In today's workplace, sleeveless, bicep-broadcasting business suits are a common sight, and deal-closing golf games are eschewed in favor of sweat-slicked cage matches. Get in shape to vault over the corporate ladder with today's Groupon to the BJC WellAware Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a punch card for 10 fitness classes (up to an $80 value). This Groupon is valid for Zumba, yoga, fusion, and cycling classes.
- For $40, you get a three-month membership (up to a $182 value).
All holding bachelor’s or master’s degrees in exercise physiology, BJC WellAware Center’s staffers animate expertise to uphold the Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s mission to help others find health. Group fitness classes inculcate camaraderie as students enlist in Zumba, a Latin-dance-inspired exercise that sizzles calories with moves inspired by salsa, rumba, and reggaeton. Cycling sessions send indoor bikers on a sweat-inducing journey that includes fast-paced sprints, endurance climbs, and sudden braking at unmarked tortoise crossings. Wind down after an intense class with calming yoga for beginners and advanced stretchers, lengthening muscles with a series of poses paired with concentrated, deep breathing. Fusion relaxingly fortifies cores with a combination of yoga, tai chi, mat Pilates, and steel leotards, rounding out BJC’s schedule of weekly offerings.
With a three-month membership, gym-goers unlock an arsenal of user-friendly fitness equipment. Treadmills, steppers, rowing machines, and a poorly chained grizzly bear get hearts pumping in the cardio theater, where eight televisions entertain peepers as bodies give a tuneup to the cardiovascular system. Meanwhile, kettlebells, Body Masters and Life Fitness circuit machines, and free weights tone and strengthen musculature. BJC also houses swiss balls, foam rollers, core boards, and a therapy stretch table, allowing exercisers to wind down and leave the gym more relaxed than a pear at an apple-bobbing contest.
BJC WellAware Center
Located on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus, BJC WellAware Center is home to a highly trained staff of fitness professionals. They all have bachelor’s or master’s degrees in health- or exercise-related fields, most hold certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, and many specialize in functional training, which is the exact opposite of holding a planet on your shoulder to get ripped. Their years of training are put to work on the facility’s top-of-the-line equipment and during a slew of programs, including group fitness classes, personal-training sessions, and nutritional counseling.