Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
At Art of Yoga, a team of instructors with extensive training and experience leads students in classes that build flexibility and strength and connect and heal the body and mind. Offerings include beginner and advanced courses, as well as gentle Yin and vigorous Vinyasa courses. The instructors also guide pupils through more unusual classes, such as fun multilevel Yoga Jams and Y12SR, a discussion group that combines yoga's insight with the practical tools of 12-step programs.
With an arsenal of workout regimens and classes, Willie Blanks—brother of Tae-Bo creator Billy Blanks—carries on the family tradition as he and his team of trainers lead healthy hopefuls to their goals. Students of the Wil-li-netics program are instructed in positive thinking and self-motivation as well as physical strength, giving them the mental wherewithal to pursue their fitness ambitions and telekinetically deflect cannon-propelled hot dogs. Individual attention comes in the form of a series of personalized routines, which may feature step aerobics, kickboxing, dance, or hand-weight workouts. An approximately one-hour massage (a $50 value) softens tight tendons, and a series of 15-minute life-coaching sessions (a $12.50 value per session) tones thought patterns into sleeker, more positive outlooks. Each gym membership entitles trainees to as many classes as their de-jellified limbs desire (up to a $60 value).
Spartas infuses serenity into peaceful patrons with relaxing, therapeutic treatments. Nullify nagging knots and kinks in bone-and-muscle storage devices by appeasing them with the soothing strokes of a massage ($35) instead of rubbing them with a homemade apple pie. The detoxifying aromatherapy steam ($10) cleanses dirt, grime, and oil from the pores while softening the skin. A hand paraffin treatment ($15) exfoliates dead skin cells from hardworking phalanges with the Beauticontrol instant manicure and softens appendage ends with a repair cream. Multiple layers of paraffin are then applied to make hands silky smooth and ready for glove fittings or afternoons spent shaving coconuts.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial consultation includes x-rays, digital photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain as well as a panoramic radiograph, a lateral cephalometric radiograph, and models that pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.