With thumb-wrestling season just around the corner, everyone has been focused on achieving those taut, sexy thumbs that all the Hollywood stars have. Today’s Groupon ensures that you don't neglect the rest of your body: for $48, you get unlimited boot-camp classes for a month (a $235 value) at Sgt. Peterson’s Boot Camps and Personal Training, at either the St. Paul or Minneapolis locations. Depending on location, sessions are offered mornings, evenings, and weekends; check the events calendar at the bottom of the page for times.
Available for all levels of fitness, Sgt. Peterson’s boot camp enlists clients in a multifaceted program of weight-melting cardio, circuit training, strength training, kickboxing, speed drills, and advanced camouflage application. Like MacGyver’s overachieving brother, the Sarge is certified as an instructor in a long list of areas, including kickboxing, the U.S. Army Warrior Leader Course, and advanced jetpack operation and repair. His tough-guy exterior hides a tender concern for fitness and well-being. You’ll be motivated by non-intimidating attention, effectively booking your one-way ticket to peak physical fitness. While you rest at night, Sgt. Peterson’s professionally trained staff holes up in their comfy home-bunkers, developing new and unique workouts that will maintain your interest and remain fun.
Sarge has trained alongside many professional athletes, such as Minnesota Twin Joe Mauer, who persistently asks him how to construct snare traps on a snow-covered mountain so that he can find his lab-created twin. Today's Groupon will ensure that you receive a high-quality workout while remaining motivated to come back again and again.
- In a bare-bones basement gym near Lake of the Isles, former Army man Tim Peterson and his company of trainers lead groups through a series of military-style drills: jumping jacks, push-ups, bear crawls, burpees. Although the workouts aren't for the faint of heart, they attract everyone from serious athletes to sorority girls seeking rapid results. – Elizabeth Dehn, Star Tribune
- Not only are the trainers hard on you when working out, but they all care about you. This place has got to be the best value in fitness. – Mary K., Yelp
US Air Force and Army veteran SGT Tim Peterson designs military-inspired workouts with a team of trainers trained under a meticulous 12-month curriculum. He leads one-hour boot-camp workouts, motivating 5–20 participants to race through a series of full-body exercises that boost heart rates and draw sweat to the surface by promising it a warm sweatshirt to sink into. Peterson mixes up each session, coupling military-style calisthenics with yoga or speed training with kickboxing. In addition to the group sessions, he also works one-on-one with guests during personal-training sessions, honing in on muscle groups to work out and shouting at specific joints that underperform.