Boot camps harness the power of peer support to motivate exercisers, just as villagers harness the power of fire to frighten local Frankensteins. Feel the burn with this Groupon.
$59 for Six Weeks of Women’s Boot Camp ($300 Value)
Choose from the following time frames up to three times per week:
- April 30–June 8
- June 11–July 20
- July 23–August 31<p>
Each one-hour fitscapade kicks off at various outdoor locations throughout Lincoln Park. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Campers can expect some light jogging, weight lifting, core exercises, and obstacles courses, all of which aim to tone muscles and build more endurance than trying to escape It’s a Small World on a stationary bike. Take a look at the FAQ for a list of what to bring. Classes will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Additional year-round 5:30 a.m. sessions are also available but not included in this Groupon.<p>
Windy City Boot Camp
When certified trainer Camille Finklea isn't demonstrating practical exercises, she's leading phalanxes of women on fitness forays throughout Lakeview. Like athletes in the off-season, campers lunge across open fields, blast through plateaus while jumping rope, or speed up progress with a time-altering montage. Sessions cycle through a constantly changing roster of exercises to keep muscles confused, and because routines are gender specific, they can focus on workouts specifically designed for women. The non-competitive classes foster a supportive environment, and nutritional advice keeps campers on the straight and narrow between meetings.