Muscles, like labradors, must be regularly exercised, occasionally let loose on the beach, and fed an ample diet of iron. Pump up with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited outdoor boot camp at Fitness 1st in Blaine (a $110 value). Morning sessions are offered at 7 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Evening sessions are available at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Fitness 1st's staff of certified personal trainers leads nine intensive, one-hour boot camp workouts each week. In each session, campers swing kettlebells, flip tractor tires, climb ropes, and bench-press rutabagas to build strength, gulping big lungfuls of the Outdoor Training Zone's fresh, cool air. The camp's small class sizes build camaraderie, and students shout encouragement and support at each other as they sweat and strain through workouts. Post torso-toning, trainees stretch sinews with a combination of yoga and Pilates exercises and practice bending barbells in half using only their minds.
At Fitness 1st, certified personal trainers inspire clients to make exercise a priority during fun, confidence-building workouts. Though the studio spans 6,500 square feet, personalized attention from the staff makes it feel as cozy as a fireplace clad in long underwear. Here, exercisers chase down their goals during one-on-one training sessions and buddy-training workouts. To promote mind-body wellness and ease muscle soreness, clients can sample up to four types of massage therapy in a secluded kneading area. Swedish massages target stress with long, flowing strokes, and sports massages can enhance performance during athletic events and the breakdancing portion of Shakespearean plays.