I hope this isn't considered spam, as I have no affiliation with Mike Barwis or his company, but I saw this Groupon deal pop up on my phone today that I thought might be relevant to the interests of board members and decided to pass it along...
Five Boot-Camp Classes or Six-Week NFL-Style Strength-Training Program (Up to 67% Off)
In a Nutshell
Boot-camp and training programs supervised by the former Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Michigan and WVU
Choose Between Two Options
$35 for five Stay Strong boot-camp classes (a $75 value), held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at 9 a.m.
$499 for a six-week NFL-style strength-training program (a $1,500 value)
- Program begins with an initial session on September 8, during which participants participate in NFL Scouting Combine events such as the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, bench press, and cone drills
- For the next six weeks, participants may attend strength-training sessions on Mondays at 7 p.m. and speed/agility sessions on Saturdays at 8 a.m.
- At the end of the program, participants run through the same combine events to chart their improvement
- Trainers make an effort to arrange a makeup session for those who are not able to attend a scheduled session
Anyone who’s followed the fate of the pigskin on a crisp autumn Saturday is familiar with Mike Barwis’s work, whether they realize it or not. As the former Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Michigan and West Virginia University, Barwis spent years forging iron-like athletes including playmakers such as Steve Slaton, Pat White, and Brandon Minor. Now, he splits his time, consulting for the New York Mets and overseeing operations at Barwis Methods, where he and his staff promote fitness through boot-camp classes, strength-training programs, and personal-training sessions. When bolstering the fitness of everyday exercisers, Barwis’s personal trainers draw upon their own experience with the nation’s athletic elite; between them, they have trained numerous collegiate all-Americans, Olympians, and professional athletes, including more than 225 NFL players and four Puppy Bowl participants.