Firm up, trim down, and perform mighty feats of strength like throwing a pineapple across a ravine, jumping over a fallen tree, and tearing up children's drawings. For $75, today's Groupon gets you four weeks of unlimited boot camp classes with Camp Gladiator ($150 value).
Ally Davidson, founder of Camp Gladiator, is a former Grand Champion on American Gladiators, making her a rare actual gladiator, blowing all her unfrozen Viking competitors out of the water. She strives to make her camp a fun experience, offering games, races, tug of war, and an "Eliminator" obstacle course.
Boot camp is a great way to push yourself to a higher level of fitness, in preparation for looking great in a tux or fighting off your evil former mentor after he attempts to steal back The Book of Reckoning. Training sessions at Camp Gladiator are appropriate for any level of fitness; the experienced instructors tailor the workout to your ability level, making each one-hour, full-body workout effective, fun, and muscle-inspiring. Bring friends in on this Groupon and discover the funcitement of challenging each other to run faster, jump higher, life heavier, stretch longer, or jimmy jammier.
Camp Gladiator has six locations in Dallas and three in the Plano area, making it easy to stop by morning (starts at 5:30 a.m.), mid-morning (7:45 a.m. or 9:15 a.m.), or evening (4:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 6:15 p.m., or 6:30 p.m.) training sessions before, during, or after work (check the site for specific locations offering each time slot). If you're workout-ambitious, feel free to attend more than one session per day. Call ahead to schedule your first session (not valid at the Addison location). Don't forget to bring along a mat, towel, water, hand weights, and Don Drysdale–autographed baseball.
- I just completed my first week, and so far it's been just the thing I needed. I already feel stronger, not to mention that I sleep much better and feel great both mentally and physically. – Jill P., Yelp
- I work out 4 to 5 times a week including 2 workouts with a personal trainer. BUT this camp still kicked my a** like I'd been a couch potato for months. – Nickie G., Yelp
A Day at the Colosseum
Gladiatorial combat, as popularized in epic films, is a sword and sandaled affair with lots of spitting and clanging metal noises. but these scenes tell only part of the story. For Ancient Romans, a trip to the Colosseum was an all-day affair, like an air show or visiting IKEA. Here’s a breakdown of the most popular gladiatorial events that sated the bloodlust of an empire:
- Blindfolded flaming archery
- Guy we are ambivalent toward versus every known lion
- The Comedic Stylings of Neptune, God of the Sea
- Inventing, banning ancient dynamite
- Swordball: 297 men enter, 68 men leave.
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