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: for $35, you get three boot-camp sessions per week for one month from Greg's Fitness in Whippany (a $110 value). Classes are scheduled from the first to the last of each month; see the sidebar for a weekly schedule. Enthusiastic drill sergeant Greg Mead whips recruits into a fitness fury via sweat-soaked 45-minute sessions held throughout the day. Mead's boot camps provide high-intensity workouts for people sick of modish exercise fads and solo sojourns into musty gyms full of cigar-chomping lumberjacks. The high-intensity workouts can burn up to 600 calories per hour, with exercises that blend strength training and aerobics. Participants are asked to bring their own mats and hand weights, although medicine balls, resistance bands, and reduced-gravity jumping jack harnesses are provided for them.
Though Greg's Fitness sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Greg of Greg's Fitness is a lifelong athlete, having competed in sports such as hockey, soccer, track, and weightlifting . A Rutgers University alumnus with a degree in exercise science, Greg is also an ACE-certified personal trainer and an American College of Sports Medicine health fitness instructor. Armed with this knowledge and experience, he designs customized in-home workout plans tailored to the needs of each client and the noise tolerance of each downstairs neighbor. He also leads group boot camps, unveiling his personal training expertise in a group setting during which clients can burn up to 600 calories in an hour .