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$36 for One Month of Women's Boot-Camp Classes at D.B. Fitness ($120 Value)

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Certified master instructor combines rigorous cardio and strength-training workouts during indoor and outdoor boot camps

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Promotional value expires 30 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit.Reservation required, subject to availability. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Valid for women only. Valid only for option purchased Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

D.B. Fitness - Newport Beach: $36 for One Month of Women's Boot-Camp Classes at D.B. Fitness ($120 Value)

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D.B. Fitness

D.B. Fitness's certified master trainer D.B. is single-minded in his goal to help clients look and feel their best. He achieves this objective through one-on-one personal sessions and small group boot camps—all of which combine cardio and strength training to burn the maximum amount of calories possible. His nutritional advice further inspires clients toward their fitness goals by teaching them how to creatively cut calories.

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    Newport Beach

    1532 Old Newport Blvd

    Newport Beach, CA 92626

    +19494784555

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