Like a tree house, a gym never lets nonmembers inside and always deflects frogs fired from the neighborhood bully’s slingshot. Hurry up the rope ladder with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a three-month membership (a $140 value, including a $50 enrollment and key-card fee), two personal-training sessions (a $120 value), six boot-camp classes (a $45 value), and a body-fat analysis (a $30 value) at Anytime Fitness in Ballantyne (a $335 total value).
Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with nonstop security, perpetually motivating calorie burners with an array of fitness services and classes. The three-month membership 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. 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 guide self-sculptors through exercise routines and lessons on how to repair T-shirts ripped by violent muscle flexing.
For group-based intensive exercise, Anytime Fitness offers six boot-camp sessions to whip exercisers into a sweaty lather under the loving encouragement of an inspirational instructor. Rounding out the health explosion is a body-fat analysis and diet plan to help shed pounds by catering to individual physical needs and discouraging binges of man-sized gummi bears.
Anytime Fitness's members hit the gym at their whim with 24-hour secured access to facilities stocked with cardio and strength-training equipment from notable brands such as Life Fitness, Precor, and Nautilus. After a complimentary orientation, exercisers work up a sweat and catch up on their favorite shows atop treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes mounted with personal televisions. Trainers walk rows of free weights and machines, doling out motivational guidance, and instructors lead TRX classes that use body-weight and low-impact routines to build lean muscle and burn calories.