Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s one-month membership ($59), which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Two personal training sessions ($35) help self-sculptors attain results. This deal also includes unlimited tanning ($25/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable fitness-focused members to improve their physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, prospective perspirers don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features TVs with cable and other media diversions. Today's Groupon includes an initial consultation and equipment orientation with a personal trainer and full access to all club facilities, including cardio and strength-training equipment. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced. New members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations and a waived enrollment and orientation fee (a $49 value).
While working for 13 years as a massage therapist, Valerie Gibson used yoga to keep her own body healthy and in shape. Eventually, she realized she had a desire to teach yoga as well, becoming a certified instructor. While yoga kept her strong, she longed for a bit of fun and cardio in her routine. She soon discovered Zumba, quickly seeking a teaching certification there too. Inspired by her own fitness routine, she started Zuga Fitness as a gym where clients could find Zumba, yoga, and massage all in one place. Now, with the help of her staff, she offers classes seven days a week, helping students of all fitness levels discover a passion for fun-focused exercise.
Mantra Medi Spa’s licensed aestheticians welcome their clients into more than 14 years of skin-fixing experience. Their services range from microdermabrasion treatments that uproot trapped dirt and confetti to laser hair-removal sessions.
At Fitness Together, getting fit involves getting focused and fired up to achieve. Here, certified personal trainers guide clients of all skill levels through motivating programs designed to meet goals loftier than a giraffe’s basketball hoop. To help their charges torch calories and tone muscles as efficiently as possible, the trainers incorporate evidence-based training methods, such as intervals, tempos, and fartlek, into each fitness regimen. Filled with cardio challenges and resistance training, workouts are tailored to individual needs and paired with nutrition tips that help the body build lean muscle. These sessions take place in a private, spa-like studio, flush with energizing red walls and functional training tools such as medicine balls, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings.
In September of 2009, Get U Moving Fitness's founder, Yokasta, got herself moving after gradually gaining weight for a handful of years. She started running and taking Turbo Kick classes, which combine kickboxing and dance moves. Yokasta became so hooked on her new lifestyle, she decided to share that experience with others and opened Get U Moving Fitness. Along with teaching her favorite class, Turbo Kick, Yokasta and her husband also help runners plot training plans for 5Ks, marathons, and sprints to beat their spouse to the remote control.
The Fitness Fuzion's energetic instructors celebrate physical fitness in more than 40 weekly Zumba classes. Like a quinceañera party or presidential debate, each workout runs on exuberant shimmying inspired by a heady combination of salsa, bachata, and other Latin dances. Designed for exercisers of all levels, Zumba's easy-to-follow choreography melts calories as it tones muscles throughout the body. Rhythmic world music powers each routine, preventing participants from lugging boom boxes and tubas to class. In 9,000 square feet of new studio space, students can twirl and swivel without crashing into classmates, furniture, or ice sculptures of Tenochtitlan.