The decision to join a gym often occurs when one discovers their pants are hard to button, their coats are hard to zip, or their favorite recumbent bike is trapped beneath a double-parked delivery van. Bulk up or slim down with today’s Groupon to Astral Fitness and Wellness Center in the Bronx. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get five visits (a $75 value).
- For $29, you get 10 visits (a $150 value).
- For $39, you get 20 visits (a $300 value).
Astral Fitness and Wellness Center carves and conditions traditional athletes and martial artists amid a sprawling, 13,000-square-foot facility. A fleet of ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers, and cycles torch calories, making room for fresh brawn bulked by Nautilus, Hammer, and Icarian resistance-trainers and free weights. Group fitness classes jolt traditional workout routines with a coalescence of positivity and camaraderie rivaled only by a cheerleading squad that moonlights as a firefighting battalion. Classes include classic tae kwon do, aerobics, and kickboxing, as well as Silver Sneakers, which choreographs gentle routines designed to help older athletes pique their strength, flexibility, and balance without overexertion. After a solo or group workout, exercisers can wick sweat with included towel service, release steam inside the sauna, or open a Matchbox-car parking lot in one of the gym’s free parking spaces.