Unlike muscle cars, muscle bodies don't need to emit black fumes or dress in flames to get noticed on the street. Grab attention with today's Groupon: for $49, new clients get four consecutive weeks of co-ed Power Half Hour classes from Lake Oswego Adventure Boot Camp (a $99 value), held at Greenway Park in South Waterfront each Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Lake Oswego Adventure Boot Camp’s certified personal trainers sculpt bodies by hosting rigorous outdoor workouts that increase stamina and tone the backside, thighs, arms and stomach. Each Power Half Hour class leads participants of all ages, levels, and Batman-costume sizes through varying sets of core conditioning, short-distance running, interval training, bouncy plyometrics, and other body-boosting regimens. Brimming with motivation and fun, the class increases in intensity over 30 minutes to challenge muscles, maximize heart rates, and burn extra calories without the use of a ritual bonfire. Modifications can be made to all exercises, ensuring that no participant gets left behind or feels intimidated.
Helmed by Portland native Katie Maclaskey, a certified trainer and nutritional consultant, Lake Oswego Adventure Boot Camp helps clients team safe exercises with healthy eating habits. In addition to shedding pounds and inches, many participants gain strength, endurance, and the power to move furniture with their minds. For each class, exercisers should bring tennis shoes, comfy workout clothes, and a water bottle to replenish lost fluids.
Adventure Boot Camp
Though they didn't always know it, Katie Maclaskey and Noelle Bertram have been complementing each other's fitness interests for much of their lives. As children, they sharpened their motor skills on the slopes and by the surf, respectively: Katie tackled snow sports while Noelle jogged, rollerbladed, and steered soccerballs across California's beaches. Their families owned neighboring restaurants, yet the girls didn't personally connect until they met on a run and realized their shared enthusiasm for exercise. When they both moved to Portland years later, they decided to combine their knowledge and drive to lead other women toward better physical health.
As certified personal trainers and owners of Adventure Boot Camp, Katie and Noelle invent their own workouts within the renowned franchise. They might craft obstacle courses, cardio circuits, or core-tightening drills for their students, but the encouraging spirit of their lessons never varies—the Lake Oswego Review lauds the "atmosphere of enjoyment and achievement" that pervades every camp session. In their leadership roles, the girls also continue to play off of each other's strengths for their clients' benefit. Katie has earned her ISSA certification as a nutritional consultant, and Noelle is a Sivananda-certified yoga instructor, which means they can show students how to simultaneously cook and balance atop a head of cabbage.