Though sweat indicates a great workout, inward sweating denotes an athlete with true humility. Sweat surreptitiously with today's Groupon: for $67, you get one month of boot camp classes at Menlo Fit in Menlo Park (a $149 value).
Menlo Fit's passionate instructors focus on individual needs and conjuring a supportive team environment while leading people through myriad boot-camp classes. Eschew military-style drills and red-faced squalling sergeants during traditional workout routines that also incorporate primal movements such as pushing, lunging, skipping, and wrestling elk to the ground. Classes frequently include obstacle courses, posture-strengthening poses, and team training, and alternate focus between entire-body workouts and core and cardio routines. Instructors start classes with a group warm-up, but encourage participants to arrive early to stretch and to draw caricatures of themselves on their own T-shirts.
With four 50-minute classes every morning, Menlo Fit has a lineup that fits conveniently into workday schedules and early-bird itineraries. Boot campers can expect moderate soreness in their first few days of activity, eventually giving way to pure, unadulterated weight loss, energy gain, and dreams of one day bench-pressing Vin Diesel in his sleep.
Brien Shamp's Boot Camps
Realizing the challenges of balancing family, career, and health, Brien Shamp decided to help mothers reduce stress and boost self-confidence via exercise. Pulling from his years of industry experience and fitness certifications, Brien spearheaded the boot-camp fitness program that has been lauded on Best of the Bay. He works with trainers at multiple gyms to lead women and other fitness-seekers through creative, constantly varied workouts. In addition to classes, Brien provides his clients with comprehensive nutritional advice while warning them of common diet mistakes, such as eating snacks with too much sugar or the realistic-looking plastic scones in their child's tea set.
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