Establishing a regular exercise routine is a great way to show your body you care and is much less painful than swallowing a greeting card. Get fit sans paper cuts with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get four weeks of unlimited ladies' New Year's Revolution boot-camp classes at Temple Fitness in Franklin (up to a $209 value).
Husband-and-wife coaches Kelly and Joey Barbera of Temple Fitness—winners of a 2010 Sizzle Award from Southern Exposure Magazine—propel women toward fitness goals at New Year's Revolution boot camps. At each four-week camp, a seasoned trainer and friendly classmates inspire participants of all levels to build strength, endurance, and dioramas of their favorite Olympic moments. Cardio challenges torch calories, and weight-training exercises cultivate lean muscle mass that helps to boost metabolism. By pairing fun indoor and outdoor activities with spiritual encouragement, each daily changing 60-minute workout brims with more energy than a dance party in a particle accelerator. Fitness seekers have been known to drop 7–12 pounds and slim down a pant size or two during the four-week sessions. Before camp begins, the trainer measures each participant's body-fat percentage and crafts a custom nutrition plan, providing a meal blueprint to aid weight loss and construct cathedrals out of tofu cubes. With at least 10 weekly boot-camp sessions as well as morning and evening workouts, Temple Fitness's class calendar caters to a multitude of schedules. Before and after the four-week session, participants will also receive a complimentary body assessment to measure progress and help track goals.
Though Temple Fitness sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
“This is not a gym,” Kelly Barbera told Southern Exposure Magazine in 2010. “This is a boutique-style studio where everybody knows everybody.” Kelly, a former acrobat, and her husband, Joey—a former wrestler and magician who, with the help of his twin brother, performed a successful disappearing act in Las Vegas—run Temple Fitness. In their cozy orange-and-highlighter-green space bedecked with inspirational quotes, the two line the walls with everything comprehensive fitness programs need, from kettlebells to a room dedicated to TRX equipment. The studio wears many hats, with the two designing an assorted handful of fitness and health modalities: Ladies Temple Fit Camp, personal training, CrossTrain, men's strength camp, nutritional planning, and the annual Lift for Lily event to fight childhood cancer.
Together, they push exercisers through routines characterized by an abundance of positive feedback and motivation, a hallmark of their gym. Periodically, the two open the facility to host Able Youth nonprofit boot camp for kids confined to wheelchairs.