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Today's Groupon gets you three boot-camp-style fitness classes for $55 at Warrior Fitness Boot Camp, located at 29 W. 35th St. Warrior Fitness is no ordinary workout: it's based on the rigors of US Marine Corps training and features an obstacle course, free weights, circuit training, running, stretching, calisthenics, and more. Don't be intimidated if you're not already jacked like a Marine because all levels of fitness are welcome to experience this hardcore workout; it's great for anyone bored with their current regimen, wants to shed some pounds in a hurry, or simply can't live life to its fullest without a screaming Marine.
Alex Fell and Ruben Belliard, two former Marine sergeants, know the value of teamwork and create completely unique workouts that push your body to its limits. It's important to fall back on the support and encouragement of your fellow classmates, so buy a few Groupons and feel like you're a part of a well-oiled infantry preparing for battle against mounties.
No matter what your fitness level, a WFBC workout will help break you out of your monotonous fitness routine and get your heart pumping like a Marine (Marine hearts are typically strong enough to sustain life by beating only once per five minutes). Just bring a water bottle, workout clothes, and a towel to mop up your sweat—WFBC will provide rest. Get your Groupon and give WFBC a call to find out which program best suits your fitness goals.
Yelpers love every bit of Warrior Fitness, giving it a perfect five stars. Here's what they were too out of breath to verbalize:
- "I've lost 25 pounds in three months, thanks to Ruben and Alex kicking my butt on a daily basis. I can't stand the gym and used to get so bored but every day is a new adventure at WFBC. Climbing dozens of flights of stairs, scaling walls, doing countless jumping jacks made the extra pounds just disappear. Ruben and Alex are so supportive and truly care about getting their "warriors" into the best shape of our lives. I'm addicted and can't imagine working out without them..." – Amy C.
- "Drop 'I can't' from your vocabulary!' These are the words of wisdom I remember getting before my first exposure to Warrior Fitness Boot Camp. I forgot who said that to me because everything became a blur shortly thereafter... Don't be intimidated to join because there are people of all skill levels and you will fit right in. It's intense but it's fun because there's a great camaraderie with your fellow warriors since there's a lot of teamwork." – Patrick R.
- "Warrior Fitness Boot Camp is an awesome place for a fun and challenging workout. The trainers are former marines and know how to motivate and push you to do things you never thought you would be able to do - and it doesn't matter if you're a seasoned athlete or working out for the very first time." – michelle d.
The Early Show on CBS featured WFBC; New York magazine named it Best Intense Workout, saying, "At the aptly named Warrior Fitness, two former Marines (Alex Fell and Ruben Belliard) order you through a Marine Corps–style obstacle course—scaling walls, climbing ropes, blister-inducing monkey bars... Fell and Belliard say that teamwork is part of the learning experience—or maybe they know you need support to make it to the end."
Why Get Trained by Marines?
Why are former Marines well equipped to lead you through an obstacle course? You may think it's the rigorous boot camp they endure during basic training, but it's actually the real-world, on-the-fly training received while occupying the giant obstacle course of Iraq. It's nearly impossible to navigate the jungle-like Iraqi terrain without running into petroleum-jelly-greased walls, elaborate tunnels made of old truck tires, or 30-foot climbing ropes troops must scale to grab a flag and move to the next obstacle. If a Marine can make it through the Iraq Obstacle without incurring time penalties (it's an additional 10 seconds for falling off an obstacle), guiding you through the stateside obstacle course at Warrior Fitness Boot Camp won't be a problem.
The Fine Print
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About Warrior Fitness Boot Camp
With its military-style obstacles and exercises, Warrior Fitness Boot Camp is not for the faint of heart. As Vanity Fair writer Tarik Fayad wrote, "My legs burned ... my arms hung like lead at my sides. ... I was drenched in sweat." But instead of feeling exhausted and discouraged, Fayad was "the happiest I had been in years"—and immediately signed up for three months of unlimited classes.
The boot camp, which was founded by two former Marines, won't mollycoddle participants. Because it doesn't, it gets results and has garnered extensive amounts of press, including appearances on The Dr. Oz Show and CBS's The Early Show.
During its one-hour indoor classes, campers do everything from hoist free weights to run through an obstacle course complete with jungle-gym bars, balance beams, real dirt, and a pool full of sharks carrying switchblades. Kids can also get in on the action—special classes for them help build motor skills and teamwork.