In small groups, students cycle through exercises designed to boost strength and tone muscles; a 30-day meal plan maximizes workout results
What You'll Get
Going to a boot camp injects military discipline into your routine, much like setting your alarm clock to bugle and reassembling your PlayStation blindfolded. Declassify your abs with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $36 for 5 boot-camp classes with a 30-day meal plan (a $75 value)
- $60 for 10 boot-camp classes with a 30-day meal plan (a $150 value)
- $91 for one month of unlimited boot-camp classes with a 30-day meal plan (a $240 value)
Classes are held at local parks throughout Austin. Students should bring a yoga mat, 5–8 pound weights, a heart-rate monitor, a water bottle with at least 20 ounces of water, running shoes, and comfortable clothes.
Functional Fitness: Beyond the Bench Press
Functional-fitness exercises focus on making everyday tasks easier. Check out Groupon’s basic rundown.
From shoveling snow to climbing stairs, people constantly carry out tasks that may seem mundane, but can lead to serious injury if the body can't handle the workload. Functional fitness targets groups of muscles throughout the body, conditioning them to work together so they can perform a range of simple tasks more easily and safely. Exercises commonly used in a functional-fitness regimen mimic such everyday movements: squatting to pick up a heavy object, lunging forward toward an out-of-reach ledge, balancing on an unstable chair as the shelf collapses.
Whereas a traditional curl targets the biceps by way of elbow movement, a functional exercise might incorporate the shoulders, spine, hips, knees, and ankles, which trains the upper and lower body to work in unison with the aid of a tightened core. This integration allows the muscles to grow at a similar rate, gaining strength in a way that complements the way a person lives rather than the way they simply work out.
One of the major pros of functional fitness is its ability to suit virtually any fitness goal. A report by the American Council on Exercise determined that functional fitness benefitted adults ages 58–78, while a study by the U.S. Army concluded that CrossFit training increased the work capacity of its top athletes by an average of 20% and "characterizes the type of versatility required of U.S. Army soldiers." Regardless of the intensity, it’s best to start slow. Beginning with exercises that only use the body’s weight helps teach muscles proper form and keep them safe from injury. Once prepared, exercisers can add more resistance with weights, tubing, ropes, elephant trunks, and other tools.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must be 16 or older. Must sign waiver. Not valid with other offers. Classes must be used by the same person. Classes valid only in North Central, South, and South West Austin. Location to be determined upon registration. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.