Boot camps apply military concepts to daily life, as do dance parties set to Morse code and tanks converted into school buses. Declassify your abs with today's Groupon for four weeks of boot camp classes. Choose between the following options:
- For $59, you get four weeks (up to 12 classes) of aquatic boot camp classes at SGT. H20’s Aquatic Boot Camp (a $150 value).
- For $59, you get four weeks (up to 12 classes) of land boot camp classes at Bradshaw’s Boot Camp (a $99 value)
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled both SGT. H20’s Aquatic Boot Camp and Bradshaw’s Boot Camp after the rigorous training he received as an army diver. Each aquatic session at the Corpus Christi Natatorium tests exercisers of all ability levels with a roulette wheel of moves designed to maximize lung capacity, ignite swimming speed, and tone the entire body. Much like a cat awaiting a bath, extra resistance kicks in with the addition of water, but the pool’s gentle gravity proves easy on the joints. Exercisers can expect to tackle such tasks as pool sprints, treading water with weights, and group exercise drills, as well as poolside conditioning kicks. Hour-long classes kick off at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 9 a.m. on Saturdays; Bradshaw’s class equipment list requires each student to don an appropriately rugged swimsuit and grow a set of working fins.
For feet that prefer to stomp on terra firma, boot camp classes at McCaughan Park challenge the body with workouts designed to trim, tone, and sculpt muscles. An ever-changing cast of moves, such as squats, lunges, and push-ups, simultaneously steers the body away from plateauing while wielding their diverse personalities to entertain the easily bored abdominals. Trainers further facilitate the health-accruing process by pairing their teachings with diet advice, delivered during each hour-long session on Mondays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 6 a.m., and Saturdays at 7 a.m. Each camper should provide his or her own set of hand weights and workout mat.