Originally a sleepover camp for aspiring cobblers, boot camp gained popularity as an exercise program when instructors realized that shining shoes for hours often leads to bulging biceps. Polish your pecs with today’s Groupon to B.A.S.I.C. Weightloss Bootcamp. Boot camps are held at the Westside Jewish Community Center in Beverly Hills or in Silver Lake. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get two weeks of boot-camp classes (up to a $125 value).
- For $39, you get one month of boot-camp classes (up to a $250 value).
- For $229, you get three months of boot-camp classes (up to a $750 value).<p>
Certified personal trainer and former Marine Guy LaBrusciano sends calories on a brisk march through a metabolic inferno in one-hour classes that combine functional strength and cardio exercises. Guy’s own experiences in Marine boot camp give him an insider’s perspective on the best ways to kick-start somnolent muscles and the most inspiring Shel Silverstein poems to scream into his cadets’ ears. As they weather a barrage of light and humorous verse, boot campers sweat through a regimen that mimics the intensity of those military workouts on a scale that accommodates all levels of fitness. Guy swaddles his students with individual attention and support, and he also sets his scopes on fat hormones that dare to talk out of line with a body-alignment and strength-intensive course that draws on core conditioning and cardio aerobics to scale stomachs down to size. Workouts change daily, with power ropes and dumbbells giving way to TRX cables and jump ropes for a well-rounded weekly gauntlet.
Metabolisms rise bright and early in boot-camp classes held at 6 a.m. and 7:05 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Workouts often incorporate health and dietary education and always take place in the comfort of an indoor gym, preventing cadets from cheating by pretending to sweat with shirts made dewy by morning grass.
Though B.A.S.I.C. Weightloss Bootcamp offers a risk-free one-week trial and a discount to readers of Agenda Magazine, this Groupon still represents the best value for two weeks, one month, and three months of boot-camp classes.