One of the pleasures of adulthood is graduating from mitten camp, where hands are taught to function as feet, to boot camp, where feet are taught to kick the heads off of cement statues. Today’s Groupon gives you a chance to man- or woman-up to a new fitness challenge: for $32, you get eight of Captain Quinn’s Fitness Boot Camp sessions at Quinn Essential Fitness (an $80 value). This Groupon is redeemable at either the Park Slope or Brooklyn Heights locations.
Captain Quinn's thrice-weekly, 45-minute boot camp sessions throw leisure-inclined men, ladies and hardcore fitness fiends alike into a fun and supportive exercise environment. The classes blend fat-burning, strength-building, and endurance-training techniques, with a fun team-building exercise toward the end of each course to ensure fitness fiends reach their optimum fitness level in anticipation of upcoming weddings, galas, and black-tie rodeos. Click here for the class schedule.
Captain Quinn is a certified personal trainer, and is happy to lavish individual attention on his protégés during his classes, which, like reruns of Frasier, are never the same twice in a row. His students have reportedly reported losing up to 10 pounds in two months on his program, and the regular workouts hold the potential of helping to increase stamina, flexibility, and strength. The communal workouts motivate students to push harder and stick to a regimen, while providing an opportunity to bond with new friends over tales of general sweatiness and mutual plans to beat up the ocean. Be sure to bring a towel, water, and comfortable exercise clothes.
Although the number of reviews for Captain Quinn’s Boot Camp is still growing, eight Yelpers award it a perfect five-star average:
- This is the place to come if you want to get in better shape and feel better about yourself. No matter your size or physical strength (or lack thereof). – mike l.
- Work outs are different each session and I feel it the next day. Good variety of activities and meeting great people on top if [sic] it all. – Gaia D.
Captain Quinn's Fitness Boot Camp
Jon Quinn—the Air Force veteran mastermind behind Captain Quinn’s Fitness Boot Camp—and his cotrainer, Lauren Howe, lead students through intense boot camps that take into consideration each student’s fitness goals and experience levels. During each session, they corral up to 20 guests during indoor or outdoor sessions, creating a jovial atmosphere with group exercises such as races and passing weighted balls to one another. Each technique is intended to create camaraderie and motivate exercisers to challenge themselves. Jon and Lauren focus on strength training and conditioning as well as aerobics, rotating the curriculum daily to keep guests engaged.
When not leading motivating and energetic boot camps, Jon and Lauren also offer personal training, working one-on-one with guests to create a dynamic workout regimen tailored to individual fitness goals. The two endless reservoirs of energy also host kids' fitness classes, during which children cavort in structured sessions that both help them develop muscles to show everyone how big a jar they can open and create healthy habits that they will retain as they grow.