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 militantly muscled Groupon: for $44, you get a month of unlimited four- or five-day-a-week boot-camp sessions from Get in Shape Boot Camp, a $250 value. Choose from the six locations listed in the sidebar.
In Get in Shape's boot camp, the enemy is predictability. In each class, your instructors will throw down a fresh guerilla ambush's worth of challenges for your muscles and your brain, fueling constant gains and keeping you engaged. Over the course of the 45-minute to one-hour session, you'll run, jump, slam out push-ups, chase chickens, punch slabs of beef, and end with a live crocodile wrestle. In the heat of your workout, you'll sweat out weakness, fear, and monosodium glutamate while beginning to gain the functional, unsurpassed strength of a body in fluid, powerful motion.
Get in Shape's hardcore hardbodies are half drill sergeant, half high-school football coach, and half mathematician, but all expert. They want you to go tactical on flab, but not without realistic encouragement and support. Times vary depending on the location, but most sessions are in the early morning or evening Monday–Friday and can accommodate about 60 people.
Groupies attending boot camp at the Stone Mountain location will need to purchase a parking pass at the gate. They can purchase a one-day pass for $10 or an annual pass for $35.
Get in Shape Boot Camp CEO Shannon Hamilton Sr. won Health Practitioner of the Year in 2008's Chozen Awards.
Fox 5 featured Get in Shape Boot Camp in Piedmont Park:
In addition, Citysearchers give the Stone Mountain location five stars:
- I must say, Get in Shape Boot Camp is fantastic. It is a great way to get your dose of daily exercise and meet new people. I've been attending boot camp for about a year now and can't imagine my life without it. – JxnBrn
- I love working out and the trainers really work you to help you achieve your personal goals. They are very personable, knowledgeable, and genuinely care about your personal success! – MClark80
Get in Shape Athletics
The instructors at Get in Shape Athletics are dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals, going so far as to create a Fat Loss Accountability Group. The group includes weekly check-ins, members only coaching and support, and weekly food log reviews. This willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of their clients, beginners, intermediate, and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike, is seen elsewhere, as well. High intensity programs, such as boot camp and Triple AAA, target specific body parts and focus on toning muscle. They offer classes Monday through Saturday, including Plus Youth training programs, Agility and Quickness classes, teen strength and conditioning classes, and Fit Over 40 women's only classes.