Redeemed August 20, 2014
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $29.50 for four weeks of unlimited fitness classes ($299 value)
- $19.50 for five fitness classes ($100 value)
Functional Fitness: Beyond the Bench Press
Functional-fitness exercises focus on making everyday tasks easier. Check out Groupon’s basic rundown.
From shoveling snow to climbing stairs, people constantly carry out tasks that may seem mundane, but can lead to serious injury if the body can't handle the workload. Functional fitness targets groups of muscles throughout the body, conditioning them to work together so they can perform a range of simple tasks more easily and safely. Exercises commonly used in a functional-fitness regimen mimic such everyday movements: squatting to pick up a heavy object, lunging forward toward an out-of-reach ledge, balancing on an unstable chair as the shelf collapses.
Whereas a traditional curl targets the biceps by way of elbow movement, a functional exercise might incorporate the shoulders, spine, hips, knees, and ankles, which trains the upper and lower body to work in unison with the aid of a tightened core. This integration allows the muscles to grow at a similar rate, gaining strength in a way that complements the way a person lives rather than the way they simply work out.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Each class visit includes all day access to gym. Must activate voucher by expiration date; one month option expires 4 weeks from activation. 5-class option expires 2 months from activation. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.