Outdoor workouts are just as effective as indoor exercise, especially if you know how to whittle an oak tree into an oak treadmill. Get some fresh air with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- C$32 for six weeks of outdoor boot camp classes (a C$149 value)
- C$38 for six weeks of outdoor yoga classes (a C$120 value)
The twice-weekly outdoor boot camp focuses on endurance-building circuit training, with workouts that incorporate steep hills, picnic tables, and the athlete’s own body weight. Held at Sir Winston Churchill Park, boot camp sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. until September 16.
Held in the same park, the hour-long outdoor yoga classes start at 5:45 every Friday evening, and run from Friday, July 26 to Friday, August 30.
Even though Urban Core's boot camps run on a regular twice-weekly schedule, the workouts themselves are unpredictable. This is because the staff know that once the body adapts to a fitness regimen, it burns fewer calories per workout. So to prevent this type of fitness plateau, they designed boot-camp workouts that change constantly to maximize calorie-burning and keep the body guessing. The outdoor boot camps also creatively incorporate nature's workout props, such as steep hills and five-pound leaf piles shaped like dumbbells.
Helmed by Lauren Mazur, a fitness expert who spent her childhood as a competitive gymnast, the studio offers classes beyond boot camps, as well. Yoga and Pilates sessions, for example, build lean muscle, whereas walking classes offer low-impact cardio workouts that gently ton physiques. And to accommodate particularly busy schedules, the team of trainers even makes personal training house calls.