Boot camps apply military concepts to daily life, as do dance parties set to Morse code and tanks converted into school buses. Declassify your abs with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get one month of boot camp from Grant Heston Fitness in Bryant (a $100 value). Four-week boot camps are held at Next Level/Indoor Sports Academy on South Elm Street. Workouts run Monday–Thursday and begin at 6 p.m. each day.
Certified personal trainer Grant Heston channels his successful experience with weight loss into a four-week boot-camp program designed to burn fat, tone muscle, and stimulate metabolisms. Not content to have banished excess calories from his own body, Grant continues his war against their lethargic armies in one-hour workouts held four days per week. Small groups join him in the conquest, pushing their respective willpowers to the limit in exercises that involve strength training and cardio movements. Access to workout equipment at an expansive indoor facility allows students to try their hand at sled pushing, tractor-tire hitting, medicine-ball slamming, and other techniques inspired by the effective workout routines of Japanese film monsters. Students who stick to the plan over the course of 16 workout sessions will emerge as stronger and leaner versions of their former selves.
Those who cannot attend the evening boot-camp program also have the option to work with Grant on making a time that works. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to boot camps, and Grant makes sure to foster a mutually supportive atmosphere by beginning each workout with a “trust fall,” in which participants grab hold of a 200-pound Acme anvil before they begin their backward descent. Aside from his ab-boosting boot camps, Grant offers a range of services that include nutritional guidance, consultations, and in-home personal training.