Because they are automatically disqualified from the World's Strongest Man competition, many women never bother to develop the functional strength needed for such everyday tasks as stacking boulders and pulling airplanes with their teeth. Get a more Wonder Woman–esque physique with today's Groupon: for $99, for Carolina Adventure Boot Camp for Women (a $199 value). Choose between the following options:
- $99 for four weeks of women's only boot-camp classes in Matthews ($199 value)
- $99 for four weeks of women's only boot-camp classes in Monroe ($199 value)
Carolina Adventure Boot Camp fosters an inviting yet challenging fitness atmosphere where women of all ages, skill levels, and abilities motivate each other's movements. Free from the competitive environment of a typical gym or hopscotch tournament, the camp possesses certified trainers to help participants achieve higher levels of fitness. Each class takes you through a varying suite of high-energy, calorie-pulverizing exercises that might include core conditioning, short-distance running, jumping rope, obstacle courses, and a few last-minute surprise twists, such as discovering that boot camp was all a dream. Guests will also be able to fine-tune their figure thanks to an orientation session, initial fitness screening, nutrition and meal plan, and fitness reports.
Adventure Boot Camps fills its Matthews and Monroe schedules with classes three days a week. It is recommended that participants bring running shoes, an exercise mat, a set of five-pound to eight-pound hand weights, an insult-spewing parrot to provide extra motivation, and a water bottle. Participants may register by calling ahead to schedule times and locations.
Carolina Adventure Boot Camp
Led by an ACE-certified personal trainer, Carolina Adventure Boot Camp takes men and women of any age or fitness level through regularly scheduled 60-minute outdoor cardio romps. Groups are limited in size for each session, helping students get to know one another and allowing trainers to personalize each exercise to individual abilities. The bare-bones structure of each class builds routines around body-weight resistance, running, yoga, and obstacle courses, requiring each participant to bring only water, a yoga mat, and a pair of dumbbells. When not providing positive reinforcement, instructors counsel students on nutritional matters, helping craft nutritious meal plans and sharing healthful cookie recipes that replace chocolate chips with Flintstones vitamins.