Every year when jellyfish attempt to invade Virginia Beach, they surrender before troops of jumping Jacks bombarding them with burpees and sweating bullets. Today's Groupon embraces the inner-soldier with a $25 eight-class pass (a $120 value) for new clients to Virginia Beach Adventure Boot Camp for Women, a year-round, five-day-a-week boot camp in Hampton Roads. Outdoor sessions are held at different locations Monday through Friday and some Saturdays.
For 60 cold-blooded and warm-hearted minutes, Virginia Beach Adventure's certified physical trainers ambush fitness deficiencies with an arsenal of unpredictable exercises. Boot-camp sessions integrate core conditioning, hair conditioning, circuit training, obstacle courses, Pilates, hiking, sport yoga, and more; you'll need to bring an exercise mat, small hand weights (5–8lbs.), water, and running shoes. Each session's muscle molding and calorie burning pushes participants to sweat out bad habits, stress, and nonstop thoughts about dinosaurs.
At the end of your boot camp, you'll be so ripped and ripply, the ocean will want to surf you, and you'll be able to clear your yard of stray boulders and easily uproot pesky Sycamore trees. Upcoming sessions begin on April 26 and run through May 21; check the schedule for more information and to see what new sessions have been added. All eight classes must be used within the same boot-camp session; go online to register.
Google Mappers give the Virginia Beach Adventure Boot Camp for Women a unanimous perfect five-star rating:
- Each day brings a different work out so it is never boring... This camp is so great I have committed myself for the next year. [sic] – Julie
- Bootcamp has given me back the motivation I need. In the first 4 weeks, I saw a huge difference in myself, my eating habits and mindset. I have a long way to go but I know that with this bootcamp class, I will get where I want to be and have a lot of fun getting there. The coaching is excellent and the ladies I have met are great. – Pamela
- Even in a group, Adam, one of the personal trainers, has an impressive eye for saying the right thing the very second you need a boost. – amber1990
Hampton Roads Adventure Bootcamp
Adam and Jennifer Pismeny have always been passionate about fitness. They both became involved with sports at a young age: Jennifer enjoyed swimming, cheerleading, and dance, and Adam focused on activities including soccer and BMX racing, qualifying for state-level meets and competitions along the way. Perhaps as a facet of their team-sports experience, the duo also has a long history of helping others. Jennifer, who has struggled with weight concerns, obtained her undergraduate degree in elementary education, and both of them became certified personal trainers to guide other people toward achieving personal health goals.
Along with trainer Joe Boozer, the Pismenys share their knowledge and experience at Hampton Roads Adventure Bootcamp, which is part of one of the largest boot-camp organizations in the world. Their program was designed by fitness expert John Spencer Ellis to build strength and confidence via a combination of motivating, varied workouts and nutritional guidance. The team hosts sessions five days a week all year long, leading groups of about 30 women through exercises that can be modified for all skill levels or any number of extra biceps.