Unlike muscle cars, muscle bodies don't need to emit black fumes or dress in flames to get noticed on the street. Grab attention with today's Groupon: for $99, you get four weeks of fitness boot camp at NYC Adventure Boot Camp for Women (a $309 value). Classes take place on either the upper east side or west side of Central Park. This deal is good for a three-day-per-week program.
Owner and certified instructor Stacy Papakostas resculpts bodies by leading rigorous workouts that increase stamina and tone the backside, thighs, and stomach. The outdoor fitness program takes sweat seekers through core conditioning, short-distance running, circuit training, and other pulse-boosting regimens that increase in intensity each day. Students will burn calories and frolic through the ashes three days a week at 5:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., or 6:15 p.m. After registration, a pre-camp evaluation takes stock of weight and body-fat percentages. The camp hides the results of this exam beneath an uncle’s toupee until they can be released for comparison against postcamp findings.
The boot camp claims that its workouts can force midsections to drop 1 to 3 inches and convince 5 to 12 pounds to pack up and leave. In addition, free nutrition tips school students in proper eating. The camp asks fitness fiends to bring an exercise mat and small hand weights (3–8 lbs.) to class. Campers also need running shoes to keep feet safe and a water bottle to replenish the liquid lost while working and watering brown patches of grass.
NYC Adventure Boot Camp
ECITS-certified trainer Stacy Papakostas moves more quickly through time than most people. By injecting hyper-effective movements into her 60-minute boot camps she packs a full-body workout into three hours a week, churning out slimmer, more toned versions of people in a few months. She’s always kept her fitness focus feminine, specializing in women’s self-defense along with prenatal and postnatal therapeutic exercise. As a result, support and encouragement reverberate through the Central Park gatherings. Each student supports one another with a combination of sensitivity and motivation as workouts make use of the park, as patrons jog down paths, stretch on park benches, and perform plyometrics on the copper bill of Hans Christian Andersen’s duck. Her program welcomes women of any age and fitness level with a “no woman left behind” and “challenge everyone” philosophy, modifying exercises to ensure every client can keep up.
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