I’m convinced that coupon sites are almost evil. Almost.

Sure, you can find some great deals. An hour-long Swedish massage for $39. 12 self defense classes for $29. Five pole-dancing classes and complimentary taint waxing for $40.95. Your own personal leather-clad gimp for $14.99. Word!

But at the end of the day, the amount of money you spend on stuff you normally wouldn’t spend money on gets a little ridiculous. To the point where it’s like you’re not even getting the benefit of the discount anymore because these sites are sucking up all your money with their deals. Then again, maybe it’s just me.

These coupon sites were like the strip club of the Internets for me. I was the naive patron. They were the sneaky seductresses, sitting in my lap and promising me all kinds of things and taking my money. Groupon, LivingSocial, CoupTessa…sheesh. Fortunately their novelty has worn off, and I’m back to my miserly ways.

BUT. But! I can’t totally diss them. This is where that almost part from earlier comes in. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some awesome businesses thanks to coupon sites, like the Miami Fit Body Boot Camp (MFBBC).

I had some coupon or another that gave me a month of unlimited classes at this boot camp gym. First of all, I love boot camp style workouts. I love them because I hate cardio. Okay, hate is a strong word. I extremely dislike doing traditional cardio (running, biking, swimming) with all its monotonous, repetitive blahness. I’d say I have the attention span of a hamster, but those little guys never get tired of running on the wheel. I do. So when it’s time for me to get my cardio on, I like variety.

Story of my life.

If you’re not familiar with boot camp workouts, they incorporate a lot of body weight stuff (push ups, jumping, and other weird but fun movements) usually done in timed intervals. And that’s how it goes at MFBBC. The workouts were challenging and we ALWAYS did different things. There were people of all different fitness levels, too. So no need to feel intimidated.

I also really liked the vibe there. Owner Armando Cruz is very supportive and seems like an all-around nice guy. Oh, and I should also mention that this boot camp is INDOORS. Which is a HUGE plus in my book. Summer is rolling around, and I know working out is about getting sweaty. But dude. This is Miami. I’ll take the heat and mosquito relief when I can get it, working out or not.

The only drawback was that the regular price of MFBBC was a bit out of my range. I was genuinely sad when my month was up, and I considered staying. But at this point in time I need to pinch my pennies for several reasons. However, I would love to go back to this gym. It is a bit more expensive than a regular gym membership, but the way I see it, you are guaranteed a good work out. And for people like me who hate cardio, sometimes you need to pay for motivation.

If you’d like to find out more info about MFBBC, call 305-741-0560. They located in Kendall right by Dadeland mall at 6832 SW 81 St, Miami, FL. Or visit http://www.miamifitbody.com.

(PS. I am not at all affiliated with this business. They are not paying me to write this, and I am not a member there. This is an honest review of my experience with them.)

2 comments on “Boot camp: Not just for guys with flat tops!”

  1. I’ve always wanted to do one of those boot camp things. I too, am not a fan of regular cardio — ESPECIALLY if it takes place at a gym. I like running, but not THAT much. It seriously just bores me to tears. I’ll have to try this one of these days.

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