Since the rise of the Internet, people have struggled to tear their now-useless phone books in half. Bulk up to succeed where others have failed with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get 12 group boot-camp fitness classes from Manhattan Strength Camp (a $109 value).
Classes meet in John Jay Park near the pull-up bars between East 76th Street and East 77th Street, and in Central Park near the beach volleyball courts, directly east of Sheep Meadow. Manhattan Strength Camp recommends entering on West 69th Street from Central Park West. Click here for the class schedule.
Trainer Dominic Crucitti draws on years of experience training as a competitive football and water-polo player while leading students through one-hour boot-camp fitness classes. Energizing cardio routines such as sprinting and jumping rope perk up slovenly heart rates, and squats and weightlifting build strength in limbs atrophied after carrying increasingly light models of cell phones. Trainers modulate each fast-paced workout to suit clients’ fitness level, toning core muscles through skill-appropriate exercises. Classes conclude with an educational flexibility session that aims to reduce athletic pain and make clients malleable enough to reach rolls of quarters fallen behind refrigerators or trapped beneath surly octopuses.