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 $30, you get one month (12 sessions) of boot-camp classes at Fit with Vic (up to a $110 value).
Nationally certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor Vicki Tri welcomes all fitness levels to her indoor and outdoor boot-camp sessions. Held throughout the week and on Saturday mornings, the boot-camp classes combine aerobic and anaerobic conditioning for a cross-training effect. Participants alternate running and walking hill segments, plyometric drills, and traditional military exercises such as push-ups, jumping jacks, and intense saluting, as well as resistance training, abdominal work, and yoga stretches. Vicki can also modify the routines to accommodate those with physical limitations, such as knee or hip problems and those new to a workout program. To eliminate stress on feet and legs, all outdoor sessions are in grassy areas and never on pavement, which is full of dangerous mother-back-breaking cracks. Vicki also provides nutritional advice to help participants lose weight, placing an emphasis on behavior modification and portion control. In addition, Zumboots, a combination of Zumba and boot camp, is offered on Monday evenings.
Choose from morning classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays or evening classes (women only) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Morning workouts are held outdoors at South Lakes Park, and evening classes take place inside at the Antioch Academy to shield exercisers from the prying gaze of rival athletes or the Sun. Saturday classes start at 8:30 a.m. and are usually offered at no extra charge in addition to the 12-session package.
Although Fit with Vic sometimes offers a two-for-one boot-camp special, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.