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 $49, you get one month of boot camp sessions with Next Level Sports and Fitness (a $160 value) in Gainesville.
Next Level Sports and Fitness helps fitness seekers kick their exercise regimens into high gear with a variety of challenging workouts in a fun group setting. Combining cardiovascular, strength, and plyometric exercises, each session works every part of the body, sculpting flabby legs, ripping sub-par abs, and beefing up puny wings. The small groups ensure personalized attention from the instructor and foster a motivation-building sense of camaraderie among boot campers. Sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 5:30 a.m.–6:30 a.m. at the University of Florida track and in the evening from 6 p.m.–7 p.m. at the West Side Baptist Church on Newberry Road, allowing people to get their fitness fix before work or after a frenetic day of idle leisure.
Next Level Sports & Fitness
During Zephrin Augustine’s more than 10 years as a coach and athlete, he earned an array of nicknames that ranged from St. Augustine to Whomp Whomp. The most appropriate name for Augustine nowadays, however, is CEO. As the founder and head of Next Level Sports & Fitness, he draws on his strong fitness background—which includes a college football career at the University of Florida—to whip bodies into shape, aided by certified personal trainer Dimetress Barnwell. The duo specializes in boot-camp-style workouts, whose ever-changing cocktails of cardio, strength, and plyometric moves banish boredom more effectively than workouts that end with a fun fact about sweat. Held outside when weather permits, their dynamic fitness regimens melt away excess weight and tone physiques, enhancing the abilities of exercise newbies and decorated athletes alike.