Fitness Classes at The Fitness Room and One on One Personal Training (Up to 75% Off). Six Options Available.

Shelby Township

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  • $30 for five classes for one person (up to a $75 value)
  • $55 for 10 classes for one person (up to a $150 value)
  • $89 for 10 classes for two people (up to a $300 value)
  • $40 for two personal training sessions (up to a $120 value)
  • $110 for six personal training sessions (up to a $360 value)
  • $150 for 10 personal training sessions (up to a $600 value)

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.

Business Basics

Equipment: band, d-bell, bosu, step, med & exer ball, battle rope, k-bell, weight

Students should bring: a change of shoes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1–5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2012

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

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    Shelby Township

    47409 Van Dyke

    Shelby Township, Michigan 48316

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In a Nutshell

Fitness classes and personal training sessions from exercise experts help students stay healthy, burn excess fat, and build muscle

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Five classes for one person
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