Thursday, July 8, 2010

Giving Inactivity The Boot

Easy conversation and banter filled the air as a dozen boot campers finished jogging a 5:30 a.m. warm-up lap around Himmel Park. ‘Today's going to be a hill day,’ said Paul Rose, the easygoing instructor who owns Urban Athletics Boot Camp. Some groaned good-naturedly before running up and down a modest hill on grass still damp from an early-morning watering. Urban Athletics is one of more than a dozen boot camps in town that attract determined Tucsonans in the wee hours of most mornings. These people haven't enlisted in the military. They actually pay for this. Boot camps started appearing in Tucson parks and gyms in the early '90s, and their popularity continues to increase. The camps in Tucson meet mostly in parks at sunrise or in the evenings...

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