The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn't meant to be dry. Swathe the body in refreshing moisture with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get eight adult or children’s swimming lessons at Atlantis Sports Club & Spa, housed within the recently renovated Sheraton Parsippany Hotel (a $135 value).
Atlantis Sports Club & Spa's CPR-certified and continually training staff guides young people and adults in safely cultivating the skills to navigate aquatic thoroughfares in indoor and outdoor pools situated throughout a 25,000-square-foot facility. A schedule of 30-minute lessons, held in small class sizes of no more than six, divvies up students by age level beginning with toddlers three years and younger. During the Water Babies course, parents and instructors initiate tots in non-bathtime water play, building a positive relationship with H20 through songs, games, and coin-operated manatee rides. Students that progress to Starfish level take on swimming and pool-safety basics while developing their doggy-paddle skills. Ray class participants build up their independence in the deeper end by mastering the crawl- and backstroke. In adult programs, fully grown humans and bearded babies can bolster aquatic bona fides by learning the endurance- and stamina-maximizing techniques garnered through perfecting each swim stroke.
Atlantis Sports Club & Spa
Safety-trained staff man all aspects of Atlantis's clubs, whether stationed near the free weights and resistance machines or leading group classes in practices such as yoga and Zumba. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters set pulses racing without the need to keep convincing oneself that the oven's still on at home. As high windows set indoor pools sparkling at some locations, tykes reclaim their amphibious heritage in swim classes and adults aggressively burn calories as they cradle tender joints in aqua fitness classes. Afterward, guests can put in an intensive lounging session in the steam room or sauna.