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 to Optimal Health and Fitness on East Cliff Drive. Optimal Health and Fitness' outdoor boot camps combine the motivational wisdom of fitness instructors, the strength-building strain of comprehensive, varied workout routines, and the scenic beauty of some of Mother Nature's favorite local hangouts. Choose a quintet of 75-minute sessions from OHF's robust schedule, and then crunch out a few calories in such lovely locales as Frederick Street Park, Seabright Beach, and Anna Jean Cummings Park.
Optimal Health and Fitness
Whenever she strolled down a sandy beach or marveled at the redwoods of a lush forest, LeTa Jussila would be reminded that Santa Cruz was the most beautiful place in the world. It seemed a shame to her that most people spent so much of their days inside houses and offices rather than taking advantage of the diverse landscapes of their surroundings. Inspired, she spearheaded the foundation of Optimal Health and Fitness—a multidimensional outdoor-fitness program.
Today, LeTa and her staff of trainers conduct energetic weight-loss classes at local beaches, forests, and mountain trails. They use the tools of their surroundings as exercise equipment, such as running up park stairs for a cardio workout. Encouraging well-rounded, healthy lifestyles, the instructors also conduct seminars on holistic topics such as stress management and meditation. Nutrition specialists, meanwhile, provide students with balanced meal plans and supervise detoxifying cleanses. The staff also offers various treatments popularized in the East, including traditional Chinese acupuncture treatments and rejuvenating qi gong stretching classes.