Prior to boot camps, the best place to get a complete workout was the ocean, with waves providing resistance, hungry sharks supplying motivation, and peanut-butter-and-jellyfish offering a challenge to roof-of-mouth muscles. Exercise every inch without risk with today's Groupon: for $79, you get six sessions of outdoor boot camp from Reading Athletic Club (a $240 value). Session locations will be determined as participants register.
Reading Athletic Club arms the active with an arsenal of muscle-buttressing workout routines. Military-style boot-camp classes sculpt bodyscapes into replicas of Michelangelo’s David or Picasso’s Megan Fox in the fresh-air-laden outdoors. In heart-pounding 60-minute sessions, certified personal trainers help fitness-seekers shed excess baggage and build lean muscles with cardiovascular, endurance, speed, and strength-training exercises, along with ample stretching to ensure that bodies have a fighting chance against Gumby’s protégés in the Twister Olympics.
Outdoor classes run, push-up, and lift Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., but clients who cannot attend at that time can instead opt to whip bodies into shape in indoor boot-camp classes. Check out the schedule for a full listing of boot-camp times. Participants should bring water and a towel.
The last outdoor bootcamp session will be held on October 29, 2011. Customers will need to attend their first session by September 24, 2011 to redeem six outdoor sessions.
Reading Athletic Club
At Reading Athletic Club, firm yet friendly trainers and modern equipment from brands such as Nautilus whip exercisers into shape. Personal trainers stage workouts in the cardio deck and weight area, packed with weight machines, treadmills, elliptical machines, and other mechanisms that foster fitness. Ladies break a sweat in the women's only section while youngsters play with babysitters. During fitness classes, instructors help boost their students’ endurance via high-energy boot camps that tighten all areas of the body or the flowing poses of yoga. After workouts, students can unwind under the soothing strokes of the center's massage therapist.
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