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 $29, you get a boot camp package at Muvement in Manchester or Glastonbury (up to a $224 value). The package includes the following:
- Four weeks of unlimited boot camp sessions (up to a $149 value)
- A 90-minute nutritional seminar (a $75 value)
A trio of seasoned trainers help oust unwanted fat and chisel muscle during Muvement's weekly boot camps. Designed to mesh with the body's natural range of motion, Muvement's functional fitness curriculum plows through the plateaus of traditional exercise with an ever-changing routine. Trainers incorporate such bulk-building equipment as kettlebells, medicine balls, suspension trainers, and Acme-brand anvils in a circuit that challenges all ages and levels of fitness-floor prowess. Each intense session is believed to stoke the metabolic bonfire for up to 48 hours, planting lean-muscle seeds in cleared body fields. With classes capped at 15 clients, trainers can help participants tweak individual technique and form a perfectly sized Gaelic-football team.
In addition to the boot camp sessions, a 90-minute nutritional seminar helps clients determine the underlying health issues that may be stalling out their health and weight loss engines. Attend the seminar to learn about Muvement's Functional Diagnostic Nutrition system, which evaluates each client's hormonal, digestive, and immune balances, as well as their potential need for detoxification. By seeking out and correcting these imbalances via lifestyle changes and installing human-sized justice scales in the bathroom, clients can potentially realize dramatic improvements in their health.
Muvement is as much a gym as it is a physical-fitness lab. Certified strength and conditioning specialist Michael Houle and Jill Houle, who holds a BS in nutritional science, team up to invest clients with practical workout regimens and an intimate knowledge of how the body works on a physiological level. Before new clients lift their first weight at the studio, a personal trainer consults with them about their exercise and health history and runs physical assessments and lab tests to identify potential obstacles related to the immune, digestive, hormonal, and detoxification systems. Next, Jill draws on her background as a professional nutritionist to recommend a diet suited to the client’s unique metabolism, and explains how the body breaks down calories and nutrients. Even their fitness regimens take a holistic approach. Whether in group or personal-training sessions, functional movements using resistance bands, TRX suspension, and kettlebells incorporate multiple muscle groups and joints into each exercise, building a physique more balanced than two eggs riding a seesaw during the spring equinox.