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 $19, you get eight boot-camp fitness sessions at Maximum Performance Training (a $79.98 value), valid at both Rockford locations. Sessions are offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and all eight sessions must be used in a two-week period.
The energetic instructors at Maximum Performance Training empower exercisers to lunge, flex, and catapult fat from their bodies with intense workouts that range from spinning to mixed martial arts to Zumba. Boot-camp training sessions motivate students of all fitness levels in groups of two to ten people to sculpt cores and tone thighs with exercises that involve resistance bands, Bosu balance platforms, mountain climbers, and other varied exercises in a positive, supportive group environment monitored closely by whistle-twirling Care Bears. Constantly changing routines keep arms and legs pumping and minds active during each one-hour session.
Both Maximum facilities leave ample room for lunges and mountain climbers, welcoming exercisers with its bright lighting, uncluttered floor space, and friendly mustachioed bartenders doing squat reps. Students should call ahead to save a spot in upcoming sessions.
Maximum Performance Training
The colorful and spacious facilities at Maximum Performance Training are rarely crowded—the staff sees to that by keeping its boot-camp sizes small and its member base intimate. The staff packs its club with a comprehensive selection of professional strength-training and cardio equipment from names such as Precor and Life Fitness. Beneath the gyms’ vibrant graffiti and bright lights, instructors lead boot camps, personal training, and sports-performance training sessions. Trainers strive to form personal relationships with their clients, familiarizing themselves with their restrictive issues, injuries, and favorite Rocky movies in order to customize workouts accordingly. Additionally, parents can keep their little ones busy in the studios’ onsite playrooms.