A strong man wrestles you to the ground to show off; a stronger man boosts your self-esteem and then accidentally breaks three of your ribs with a supportive hug. Learn the tenets of both strength and community with today's Groupon: for $69, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp classes or personal-training sessions at Freedom Fitness in Burien (a $229 value). Boot-camp classes are held Monday through Friday at various morning and evening hours, and personal-training sessions are three times a week. Call for scheduling options.
A hybrid personal-training gym, Freedom Fitness mixes close, personal attention from trainers with a results-oriented philosophy in a clean, airy studio. Through one month of unlimited boot-camp classes, fitness fanatics earn carte blanche to one-hour sessions that get them so ripped and ripply, the ocean begs to surf them. Though each boot camp keeps bodies guessing with a surprise lineup of strength-training exercises, cardio blasts, and shocking plot twists, select classes also focus on specific goals and body areas. Boot Camp for Brides gets ladies white-gown ready in as little as a few weeks. Participants also receive weekly nutritional guidelines, ongoing body measurements to ensure they stay on track to meet their fitness goals, and the chance to bond with classmates as they motivate each other to flummox flab.
For those who prefer fitness as tailored as a couture tracksuit, a month of unlimited personal-training sessions provides sweat-stimulating exercises and one-on-one attention aimed at forging elite fitness. Sessions with a trainer are catered to the client’s specific needs and utilize a smorgasboad of exercises that challenges and confounds muscles. Instructors demonstrate proper exercise techniques, observe pupils' forms, and offer ample motivation and enthusiastic high-fives. By month’s end, you'll be able to clear your yard of stray boulders and easily uproot pesky redwoods.
As a personal trainer for a big gym, Drew deVry grew disenchanted by the hundreds of dollars he was asking people to spend on training each month. He knew that the costs were prohibitive for so many people, and so he struck out on his own and opened Freedom Fitness.
With more than a decade of training experience and a certification from the American College of Sports Medicine to guide him, Drew developed hundreds of exercise routines for people of every ability level. When members walk in the door, he and his staff pick out a workout based on their goals and restrictive issues before helping them get acclimated to the equipment. Routines make use of equipment such as free weights, cable machines, and a full lineup of cardio equipment, including the gym’s treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bikes, and StairMasters.
In addition to penning a plentitude of workout plans over the years, Drew—a certified nutritionist—has also authored a variety of nutrition plans. He and his staff pick one to suit each member, usually starting off aggressively to trigger an encouraging round of fat loss, then tapering into a sustainable plan for lifelong health. He eschews reliance on supplements in favor of tapping into the nutrition in everyday foods, hoping to inspire a "love affair" with fruits and vegetables that makes visits to the produce section exciting.