Boot camps are a quick way to get in shape for upcoming marathons or adrenaline-pumping prison escapes. Jump the fence with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp sessions at New Body Bootcamp & Wellness in Gowanus. This deal is for new clients only.
New Body Bootcamp & Wellness pairs calorie-zapping workouts with expert nutritional coaching to makeover bodies and minds of all ages and experience levels. Caring instructors dole out heaps of positive encouragement to help students test their physical limits, leaving military-style yelling and intimidation to grandmothers who look good in leather. With the support of your instructor as well as fellow campers, you'll find the strength to tough out muscular burns, swim elegantly through pools of sweat, and resist the lure of pantry evils. All exercises can be modified to accommodate physical limitations such as trick knees and magical backs, ensuring each student's utmost safety.
Trainer Aja Davis is the mastermind behind New Body Bootcamp & Wellness, calling on her Taekwondo black belt to kick belly fat in the boots and karate chop cream-filled confections. Though a month in her program won't win you a Taekwondo belt of your own, it will likely score you a few extra notches on your pants' belt. Begin your journey down the road to looser clothes by reserving your spot in the sessions that fit best with your schedule. Classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.; Fridays at 9:30 a.m.; and Saturdays at 8 a.m.
New Body Bootcamp & Wellness
At New Body Bootcamp & Wellness, personal trainer Aja Davis hopes to inspire two types of change in her clients. The first is visible: a fitter, slimmer physique resulting from her signature interval workouts. The second is philosophical: a lifelong awareness of how to preserve and pursue health. This model of "lifestyle implementation" encompasses nutrition as well as exercise while avoiding temporary fixes, such as fad diets and foam muscle suits. Instead, Aja's program uses challenging and varied routines, the motivational power of teamwork, and individual attention from a fitness expert.
At one-hour boot-camp classes, Aja leads groups through cardio and resistance maneuvers that employ stretchable bands, kettlebells, and TRX suspension cords. The routine has won the title of Best Post-Holiday Rescue in GO magazine, which also lists New Body Bootcamp & Wellness as one of its three favorite fitness venues. Aja aims to spark camaraderie as much as she does weight loss and toning—using partner drills to prompt campers to rely on one another—and even outside of class, patrons can run local races as part of the New Body team or tag-team wrestle the local mall Santa.