Boot camps are a quick way to get in shape for upcoming marathons or adrenaline-pumping prison escapes. Jump the fence with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two weeks (six classes) of boot camp and a nutritional seminar at Firm Body Boot Camps (up to a $159 value), redeemable at seven Birmingham Metro locations (click on a location to see times). With a staff of fitness trainers and muscle magicians, Firm Body Boot Camps' instructors will make fat cells dissolve in mid-air via vigorous exercise routines and a wide range of strength-training equipment. Two weeks of boot camp (a $120 value) will render soft bodies into chiseled granite and a nutritional seminar (a $39 value) will make it impossible for bacon-encrusted bacon to skulk its way onto dinner plates.
Firm Body Boot Camps has been featured on AL.com:
- Unlike typical boot camps, unconventional fat shredding techniques are taught. Tire flipping, carrying a small boulder, or running an obstacle course may be part of your routine during a typical session. These types of activities are not just random exercises; they are designed to help individual [sic] lose weight, tone muscles, increase flexibility and strength. – Clinton Walker
Squad Fitness blasts apart repetitive gym routines and packs the fissures with functional strength training and a blend of fun and no-nonsense equipment. During indoor and outdoor camps, clients may swing kettlebells to crank up triceps, wrestle with battle ropes, toss medicine balls, or use their own body weight to build muscle on suspension equipment. The 45-minute routines kick-start heart rates with cardio drills, and team-based exercises breed camaraderie among campers and ensure backup should the exercise equipment rise up against its masters. Because its maneuvers are fully modifiable, there's ample room at the fitness table for guests of every experience level, including those who have never set foot in a gym.
Supplementary dietary plans and progress-tracking tools collaborate to keep metabolism racing outside of class. To date, Squad Fitness has helped more than 13 individuals lose 100 pounds each, the weight equivalent of a compact car that refuses to exercise.