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 deal: for $20, you get one month (12 sessions) of boot camp classes at Fit with Vic (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. Her women's weight-loss support group meets indoors on Thursdays and combines 20 minutes of nutrition work with 40 minutes of exercise.
All outdoor sessions are held at either Earlywine or South Lakes parks, and indoor sessions take place at Antioch Christian Academy. Choose from morning classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays or evening classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Saturday classes start at 8:30 a.m. and are usually offered at no extra charge in addition to the 12-session package. Participants should bring a towel, water, and light weights (if possible).
Although Fit with Vic sometimes offers a two-for-one boot camp special, today's Groupon is still the best deal.
- It is a workout that is challenging, yet fun. Vicki is very knowledgeable and a professional. She is very intune [sic] to each individual that comes to her bootcamps. – Google Maps user who reviewed on 9/1/2010
- She is very patient, makes exercising FUN, and loves to teach people the appropriate way to "get fit." – Google Maps user who reviewed on 7/31/2010