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 to Five Star Fitness Boot Camps, redeemable at the Bucktown/Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, or Downtown at Lakeshore East locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get three weeks of fitness boot camp (a $114 value).
- For $249, you get a 16-week season pass (a $610 value). For full value, the pass must be activated by May 31, 2011.
Five Star's expert squad of instructors uses a five-part system to boost metabolisms and challenge minds and muscles over the course of each one-hour camp. A dynamic warm-up heats muscles before they're strengthened and toned with diverse core-firming exercises. Next, boot campers will improve endurance, boost agility, and zap calories in an intense power circuit. In the heat of your workout you'll sweat out weakness, fear, and monosodium glutamate and begin to gain the functional, unsurpassed strength of a body in fluid, powerful motion. Each session ends with tag, a relay, or other calorie-burning drills, followed by an ice-cube-juggling cool down to prepare the body for a sinew-strengthening recovery. All levels of fitness are welcome—just be sure to bring grit, determination, workout clothes, water, and your best squat face. With four locations and a full, flexible schedule, flab's numbered days will earn it a 24-hour endangered-species telethon. Though Five Star conducts classes in six-week blocks, Groupon holders can sample the sweet sessions for three weeks or go all in for a body-transforming 16 weeks.