Going to a boot camp injects military disciplines into your routine, much like setting your alarm clock to “bugle” and reassembling your PlayStation blindfolded. Declassify your abs with this Groupon.
$199 for a 10-Week Body-Transformation Class ($399 Value)
Click here for a list of available class times and locations. Certified instructors lead sessions at locally owned franchises, rallying up to 30 participants for each 45-minute class. Throughout the courses, students aim kickboxing blows at the open air or punching bags to kick-start cardiovascular endurance. Muscles stretch anaerobic bands to their limits in strength-training sessions, and a nutrition plan schedules six well-balanced meals a day to supplement calorie burning.
The included boxing gloves and hand wraps armor hands and wrists for fits of furious punching, and the training manual details techniques and intimidating one-liners for threatening smug-looking punching bags. At the end of the program, patrons can flaunt sleeker and stronger figures, and may win the $1,000 prize that is awarded to the graduate with the most dramatic transformation at each location.
Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping
Lance Farrell drew from his extensive background in tae kwon do to take down opponents in the ring for many years before he realized he could use his powers to help others combat obesity and health issues. He developed Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping to provide patrons of all fitness levels with a comfortable place in which to undergo a mental and physical transformation, much like a crushed-velvet cocoon. He stripped away the sparring and contact drills from his fighter training, leaving just the components that burn fat and build muscle.
When students sign up for a program, they're grouped into teams of peers who encourage one another through moments of weakness and provide a sense of accountability. The instructors and coaches guide these teams toward fitness on a 10-week quest based on four pillars—cardiovascular exercise to burn fat, strength training to build muscle, nutrition coaching to map out a healthy diet, and enthusiastic trainers to provide motivation. At the end of each session, each of Farrell's locations rewards a student with a $1,000 prize—or a year’s worth of high-fives—congratulating them on their dramatic physical transformation. Students who stick around and strive to get healthy over the course of a year get a shot at the $10,000 prize, though winners have reported that leading a healthier life is a greater reward than the money.
Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping
Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.