Falling into a rut is one danger of gym workouts, just behind attacks by runaway stationary bikes and doomsday devices powered by elliptical machines. Free fitness routines from the confines of the gym with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get six sessions at Valley Boot Camp (a $114.50 value). Each 60-minute outdoor session begins at 5:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This Groupon is valid at the Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, Ramsey High School in Ramsey or Commodore Perry Field in Mahwah locations.
Valley Boot Camp's motivating instructors prime early-rising exercisers for peak performance with constantly changing sequences of outdoor workouts. Certified trainers cheerlead guts, butts, and other body parts toward fitness goals as participants power through routines that incorporate strength training, calisthenics, and high-intensity interval training. Fitness games and obstacle courses fool muscles into having fun while they are sculpted into sculpted shapes, burning a bonfire of sweat during a workout that channels the structured encouragement of military training while forgoing the camouflage uniforms or mandatory all-platoon jazz dances.
Valley Boot Camp instructors tailor their programs to individual ambitions, providing modifications that make the workouts accessible to all ages and abilities. Participants should arrive equipped with running shoes, a water bottle, hand weights, resistance bands, a jump rope, an exercise mat, and 10 printed copies of their favorite poem about exercising.