Before modern workout regimens, bodybuilders hurled potato sacks into the wind to tone their biceps and took up jobs as ore miners to pump iron. Sculpt your soul sack without a pickax with today's Groupon: for $55, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp sessions from SF Bay Area Fit Body Boot Camp (up to a $177 value). This Groupon is valid at the following locations:
• San Mateo Gymnastics in Belmont (a $177 value).
• Burlingame Fit Body Boot Camp at Accel Gymnastics in Burlingame ($177 value).
• Menlo Fit Boot Camp at Arrillaga Family Gymnasium in Menlo Park ($149 value).
Certified trainer and lifestyle coach Brien Shamp helms SF Bay Area Fit Body Boot Camp, shepherding patrons through intensive workouts designed to boost metabolisms and tone musculature for slimmer, more chiseled edifices. Body-bolstering sessions differ each day to minimize boredom and maximize results, dipping into a muscle-maintenance tool-kit of resistance training, body-weight and core exercises, and obstacle courses. On any given day, trainees can find themselves pummeling pounds into early retirement with motions such as lunging, crawling, hiking, or attempting to fly with a feathered umbrella.
On average, campers who put in at least 45 minutes for three–five days a week may drop three–six pounds and 2%–5% body fat in the course of 30 days, helping to turn bodies into fiery fat-burning furnaces without the use of starvation diets or coal shovelers. Expert fitness gurus encourage clients to work at their own pace, allowing even the most out-of-shape or over-in-shape person to break a sweat without feeling the heat of competition.
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.