While the English nursery rhyme “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” is beloved worldwide, the German tone poem The Young Boy Who Camped Out in a Boot is only recited at cobbler conventions. Immerse yourself in a boot camp for all walks of life with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get one month of unlimited fitness-boot-camp sessions at J&M Strength and Conditioning (a $197 value). Click here for a list of class times.
J&M’s group fitness classes subject recruits to a communal gauntlet of personalized, well-rounded workouts. During each one-hour session, trainers Jim Laird and Molly Galbraith lend rigorous support and encouragement to each member of the group, challenging fitness fetchers through regimens scaled to fit individual goals. Designed for everything from developing strength and mobility to protecting joints, workouts include lifting kettlebells and medicine balls, performing one-handed pushups, and executing pull-ups and midair marriage proposals on the gymnastics rings.
Newly enlisted boot campers are required to attend J&M’s orientation before beginning classes. Meeting for one hour every Saturday at 1 p.m., orientations determine skill level and stamina with a quick assessment and a lengthy lecture on the Franco-Prussian War. Be sure to wear workout clothes and bring water and a towel to the orientation.
J&M Strength and Conditioning
Regardless of the fitness level of the client they’re training, J&M Strength and Conditioning owners Jim Laird and Molly Galbraith work to instill the fundamentals of their well-rounded training style. Rather than overloading their clients with lengthy daily workouts or forcing them to push a little engine up and over a hill for the symbolic impact, the duo suggests that clients come in two to three times per week for a high-energy boot-camp session. To maximize the effectiveness of each workout, the trainers give each student personal attention, tweaking their techniques and exercises when necessary to accommodate clients’ fitness level. Regardless of how much experience they have with boot camp training, clients learn to perform routines designed to burn body fat, strengthen muscles, boost energy and mood, and mute bodily aches and pains.