"Train Like A Marine, With Real Marines. Become A Warrior."

by Rachelle Hruska · March 17, 2009

[Former Marine sergeant Ruben Belliard (R), an Iraq War veteran, shouts instructions during a workout at Warrior Fitness Boot Camp gym March 17, 2009. Photo via Chris Hondros/Getty]

"Train like a Marine, with real Marines. Become a Warrior."

On 35th street in Midtown, NYC, regular New Yorkers are getting their chance to experience what it's like to go through boot camp at Warrior Fitness Boot Camp. Two former Marine sergeants began the boot camp-style training gym in 2008, bringing the exercises and drills they did as young Marines at the notorious Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island to more sedentary New Yorkers. Most customers do the vigorous, team-style workouts 3-4 times a week, with workouts beginning before sunrise at 5:30 am.