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)<p>
Choose from the following time frames up to three times per week:
- April 28–June 7
- June 9–July 19
- July 21–August 30<p>
Each one-hour fitscapade kicks off at various outdoor locations throughout Lincoln Park. Classes start at 7 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; the mobile camp will take place in different spots of the park, so guests should only bring what they can carry. Classes will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. <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.