Bodies that are properly cared for perform better, which explains why most Olympic records are held by reanimated mummies. Go for the pharaoh's gold with today’s Groupon to Rochester Athletic Club. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get three TRX suspension-training classes (a $54 value).
- For $25, you get five group exercise classes at the club's new Studio 4 Fitness (a $77 value).
At Rochester Athletic Club's Studio 4 Fitness, certified trainers help students stretch toward fitness goals with nearly 20 weekly exercise classes inspired by Pilates, yoga, and dance. TRX sessions contain dozens of bodyweight exercises to build strength and flexibility, and class sizes are kept small to ensure each student receives individualized attention and that there's enough oxygen available to prevent gasping. Elongation classes cultivate long, lean muscles with Pilates-inspired core exercises, assisted stretches, and balance-boosting moves fueled by foam rollers. In addition to raising heart rates with Latin-inspired choreography, Zumba toning sessions sculpt arms and abs with maraca-like hand weights. An 85-degree room facilitates deep stretches in 60-minute Hot Barre classes, whose ballet-like workout makes muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire swallower. Consult the class schedule for dates and times.
The Rochester Athletic Club
Most treadmills require sneakers, or a really rubbery pair of feet. But a special treadmill at The Rochester Athletic Club obliges athletes to don ice skates. The hockey treadmill sends 50 square feet of simulated ice whizzing beneath the skates of training players. Not only can players practice passes along the front lip of the treadmill, where a puck glides to and fro, but they can also tweak the speed and elevation of the treadmill to their skill levels.
This specially calibrated treadmill embodies the contemporary nature of the 28,000-square-foot gym. The modern space's programs include group fitness classes, personal training, and wellness courses for patrons more than 50 years old. Classes utilize abundant cardio equipment, a circuit of Cybex weight machines, and high-definition televisions. And with the Paint Creek Trail and Rochester Municipal Park next door, workouts can get back to basics during boot camp and other seasonal outdoor classes, such as how to outrun a squirrel.