This expansive and elegant fitness facility boasts a well-rounded offering of equipment and group classes to ensure each and every part of your body is worked out equally. Zumba, Pilates, pole fitness, and cycling classes, among others, are taught in gleaming and spotless studio spaces, while the equipment rooms, packed full of high-quality workout apparatuses, buzz with human-powered energy. Your Groupon is good for 29 whole days of unlimited use of the facilities, so suit up for a month-long treadmill race against yourself on the specialized cardio equipment, ensure your biceps are bulging sufficiently for your upcoming cotillion by pumping iron in the machine and free-weight area, or drop into a dozen or so group sweat-sessions for new friends and tandem exercise encouragement. The gym also offers daycare and a junior fitness program for kids aged 8–12.
To give her students a well-rounded workout, Brandy Daugherty isn't content with teaching one style of Pilates. Instead, she blends the regimen's mat and reformer styles so her students can reap the benefits both of their bodies' own resistance and that of the reformer's series of cables, straps, and pulleys. Backed by a dozen certifications—including in Zumba, personal training, and turbo kickboxing—Brandy leads her students through sessions that blend core-stability work with plyometric moves and resistance training. She also switches up the workouts so that the body can’t adapt, because, like baby Hulks, confused muscles grow more quickly. Brandy holds class as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m. to accommodate every schedule, with personal training available on an appointment basis.
The American Kickboxing Academy, a mixed-martial-arts fitness center, sculpts the torsos and minds of everyone from tykes to elders with a potpourri of disciplines. Choose from a variety of classes that run 60–90 minutes from early in the morning to late in the evening, six days a week. Break out striking knees and elbows with muay thai kickboxing classes or try Brazilian jiu jitsu to vanquish opponents of any stature, from Bilbo Baggins to Andre the Giant, with a series of quick and effective strikes and maneuvers.
A trio of enthusiastic instructors leads Envy All-Stars, sharing essential cheerleading and dance skills while fostering confidence in each young performer. Monday–Thursday tumbling classes finesse floor-bound pursuits for mini gymnasts ages 5–18 or adults disguised in pinwheel beanies and footie pajamas. Each session matches students of the same skill level, ranging from the introductory fundamentals course to the Envy Elite advanced-tumbling strike force. Tumblers hooked after their quartet of classes can enlist in one of Envy's competitive teams or completely immerse themselves in acrobatics by trading places with their stunt double.