Common sense dictates that one should not try to walk before one can crawl, just as one should not attempt crawling to Iceland without kneepads and an unobstructed view of the North Star. Attack horizontal and vertical forms of fitness with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a six-week Spartan Tough fitness program at Taste Life Fitness (a $300 value).
After chef Allan Hussey dropped 55 pounds through a fitness and culinary intervention, he became a personal trainer and founded Taste Life Fitness to spread his weight-loss wisdom. Comprising two workouts per week for six weeks, the Spartan Tough program strives to awaken participants' inner warriors through full-body workouts that eschew traditional gym equipment such as human-sized hamster wheels. Hussey acquaints fitness-seekers with the program's goals and strategies during an informational first session. By the second session, physiques begin their quest for chiseled contours through body-weight exercises such as toting bags of rice, hoisting cinder blocks, and blowing through bamboo sticks to inflate hot air balloons. The program runs on an open schedule, so participants can call Taste of Life to schedule session times that work best for them.
Clients can try new eats and track calories counts with optional recipes and food logs. Those who wish to continue the Spartan Tough program can get an additional six weeks for half off the regular rate ($150).
Taste Life Fitness
A passion for the culinary arts led Allan Hussey to the kitchens in the restaurant industry, where he honed his skills as a cook but gained weight due to unhealthy personal eating habits. To help him shed the pounds, Hussey sought the aid of personal trainers, and focused on making greater lifestyle changes than simply hitting the gym. He married his cooking skills to his quest for fitness to create for himself a system that led him to lose 55 pounds, after which he decided to bring his skills to the public by creating Taste Life Fitness.
Today, the company's staff supplies students with programs that focus on three major pillars: strength, endurance, and taste. Trainers assess each individual's health before prescribing a personalized program of exercise enhanced by a mix of dietary recommendations and recipes invented by Hussey. Programs typically come in highly digestible four-week chunks, which can produce changes in body shapes as profound as a caterpillar transforming into a werewolf.
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