Before modern workout regimens, bodybuilders hurled potato sacks into the wind to tone their biceps and took up jobs as ore miners to pump iron. Sculpt your soul sack without a pickax with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 30-day summer slim-down boot-camp package, with one month of unlimited fitness classes (a $197 value), seven-day meal plan (a $19 value), and body diagnostic test (a $100 value), at Lansing Fit Body Boot Camp (a $316 total value). Boot-camp classes run Monday–Friday at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m., as well as on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Trainers at Fit Body Boot Camp shepherd patrons through intensive workouts designed to boost metabolisms and tone musculature for slimmer, more chiseled edifices. Each body-bolstering session combines both cardio and strength training, drawing together the seven primal movement patterns—squats, bends, lunges, pushes, pulls, twists, and gait-enhancing strides—that hark back to when humans were amoebic ninjas in the primordial soup. On average, campers who put in at least 45 minutes three to five days a week may drop 3–6 pounds and 2%–5% body fat over the course of 30 days. Expert fitness gurus encourage clients to work at their own pace, allowing even the most out-of-shape or over-in-shape person to break a sweat without feeling the heat of competition.
Along with weekly workouts, nutritional counseling helps transform torsos into fiery fat-burning furnaces without the use of starvation diets or coal shovelers. A seven-day meal plan helps boot campers keep a healthy diet by tracking fat and calories, and provides advice on shooing away doe-eyed cheeseburgers without hurting their feelings. The package is rounded out with a one-hour body-diagnostic test to guide clients toward their fitness goals. The test gives svelte seekers a snapshot of their physical fitness by calculating resting metabolism and body-fat percentage.
BOOT CAMP 30
High cholesterol and high blood pressure—the doctor who gave trainer Emeka Umeh this diagnosis unknowingly lit a fire beneath a patient already tired of his XXL-sized wardrobe. Emeka worked to overcome the unhealthy habits that had fallen into, completing hardcore workouts that eventually slimmed him down to a mere 10.3% body fat. With compassion for those in similar plights, Emeka now guides patrons of all fitness levels through intensive workouts designed to boost their metabolism and tone their musculature at Boot Camp 30. Each session combines both cardio and strength training, drawing together innovative suspension training and battling ropes with primal strength-training techniques that hark back to when early humans first drove their Camaros out of the primordial soup. Over the course of camp, many patrons see slimmer physiques and beefed-up brawn emerge. In addition to leading boot campers, Emeka also offers personal-training services, conducts body assessments to chart his clients' progress, and outlines nutritional plans, pushing his patrons to live healthier lifestyles.
2824 E Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48912