Boot camps apply military concepts to daily life, as do dance parties set to Morse code and tanks converted into school buses. Declassify your abs with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp classes at Belly Health in Springfield (a $55 value).
Featured in the Springfield Times , Belly Health spurs sinews into action with high-paced, calorie-burning boot-camp classes. Designed to tone hips and sculpt thighs, these one-hour circuit workouts are available for coeds and women-only at indoor and outdoor locations. Certified personal trainer and nutritionist Angi McCutcheon keeps a class schedule that boasts morning, evening, and weekend slots, accommodating even the most hectic of butterfly-breeding timetables. For each class, Angi seeks to foster a challenging yet fun atmosphere for all skill and fitness levels by emphasizing camaraderie, lively music, and shared purpose in building muscle and losing weight. A rotating circuit of cardio and resistance training has campers crunching curls on a stability ball at one station and flexing biceps at the next, using resistance bands that bellow positive reinforcement with each rubbery, Austrian-accented creak.
Angi recommends each camper bring to class an exercise mat, a towel, resistance bands, hand weights (3–5 pounds to start), and a water bottle. Indoor classes are held at Moffitt Elementary School in Springfield; outdoor classes are held at Alton Baker Park in Eugene and behind Splash! Lively Park Swim Center in Springfield, where Angi incorporates bench-pressing dolphins into the camp repertoire.
Angi McCutcheon knows how much work and motivation it takes to get into shape. The certified nutritionist and personal trainer specializes in full-body workouts, weight-loss programs, strength and conditioning exercises, and nutritional consultations. She also runs boot-camp classes and a class designed specifically for moms and their kids.