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 $24, you get five boot-camp classes (a $75 value) from iPush Personal Training in Fenton. Classes are held from May through October in Bush Park and run from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Captained by certified strength-and-conditioning specialist Jessica Foster, iPush Personal Training bases its boot-camp regimen on functional training, a method that disdains extremity-isolated drills and targets the entire body. After collectively waking the sun by pulling its blanket off, pupils of all fitness levels will motivate each other to hustle through maneuvers that crank up the body’s strength, flexibility, and stamina. Each session keeps muscles guessing with a different lineup of exercises such as stair climbing, Pilates, free weights, obstacle courses, and simulated bank heists. By the fifth class, sweat donors will notice better muscle tone and definition, tighter waistlines, rocket-powered metabolisms, and the ability to smell time.
Monthly weigh-ins plus body fat and circumference measurements keep the results nice and visible, and before and after photos give you a take-home memento of your hard work. iPush recommends that participants bring their own yoga mats, water towels, hand weights, and weather-appropriate workout gear.