"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $29, women get a 30-day pass to Boot Camp Mania, with locations in Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg (an $87 value).
Boot Camp Mania is a fitness boot camp designed specifically for women by professional trainer Todd Paul. Each 30-minute routine starts with stretching to warm up muscles and lull fat cells into a false sense of security. Music-based interval training steps up to the plate, sending fat flying with a combination of resistance training, core training, cardio training, and training wheels. Finally, fat-busters can relax with special stretches to slow speeding hearts. The collaborative group atmosphere is ideal for building friendships and plotting corporate takeovers.
Trainer Todd Paul welcomes each camper with a 20-minute telephone coaching session, during which he discusses individual goals and fitness-promoting strategies. All routines are indoors; participants should bring their own water, exercise mat, towel, and stunt double.