Boot camps are a quick way to get in shape for upcoming marathons or adrenaline-pumping prison escapes. Jump the fence with today's Groupon: for $39, you get four weeks of unlimited boot-camp sessions (a $120 value) at Fly Dog Fitness. Sessions start at the beginning of every month, with several offered each week; call ahead to find out where boot camp will be held.
At Fly Dog Fitness, the enemy is predictability, as each day instructors throw down a fresh guerrilla ambush worth of challenges to mind and muscles, fueling constant gains and keeping campers engaged. Over the course of each 60-minute session, sweat soldiers of all fitness levels will run, jump, lift weights, slam out push-ups and chin-ups, chase chickens, punch slabs of beef, and end with a live crocodile wrestle. Fly Dog frequently injects its regimen with new exercises and other surprises, so don't expect to ever get bored. Working out with others motivates you to push yourself harder, helps you stick to a routine, and gives you the opportunity to bond with new friends over tales of general sweatiness and mutual plans to beat up the ocean. The group sessions at Fly Dog often produce visible results—toning muscle, improving balance, and boosting metabolism.
Head trainer Laurie Henderson has eight years of experience training both athletes and regular folks just trying to lose weight. Along with constant encouragement and regularly administered high-fives, she and her positive-minded team will give you the tools you need to stay fit. Throughout the boot-camp process, Fly Dog will track your progress with free fitness assessments.
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Even before she became a certified trainer, Laurie Henderson led and inspired her fellow athletes as the captain of the women's Central Michigan basketball team. She then carried her passion for guiding others through a master's of exercise science from Kent State University, and today she continues her mission at Fly Dog Fitness.
Laurie's boot camps know no limits, taking place outdoors, in the water, and on dry land. She uses standard exercise equipment and park benches, yoga mats and soft grass. She gets her students to work up a sweat whether it's sunny or dark—even in inclement weather.