Like tug-of-war tournaments and harmonized singing telegrams, workouts are more effective when done with a group. Join a fitness community with this Groupon from MetaBody: for $49, you get unlimited outdoor boot-camp sessions for women through 9/30/12 (a $450 value).
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead groups of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. During boot-camp classes, instructors weave interval and strength training into traditional callisthenic and body-weight exercises to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core hardeners alike. By exploiting humanity's instinctual distrust of routine, trainers keep tendons on their toes with new and challenging moves as well as the occasional heart-pumping round of “What’s My Line.” In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching from MetaBody’s team of certified nutritionists.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.