To get the most out of a fitness bootcamp, it’s important to have wonderful yet hardcore instructors. Some of you may have had bad experiences in the past, experiences that sounded something like this. With today’s Groupon, you don’t have to worry about a repeat: Ultimate Bootcamp employs some of the finest fitness instructors in the Boston area. Keep reading about today’s deal on awesome fitness classes.
Don't sweat all by yourself in the gym, your basement, backyard, or underground elliptical bunker. Work out with pals in the sunshine during an Ultimate Bootcamp Blast or Bootcamp Basics Saturday class. For just $20, this Groupon gets you three 90-minute sessions with Ultimate Bootcamp—that's just $6.66 per class and 67% off the normal value. The workouts are full-body muscle toning, fun agility exercises with heart-pumping cardio drills, partner relays, and obstacle courses.
The 9:30 a.m. Saturday classes are perfect if you want to commit to maximum calorie burn and muscle-sculpting mornings but can't force yourself out of bed for Ultimate Bootcamps 6:00 a.m. weekday sessions. Group exercise motivates people to push themselves harder. Three classes with Ultimate Bootcamp challenge, tone, and trim your body beyond weights and treadmills at the gym.
The trainers won't make you march in step, salute them, shave your head, or do pushups until your arms quake worse than San Francisco in 1906 (the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history). They spare the rod without spoiling the workout. You'll sprint, lunge, squat, and do jumping jacks until you're more toned and trim than ever before. Former bootcampers say working out in the early morning is an exhilarating way to start the day, and a large number of Ultimate Bootcampers join again and again.
Bootcamp Basics is a great way for beginners to get quickly into shape. The 90 minutes include 75 minutes of working out and 15 minutes of consultation with the trainers. Activities can be customized to your fitness level, so intermediate fitness buffs can join to get their feet wet and the trainers will give you a more challenging workout. Intermediate-level participants can also skip the basics and sign up directly for Bootcamp Blast, the second level of Ultimate Bootcamp classes. Improve to an advanced fitness level with fun, rigorous drills. Participants should be able to jog a mile comfortably.
This Groupon is good at seven bootcamp locations (Boston Common, Charlestown, South Boston, Watertown, Jamaica Pond, Alewife, and Framingham), so you can see the morning mists over any part of town. Classes are limited to 30 people, so sign up early because popular class locations and times fill up fast. Ultimate Bootcamp's trainers are as skilled and experienced as the co-founder, Peter Lavelle, who is a seasoned personal trainer, cardio kickboxing instructor, and certified sports nutritionist. "We encourage and motivate people of all fitness levels while kicking their asses," Lavelle told Skirt! Magazine.
New England Sports Magazine had this to say about Ultimate Bootcamp:
- The only other male in the class and I ran the four repetitions together. Two girls, who we convinced ourselves had to be Division 1 college athletes, decidedly beat us. When we returned to the starting line, Peter quickly moved us to an open grass field. He then demonstrated techniques that reminded me of third-grade field day: crab walks, wheelbarrow races and jump-skips. He split the class into groups of four, and we held relay races incorporating each of the new exercises. Before long, my arms and shoulders burned, and the only parallel with elementary school field day was that I had freshly mowed grass all over my arms and legs. – Dan Guttenplan, New England Sports Magazine
- Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran you get a challenging and safe workout...After hit or miss experiences with private trainers at various area gyms, I am really impressed by the expertise that these trainers offer. – Kate L., Yelp
- It felt great to be outside at dawn, running and crabwalking and doing pushups. The instructors were encouraging and supportive and challenged me to do more than I thought I could... By the end of the month, I felt fitter and stronger. And signed up for another month. And another. – Cristin M., Yelp
- My friend was raving about this Ultimate Boot camp class she took last year so I checked it out. The workouts whipped my booty into shape and I lost an entire dress size! The trainers were great, and really motivated me to push myself when I thought I couldn't go anymore. – jennyfit, Citysearch
Cofounders Jill Tomich and Peter Lavelle had both been active in the fitness world before they opened Ultimate Bootcamp in 2004. Jill threw her energies into boxing, ballet, yoga, and blogging for a wedding diet-and-fitness website, and Peter, a native Irishman, was a triathlete. In all his pursuits, Peter adhered to the motto "We're not here for a long time—we're here for a good time."
This credo infuses all of the boot-camp programs. Campers from all across the fitness spectrum find accommodation as the workouts meet them close to home. Trainers never push too far, but always challenge. An energetic mix of outdoor-resistance and interval training layers patrons in svelte muscle, builds strength, and burns calories to promote weight loss more effectively than a rice cake's PR agent. Far from the stereotypical idea of a boot camp, encouragement and support roll in from instructors who foster cooperation and camaraderie between fellow boot campers.