Without the guidance of boot-camp instructors, groups of fitness seekers have been known to go to extreme measures, such as constructing themselves into a human pyramid and bracing against an onslaught of kettlebell wrecking balls. Build a safer workout regimen with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get 10 fitness boot-camp classes at DavisFit Personal Training, held at Ski Beach in Mission Bay Park (a $200 value).
DavisFit’s certified personal trainers challenge boot campers with a rotating selection of exercises that burn calories and tone muscles throughout the body. Attentive to students’ needs and goals, the coaches modify exercises to suit different degrees of physical fitness and begin each 60-minute workout with a stretch-filled warm-up to prevent injuries. Set against a backdrop of sunrises and ocean waves, cardio drills make hearts flutter, cultivating stamina, endurance, and the ability to run in slow motion. Arms flex and abs ripple during planks and TRX suspension exercises, which use participants’ body weight as a strength-building tool.
With morning, evening, and weekend sessions, the camp’s schedule accommodates early birds, night owls, and the rare midmorning cuckoo-turkey. Though some free weights are available at camp, DavisFit asks attendees to bring along two dumbbells that range from 8 to 20 pounds each. Campers should also pack a bottle of water to stay hydrated, layers of clothing in case of temperature changes, and a large towel for impromptu bullfights.