The most invigorating workouts involve fresh outdoor air, sunlight, and the chance to finally escape condescending treadmills. Outrun adversaries with this Groupon.
$69 for Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions ($170 Value)
Students should arrive at least 10 minutes early toting mats, towels, dumbbells, and water from home before diving into total-body routines, which are conducted with a lighthearted sense of humor usually found only on I Love Lucy reruns. With rotating intervals of plyometrics, strength, and agility drills, each session is unique, staving off boredom and keeping muscle groups stimulated for enhanced strength building and fat burning. Groups converge six days a week regardless of rain, shine, or thundersnow, and schedules vary by location, though most spots host early-morning and evening sessions.
Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology from Texas State University. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Her boot camps have since expanded to 17 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of any age and fitness level through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Best Boot Camp title from Rare magazine in 2010.