In the natural world, survival of the fittest motivates foxes, frogs, and bears to stay healthy or else become food for winged sharks. Because modern conveniences such as cars and online dating naturally demotivate humans from fitness, today’s Groupon will marshal your muscles back into shape. For $35, new students will get one month of unlimited boot camp classes from Fitness Battalion (a $125 value), with two locations in Piedmont Park and Chastain Park. The 45-minute sessions are scheduled at 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in Piedmont Park, 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays in Piedmont Park and Chastain Park, and at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays in Piedmont Park. Buy up to three Groupons for three months of motivation, sweat, character-building muscles, and muscle-building characters.
The motivational drill sergeants at Fitness Battalion will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, like that urban legend about brushing your teeth regularly. Each exercise at Fitness Battalion’s boot camp is adjustable for all levels of fitness, and the friendly instructors will demonstrate how to make each move challenging no matter what your level. Because of the instructor-student ratio of 1 teacher for every 15–20 students, your instructors will have a chance to give you individual attention so you won’t slack off or hurt yourself.
Fitness Battalion's continued success is due largely to its holistic approach to fitness. Since 1996, the muscle-makers at Fitness Battalion have helped hordes of Atlantans teach their muscles new tricks, such as flexing the can-can, making fresh strawberry lemonade, and celebrity voice impressions. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.
Nine Kudzu reviewers award Fitness Battalion Boot Camp a perfect five stars:
Fitness Battalion CrossFit
The certified instructors of Fitness Battalion move CrossFit out of the box and into the urban wild. Their boot-camp classes meet at four parks throughout the city, making use of hills, benches, and playground equipment to support the same exercise moves you might see in a CrossFit gym. Students heft their own bodyweight and run up hills during routines that change constantly, yet remain scalable to any experience level.
They also have a traditional CrossFit gym of their own (called a "box" in CrossFit parlance), where students take on the workout of the day ("WOD") under their coach's supervision. On Ramp courses teach beginners the fundamental movements of the style—such as squats, deadlifts, and presses—and regular group sessions emphasize motivation through camaraderie. To supplement these programs, trainers host private workout sessions, yoga classes, and a running club.