A strong man wrestles you to the ground to show off; a stronger man boosts your self-esteem and then accidentally breaks three of your ribs with a supportive hug. Learn the tenets of both strength and community with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited boot camp classes from Body By Boris (a $79 value). Classes are held at the Gatorball Baseball Academy.
Body By Boris owner Chris Marhefka and his brigade of certified trainers merge drill-sergeant tactics with an engaging group environment to transform flabby frames into fetching figures. Each boot camp session comprises 60 minutes of intense metabolism-boosting cardio, strength training, and stretching, granting each client ninja-like reflexes and the grace of a saber-toothed tiger. The motivating calisthenics connoisseurs help exercisers amp up and tone muscles through a series of pushups, sit-ups, squats, lunges, and basic lifting moves. The classes, which take advantage of the outdoor park's jungle gym, bleachers, and pull-up bars, have been know to simultaneously raise heart rates while dropping blood pressure, cholesterol, and pesky fat deposits.
Classes are held Sunday–Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; navigate to the online schedule for updates.
Body by Boris
As a child, Boris Marhefka took no end of delight in pushing himself to master a variety of sports. He foot-blasted soccer balls to the back of the net, line-slammed intimidating serves as a tennis player, and slam-dunked lacrosse balls or whatever happens in lacrosse. Along the way, he cobbled together a wide-ranging playbook of exercises and conditioning methods.
Today, he and his body-blasting troupe of certified trainers read from those pages to design boot camps aimed at shedding weight and sculpting major muscle groups. With the same goals and techniques, but at a slower pace, they also run Total Fit programs and Man Camp—a muscle-building refiner’s fire that forges ripped glutes and biceps for both men and women with the help of sprinting bursts and massive barbells.
For fitness enthusiasts seeking even more individualized attention, the gym provides private training. Instructors also work with athletes from elementary school to college to help them develop the skills needed to outperform their competition, be it in track, lacrosse, soccer, or duck duck goose.
6750 NW 16th St
Gainesville, Florida 32653Get Directions