Boot camps are ideal for getting in shape without resorting to corsetry or painful, full-body gelatin molds. Lace up for shaping with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a four-week, 12-session boot-camp course through Lynnfield Boot Camp, held at the Malden YMCA in Malden (a $149 value). Boot campers are asked to bring their own water, dumbbells, and a yoga mat or towel with them to class.
Under the sweat-inducing guidance of decorated personal trainer Rebecca DiNitto LeSaffre, cellulite-blasting crusaders smite fat back to the pit from whence it came via rigorous regimens of cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Indoor, co-ed boot camp classes kick bodies into gear beginning at 6 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for four unyielding weeks of gut-busting splendor. By incorporating various drills, participants learn to partner with classmates and master body-weight exercises that see them scaling new heights while curling-oblong shaped fruit. Intimate class sizes of 15 to 25 students ensure ample face time for verbal motivation that tests bodies to athletic tipping points. While session-ending results vary, body fat and stress levels often decrease, and strength and energy levels rocket to heights rivaled only by Jolt-cola-fueled Incredible Hulk.
While online reviews are sparse, Lynnfield Boot Camp provides these testimonials on their website: