Group classes motivate fitness trainees to reach into their depths and find new qualities, such as discipline and coordinated outbreaks of scenes from The Music Man. Count calories instead of trombones with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp classes, plus a 21-day nutrition plan at TNT Bootcamp, with locations in Acton and Tyngsboro (a $249 value).
With more than 15 weekly classes available between its two locations, TNT Bootcamp offers the flexibility to fit fitness into anyone's schedule, from overtime office stiffs to chiseled sculptures with too much time on their petrified hands. Campers can enjoy year-round training in clean, indoor facilities, burning calories and bulking muscles to embetter bodies. Sessions include interval and cardio exercises, strength training, nutritional coaching, and motivational techniques, giving participants lasting tools for a health-conscious life. The 21-day nutrition plan outfits beefcakes-to-be with a three-week cuisine curriculum designed with the rigors of boot camp in mind. Plan followers are given specific meal recommendations, calorie information, and recipes for foods and smoothies. Tailored to clients' needs, the plan will help shave off superfluous pounds or help put on bigger, musclier ones.
In Robby Blanchard's biography photo on his website, he prepares to lift a heavily stacked barbell. The determination is clear on his face—the same determination that carried him through a bachelors of science in exercise, an MBA in Business Management, three CrossFit-training certifications in varying styles, not including the fact he's a USA Weightlifting-Certified Sports Performance Coach. Today he shares his determination and all his fitness knowledge with at his training camp, CrossFit Reach.
During workouts, Robby and two other resident coaches push students through an array of exercises that change every session to boost the body's ability to perform in the 10 domains of fitness, which include power, speed, flexibility, and agility. To do so, students might perform exercises requiring them to run, jump, weightlift, and eventually perform all of those elements at once, immediately qualifying them for a life in the circus.