A strong man wrestles you to the ground to show off; a stronger man boosts your self-esteem and then accidentally breaks three of your ribs with a supportive hug. Learn the tenets of both strength and community with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited fitness boot-camp classes at Shape Up Sarasota (a $189 value), which holds classes at a variety of locations—today's Groupon is valid at the Longwood Park, Greenbook Adventure Park, Colonial Oaks Park, and Heritage Harbour locations.
Directed by a certified athletic trainer, Shape Up's boot-camp classes are a fun, effective way to shed unwanted ounces in a supportive group environment. During the camp's 15 weekly body boot-ups, exercises range from traditional activities involving weights and calisthenics to less conventional fat-mining methods, such as freeze tag and tug-of-war, and the instructors ensure that participants are never bothered by the same workout twice. Pack an exercise mat, a towel, a water bottle, and a spare can of instant muscles and prepare to shake off 1 to 2 pounds per week.
- It makes you more aware to keep track of what you are putting in your mouth…With the boot camp, I work out so hard (that) I'm careful to make good (food) choices. – Maria Smith quoted in East County Observer