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 $49, you get 10 training sessions at Long Island Obesity Boot Camp in Westbury (a $600 value).
Exercise physiologist and 11-year personal trainer James La Mar of Long Island Obesity Boot Camp heads up one-hour boot-camp training sessions armed with exercise bands, tires, battle ropes, kettlebells, and a holistic approach to physical health. A specialist in conquering obesity, James offers standard boot camps for any willing participant or watchful cobbler, as well as a unique class targeted at those carrying an excess of 50 pounds or more. A motivating personal trainer and a supportive network of peers provide the accountability needed to inspire go-getting gumption in campers. Scheduled on the hour from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the intense, effective sessions warm up and cool down with 10-minute stretching exercises to keep limbs and tentacles limber, bookending 40 minutes of heavy-duty strength and cardio training borne on waves of positive energy from the instructor. Though not included with this Groupon, Long Island Obesity Boot Camp also offers weekly weigh-ins, nutritional counseling, and nutrition seminars and cooking classes.
Obesity Boot Camp
James La Mar Jr. has studied the human body's capabilities inside and out, spending 11 years as a personal trainer and exercise physiologist while assisting in more than 40 orthopedic surgeries during his premed training. His desire to help others rediscover the energy of their younger years fueled his studies, ultimately leading him to the creation of Long Island Obesity Boot Camp. There, James shepherds recruits through a fat-busting blend of cardio and strength-training drills to help them to shed unwanted weight and achieve fitness goals. James also offers nutritional counseling, tracks student progress with weekly weigh-ins, and leads private personal-training sessions. He also gives scheduled lectures on the dangers of unhealthy lifestyles, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lingering dirty looks from doctors, to educate and motivate patrons.