Mental fitness may be key to surviving tense Candy Land matches, but nothing enables you to actually lift heavy objects like physical fitness. Today's Groupon whips you into shape, with no room for excuses. For $45, new customers get one month of unlimited outdoor boot camp sessions at Custom Fitness Concepts, up to a $140 value. Once you enroll online, using the special code provided on your Groupon, simply bring your printout to any of Custom Fitness Concepts' 15 area locations (see sidebar). If winter in DC is too brisk for you, or you're currently ducking your snowman ex, you can hold onto your Groupon and use it through July.
Custom Fitness Concepts' boot camp is first and foremost not a gym; it doesn't even hire anyone named Jim. The structured fitness regimens change daily, but expect to experience a mixture of exercise bands, resistance training, cardio, yoga, Pilates, super-slow exercises, and a few surprises of your instructor's concoction. Your friendly, motivational instructors will also tailor the intensity of your workout to fit your own personal fitness level, be it "retired football player" or "just woke up from a coma, so please spoiler alert everything you say." If you're sluggish by nature, the chilly outdoor conditions will make your body want to keep moving. Outdoor boot camp in winter is also nice if you love exercise, but hate sweating.
After a month of unlimited boot camp at Custom Fitness Concepts, not only will you see and feel the results, but also you might smell, hear, and taste them.
Custom Fitness Concepts CEO Tom Kalka was a featured guest on Parker Sunshine's WEBR radio show, Talk of the Town, to discuss group outdoor conditioning. The program was voted number two for Best Boot Camp 2008 by CityVoter, and Customer Lobby users give it a five-star rating:
- I couldn't be more pleased with CFC and I can honestly say that they have developed a fitness program for me that fits my lifestyle. – Jennifer K., Customer Lobby
- Tom and company are great to work with! They love what they do and the feeling is contagious. – IOmandie, CityVoter
- a no brainer to join: awesome trainers, great workouts, cheap rates... it is just part of my daily routine. I feel and look better than when I was in my 20s. – runnerdude, CityVoter
Custom Fitness Concepts
After meeting the physical demands of army training and working for two decades in the fitness industry, president of Custom Fitness Concepts Tom Kalka channeled his health and fitness savvy into CFC's training programs. His expert team of personal trainers visits homes and corporate offices to lead patrons in custom workout routines. Furthering fat-burning efforts, educational seminars on conditioning, nutrition, and orchestrating funerals for annihilated calories prime attendees for a salubrious lifestyle shift. CFC instructors also chisel away unwanted fat with a boot-camp series, whose ever-shifting medley of calisthenics and strength training was deemed the country's second-best boot camp in 2008 by Exercise TV.