Unlike summer camps, boot camps won't require you to put on a fundraising talent show to stop a nefarious computer company from turning Lake Cowabunga into its new industrial-waste depository. Team up to fight unfitness with today's Groupon: for $59, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp classes (a $199 value) at Michigan Women Boot Camp in Redford and Livonia. Since Michigan Women Boot Camp offers the first week of boot camp for free, this Groupon is valid for a month of camp that can be started after the free week.
At Michigan Women Boot Camp, owners Brenda and Randy Woody encourage participants to attack 45-minute workouts in an engaging indoor setting. The facility hosts 23 full-body fitness sessions weekly, focusing on toning, endurance, muscle strength, and nutritional education to blast fat and build muscle. Though the group setting fosters a team-like bond to help inspire hard work, the trainers place high priority on individual results, giving each participant personal attention and support. Michigan Women Boot Camp is free from the cigar-smoking, bourbon-swilling men in three-piece suits who haunt most gyms, barking about the downfall of their gentlemen's clubs and bursting nasal capillaries at an alarming rate.
Michigan Women Boot Camp
After Randy Woody lost his aunt and grandmother to diabetes and obesity, he became increasingly distressed about his own 320-pound frame. He began researching weight loss and strength training and set to work creating a healthier lifestyle for himself—all at the age of 13. Over the years he was able to whittle away 145 pounds, and eventually became a personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder, and member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He teamed up with Brenda Woody, a fitness trainer and motivational speaker, to start Michigan Women Boot Camp, a weight-loss program that has transformed the lives and bodies of more than 10,000 clients.
Six days a week, the indoor boot-camp sessions challenge students with a rotating lineup of light running, resistance training, obstacle courses, and core exercises. Like scaffolding that reads only transcendentalist literature, the environment is supportive, yet serious. The Woodys only expect campers to perform to their individual ability level, but they ask students to show up as often as five times a week to get real results. The approach must be working; the Woodys boast that approximately 85% of their members are repeat visitors.