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 $45, you get four weeks of unlimited boot-camp classes from Total Training by Tammy (up to a $279 value). This Groupon is valid at locations in Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Villa Park, and on Kinsman and Robinson Drive in Tustin.
The certified trainers of Total Training by Tammy put a positive twist on military-inspired boot camps, inspiring patrons to perform with positive encouragement. Each 60-minute session wields a constantly changing circuit workout, vanquishing traditional gym plateaus by challenging the body while keeping it interested with an occasional tickle. Instructors synthesize strength training with cardio for a balanced workout, folding in moves such as jumping jacks, push-ups, sprints, and squats and incorporating obstacle courses and jump ropes. Along with the month-long boot camp, clients receive a nutrition-plan packet that outlines the best foods to facilitate weight loss, as well as the best ways to disguise broccoli when sneaking the vegetable past picky tonsils. Trainers also provide body composition analysis for exercisers in order to tabulate results at the end of each session. After four weeks, many previous patrons have noted benefits like decreased stress, firmer muscles, a thinner midsection, and increasingly cheerful belt buckles.
Participants must enroll in a four-week session at the start of any month, at which time they can attend all classes on Total Training’s schedule. Each boot camper is required to provide his or her own set of 3- to 8-pound dumbbells, yoga mat, and brass rattle for distracting cranky attitudes.
Though Total Training by Tammy sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Total Training shares several key attributes with military-style training, the most obvious of which is an amped-up level of intensity. The differences, however, are just as notable. Trainers never attempt to motivate their students with harsh words and yelling, instead opting to inundate them with positive support. Students need every ounce of encouragement they can get as they struggle through workouts designed to achieve a three-pronged objective: burn fat, sculpt muscles, and improve the quality of daily life. Each punishing High Intensity Interval Training session engages the legs, abs, arms, shoulders, and internal hard drive to slenderize the body in as short a time as possible. Total Training's workouts challenge athletes of all levels; their scalable nature and wide appeal helped the company place as a finalist for CityVoter's Best Boot Camp in 2011. Aside from the flagship High Intensity Interval Trainings, trainers offer personal-training sessions that customize workouts to specific body types and goals.