The attentive staff at Fitso Gym oversees an arsenal of muscle-building equipment to help members reach summits of fitness and confidence. A host of strength-training accoutrements await newcomers—including barbells and machines that chisel shoulders, legs, and phantom limbs—and a cherry-red boxing ring hosts spars across the floor. Professionally trained staff members help clients achieve their goals by designing custom workout plans and tailored nutrition guidelines. In addition to holding private sessions, their group fitness classes keep bodies in motion six days a week with workouts such as boot camp and spinning.
Poseidon Adventures Limited's PADI-certified scuba instructors guide fledgling divers through the world of underwater breathing in a two-hour Discover Scuba course. Classes of up to 10 students begin on dry land with a curriculum of scuba basics and safety practices. Following the on-land lecture, the instructors strap gill-less guests into the appropriate scuba equipment before unleashing them on a nearby pool for firsthand scuba simulation. Upon taking the first plunge, bubbles burst out of regulators like cannons filled with dish soap and divers experience the weightless sensation of breathing while submerged. Although not included in today's Groupon, students who wish to continue their scuba education can pursue PADI certification in Poseidon Adventures Limited’s Open Water course.
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 600 calories with each go-round.
Safety comes first at New Heights Rock Climbing Gym. Before strapping in at the gym’s top-rope climbing course, all guests have to complete a training lesson that teaches them the skills needed to safely surmount the gym’s walls. Students learn how to tie weight-bearing knots, help friends safely ascend and descend the walls using belaying techniques, and recognize the difference between rocks and Styrofoam coolers that just look like rocks. Once instructors deem them ready, students can then latch onto the colorful rocks sprinkled throughout the climbing space, using their upper-arm strength and path-finding skills to surmount the vertical obstacle course. The angled bouldering course rises over padded mats, allowing guests to safely climb the inclines while working against gravity pulling down their own body weight. The gym opens its doors to parties of all sizes, with one designated instructor for every eight partygoers to ensure climbers stay safe and agile.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.