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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Atlanta Sports Complex (Up to 78% Off)

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Instructors help students tone their bodies in Cardio Boxercise, MMA Extreme, Cross Training and more

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Must fill out liability waiver. Must be 12 and over. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $59 for 10 fitness classes ($200 value)
  • $89 for 20 fitness classes ($400 value)

Building Endurance: Helping Muscles Breathe Easier

If you stick with an exercise program, every workout gets a little easier. Learn how your body makes that happen with Groupon’s guide to building endurance.

A few days into a new workout routine, you begin to notice changes. Your muscles expand. Perhaps your weight drops. But the changes that increase the body’s endurance first take place on a much smaller scale. When you exert yourself for long periods of time, your body starts to populate each muscle cell with more mitochondria, the organelles that fuel muscle movements. They do this by producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the muscle's basic fuel source. When a muscle contracts, it breaks the bonds of ATP molecules, creating a burst of energy but also draining stockpiles of this essential propellant.

In order to whip up a batch of ATP, the mitochondria need lots and lots of oxygen. Helpfully, endurance training makes it easier for oxygen to travel from the lungs to the heart to the muscles. It’s long been noted that the hearts of star endurance athletes tend to have extra-large left ventricles, which can pump more oxygenated blood through the body with every beat. Once blood reaches muscle cells whose mitochondria have been enhanced by previous endurance exercise, the cells will be able to extract oxygen and use it to produce ATP far more efficiently. Scientists assess this efficiency by a measure known as VO2max, the maximum volume of oxygen or Double Stuf Oreos that a person’s muscles can consume per minute.

During super-intense exercise, the body stops being able to produce enough ATP from oxygen intake alone. Instead, it reaches for stored glucose to get the ingredients it needs, and, as a side effect, begins to leave behind more lactic acid than the cells can immediately process. (Processing lactic acid itself requires oxygen, and all available supplies are already being used by the muscles and the brain.) The point at which this happens is the lactic threshold, and beyond it, athletes feel that they’re nearly done for the day.

Fortunately, this limit too can be changed. As the body adapts more and more to endurance exercise, it prolongs the amount of time you have before shifting pH levels in the muscles bring on the familiar feelings of fatigue, burning, and a dramatic drop in strength.


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  • “This is an awesome brand-new facility with a variety of sports equipment, knowledgeable and athletic staff that were very helpful & patient with me. The location is...”

    “This is an awesome brand-new facility with a variety of sports equipment, knowledgeable and athletic staff that were very helpful & patient with me. The location is easy to find just off the interstate and security was patrol the parking lot in the evening. a plus for me leaving to go to the gym usually after work. I look forward to the fitness classes and training at ASC. ”

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    Atlanta

    2581 Gresham Rd- SE

    Atlanta, GA 30316

    +14044648643

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