Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s three-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to transform workout novices into pumping professionals capable of running a marathon inside a swimming pool filled with mud. A free fitness orientation––offered to each new member––helps determine an optimal fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying program, and two personal training sessions help self-sculptors attain results. This deal also includes three months of unlimited tanning to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
Unlike shady sports scalpers, this deal gives you full and legitimate access to The Sports Clubs, including group fitness classes, all workout equipment, and locker-room amenities, as well as a one-on-one personal-training session. The Sports Clubs offers 20+ fitness classes with flexible schedules, including Yoga, Pilates, Yogalates, Salsa, Core Mania, and Cardio Jam. Try the nationally renowned Turbo Kick, an effective cardiovascular class that can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour while you kick and punch imaginary coworkers to a thinner waistline. If you’re training for the annual grocery-line dance off, sculpt and tone your body with Zumba, a fusion dance class that combines fast and slow Latin dance steps. Fitness beginners can use their personal-training session to kick start their 30 days with professional muscle knowledge and injury-prevention techniques, while professional boulder throwers can use theirs to target specific areas without endangering fellow gym rats with heavy projectiles.
Mixed-level yoga classes are taught by YogaNow founder Meta Hirschl and Cypresse, both of whom are certified to foster flexibility and bring bendable bliss. The value of this Groupon can be applied toward other classes outside of the noon time slot, but availability is not guaranteed and you must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Get your downward, upward, inward, outward, and towardward dogs on at YogaNow's wood-floored downtown studio.
The ample schedule, with multiple classes every day of the week, prevents you from having to painfully contort your day just to make a class. Bhava Yoga Studio's impassioned instructors remix pliable poses from the relatively new Anusara tradition into a variety of specialized classes. Most importantly, all are welcome, from yoga veterans malleable as warm wax to neophytes unable to touch their toes.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
LA Boxing sculpts physiques into fighting shape with group fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. These total-body routines combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Sixteen-ounce gloves are provided, as is complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill.
The strong, flexible backbone of Total Body Wellness is its team of nationally certified instructors that ensures a supportive, unintimidating atmosphere. The Gyrokinesis classes works the entire body through natural spinal movements, while the Yoga classes focus on flexibility and balance. Total Body Wellness also provides 60-minute Pilates matwork classes for practitioners of all skill levels, ranging from timid tenderfoots to professional Joseph Pilates impersonators. Pupils are strongly encouraged to bring their own mats, but a limited amount of loaners are available for new students. Check the schedule for upcoming classes.