Group exercises are best when enjoyed outdoors, like music festivals and testing homemade fireworks. Light up an outdoor space with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get six weeks of unlimited TYU boot-camp classes at Tone You Up, Inc. (a $99.99 value). Classes meet at the following locations:
- South Dade Park in Miami
- Palmetto Bay Park in Palmetto Bay
- Tropical Park in Miami
- Kendall Indian Hammocks Park in Miami
- Tamiami (airport) in Miami<p>
Tone You Up, Inc.’s certified trainers push boot campers toward fitness goals by challenging and motivating them through varied exercises performed in picturesque outdoor settings. Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.—at fresh, air-rich locales such as parks and beaches—in camaraderie-friendly groups of like-minded participants. Instructors lead calorie-burning and muscle-building spurts of jogging and resistance training performed with handheld props such as yoga balls and any sleeping sea turtles found nearby. By modifying drills to accommodate the fitness level of any of its participants, the staff enables its clientele to realize physique-forming goals.
Tone You Up, Inc.
An addiction. That’s what Cheryl Mullin, head trainer at Tone You Up, Inc., calls her relationship with fitness. Starting out as a dancer at the age of 5, she transitioned into cheerleading in high school and eventually track and field in college, where she fell in love with lifting, plyometrics, and circuit training. Ten years and three certifications later, Cheryl and her staff of dedicated trainers pass their passion on to others with their three pillars of training: fitness, nutrition, and overall health.
Groups sprint and lunge across Tropical or Palmetto Bay Park during intense, one-hour boot-camp classes, all while Tone You Up's trainers preach the components of a healthful diet, such as eating plenty of protein and vegetables and not using cake frosting as toothpaste. Some staffers motivate the campers through cardio and strength training in the great outdoors, and others lead in-home personal-training sessions. Each one-on-one or one-on-two session begins with a thorough body assessment and fitness test. Based on results, trainer and client discuss goals and map a total lifestyle program to help shed pounds or boost athleticism. Tone You Up also offers programs for small groups, including onsite boot camps for workers at schools and offices.