Unlike summer camps, boot camps won't require you to put on a fund-raising talent show to stop a nefarious computer company from turning Lake Cowabunga into its new industrial-waste depository. Team up to fight unfitness with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp classes (a $197 value) at Fit Body Boot Camp, located on Meany Avenue near Coffee Road.
Fit Body Boot Camp defeats unfitness by funneling it through 30-minute express classes that infuse every session with cardio workouts, weights, and stomach-flattening exercises. A diverse regimen of obstacle courses, hiking, running, resistance training, and crawling allow participants to escape the regular workout doldrums, and the qualified instructors offer their motivation and support to keep the classes fun-stuffed. A nutrition plan is included to help your stomach keep pace with your body's increasingly bulging muscles. Classes—which are held at 5:15 a.m., 6 a.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—take place indoors to avoid the necessity of rolling around on wet grass in the dark of predawn or postdusk.
For John Thompson, it all began with the desire to help people of all sizes and fitness levels live a healthier lifestyle. As a nationally certified personal trainer and fitness coach, John used his know-how to devise the high-intensity Ultimate 30-Minute Workout Experience, an effective, time-efficient workout that targets the whole body. Held 13 times a week, each boot-camp-like session combines cardio, weights, and abdominal exercises to boost sluggish metabolisms, tone muscles, and evict stress from tense bodies. To bolster the workout regimen, John and his fit-savvy crew craft custom nutrition programs, providing an easy-to-follow eating blueprint that helps clients establish healthy noshing habits and fit back into their high-school swim goggles.