Flipping a tire end over end is both a common boot-camp exercise and a gross misunderstanding of what the wheel was meant to do. Rethink conventions with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $47 for a 28-day flat-belly boot camp (a $119 value)
- $75 for an 8-week body transformation boot camp (a $238 value)
Certified trainers lead groups of women through intense, one-hour sessions using mostly functional equipment and rotating exercises to work muscles in the entire body. In addition to strength training and core work, the classes also help build agility and endurance with interval training, calisthenics, and plyometric cardio. To compliment the rigorous workouts, the coaches also provide nutritional counseling and an initial consultation that equips each guest with her own fitness plan and goals. Classes meet multiple times a day Monday through Friday; see the schedule here.
With a focus on full-body training rather than muscle-isolating machines, Vaughn Bethell’s sprawling 12,000-square-foot gym eschews the traditional rows of high-tech equipment for functional gear such as giant tires, kicking bags, and training ropes. Of course, Bethell—a qualifying World Cup soccer player who has trained many pro-athletes-to-be—believes that the best piece of equipment is the human body itself. He relies on his bevy of fitness-related certifications to craft effective exercises that draw from the body’s own weight to create muscle-toning resistance. He uses these functional movements in a variety of services at his high-ceilinged studio, including athlete training, women’s boot camps, and personal-training sessions.
Bethell also prides himself on cultivating a welcoming nature in his gym, inviting guests to cool down in the lounges or showers before playing a round on the ping-pong tables or dead-lifting the communal computers.