting boot-camp regimen: water. A typical session involves such easy-on-the-joints, hard-on-the-muscles exercises as pool sprints, weighted water treading, poolside exercises, swimming with fins, and brick diving. Strength seekers may burn anywhere from 500 to 1,200 calories a session. During the landlubber sessions, trainers push you just as hard through dry diver tactics, such as log drills, calisthenics, sprints, and the little-known technique of air swimming.
Sgt. H2O's Aquatic Boot Camp is designed to push participants to their physical maximum, but trainers also understand that everyone's maximum is different. You won't need to be a gill-augmented Navy SEAL to win the coveted Deep Sea Diver Award for the aquatic class. All you'll need is motivation, dedication, an iron will, goggles or a mask, swimming attire, a workout mat (optional), and a pair of swim fins. For the land boot camp, you should bring a set of dumbbells and a workout mat (optional), which together form the world’s healthiest burrito.