Boot camps, though strenuous, are an easier way to get in shape than painfully contorting your body to fit into person-sized hourglasses. Get in shape, not shapes, with today's Groupon: for $49, you get four weeks of boot-camp classes at V3 Outdoor Fitness (a $150 value). Classes meet in Boulder at the corner of 9th Street and Cedar Avenue in North Boulder Park or in Louisville on Bella Vista Circle at Louisville Community Park. This Groupon is valid for two classes per week.
V3 Outdoor Fitness' boot-camp classes encourage calorie-busting cadets to banish flab during diverse and rigorous regimens of strength training and cardiovascular exercises. Kick bodies into gear twice a week during morning classes held at 6 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in North Boulder Park and Louisville Community Park, or at 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in North Boulder Park. Each day offers a different workout routine, from dynamic dumbbell workouts to jump-roping Double Dutch battles. Mondays and Thursdays focus on the lower body, Tuesdays and Fridays are geared toward upper-body workouts, and Wednesdays bisect the week with a full-body regimen. Each well-rounded session includes warm-ups, core work, stretching, and a cool-down. Typical class sizes range from 15 to 20 pumped-up participants, so individuals will have the chance to work one-on-one with trainers to work on specific goals, such as hitting a target weight or building muscle for a possible career in Olympic tire flipping.
V3 Outdoor Fitness
Whether she's racing her dogs on one of Boulder's scenic trails or leading boot-camp classes, V3 Outdoor Fitness's founder, Samantha Watts, is always in motion. Though her favorite sport is running, the personal-fitness trainer incorporates a bevy of total-body toning moves into her outdoor boot-camp classes. Push-ups, squats, weight training, stair climbing, and sprints torch calories and tighten abdomens during one-hour sessions held at North Boulder Park. The varying exercises give certain muscle groups a break while working others to more efficiently fill out roomy T-shirt sleeves and render foam muscle suits unnecessary. Sam also offers a trail running program to help fellow rustic hoofers hone their speed and endurance.