One or Three 60-Minute Outdoor or In-Home Personal-Training Sessions from Fitness with JD (Up to 67% Off)

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  • $25 for one 60-minute outdoor training session ($55 value)
  • $29 for one 60-minute in-home training session ($75 value)
  • $59 for three 60-minute outdoor training sessions ($165 value)
  • $75 for three 60-minute in-home training sessions ($225 value)

The team of certified personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts makes workouts more convenient by meeting with clients in a convenient location and designing programs intended to help people live a healthier lifestyle in general.

Building Endurance: Helping Muscles Breathe Easier

If you stick with an exercise program, every workout gets a little easier. Learn how your body makes that happen with Groupon’s guide to building endurance.

A few days into a new workout routine, you begin to notice changes. Your muscles expand. Perhaps your weight drops. But the changes that increase the body’s endurance first take place on a much smaller scale. When you exert yourself for long periods of time, your body starts to populate each muscle cell with more mitochondria, the organelles that fuel muscle movements. They do this by producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the muscle's basic fuel source. When a muscle contracts, it breaks the bonds of ATP molecules, creating a burst of energy but also draining stockpiles of this essential propellant.

In order to whip up a batch of ATP, the mitochondria need lots and lots of oxygen. Helpfully, endurance training makes it easier for oxygen to travel from the lungs to the heart to the muscles. It’s long been noted that the hearts of star endurance athletes tend to have extra-large left ventricles, which can pump more oxygenated blood through the body with every beat. Once blood reaches muscle cells whose mitochondria have been enhanced by previous endurance exercise, the cells will be able to extract oxygen and use it to produce ATP far more efficiently. Scientists assess this efficiency by a measure known as VO2max, the maximum volume of oxygen or Double Stuf Oreos that a person’s muscles can consume per minute.

During super-intense exercise, the body stops being able to produce enough ATP from oxygen intake alone. Instead, it reaches for stored glucose to get the ingredients it needs, and, as a side effect, begins to leave behind more lactic acid than the cells can immediately process. (Processing lactic acid itself requires oxygen, and all available supplies are already being used by the muscles and the brain.) The point at which this happens is the lactic threshold, and beyond it, athletes feel that they’re nearly done for the day.

Fortunately, this limit too can be changed. As the body adapts more and more to endurance exercise, it prolongs the amount of time you have before shifting pH levels in the muscles bring on the familiar feelings of fatigue, burning, and a dramatic drop in strength.

In a Nutshell

Trainers help clients work toward their fitness goals by designing personalized workout regimens and offering basic nutritional guidance

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Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Must be 18 or older. May redeem across multiple visits. 15 mile radius limit from 10007 for in-home and outdoor options. Valid only for clients that have not used services in last 6 months. Must activate within expiration period. Sessions expire within 3 months of activation for multiple session option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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