Emerson famously said, "The first wealth is health," uttered as he claimed yet another prize check at a bodybuilding competition. Transcend to a new level of health with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 10 one-day visits to the Aztec Recreation Center at San Diego State University (up to a $120 value). This Groupon is also valid for visits to the Aquaplex and racquetball facilities.
Waistlines shrink and muscles clench inside the Aztec Recreation Center and Aquaplex's combined 86,000-square-foot collection of swimming pools, strength machines, cardio equipment, and group classes. Visitors brush up beach bodies on the fitness room's stable of Cybex and Icarian circuit machines, and a clanging of metal to rival robot slap fights arises from the weight room's collection of Hammer Strength machines and free weights. When patrons aren't breaking a sweat on one of the cardio room's more than 90 TV-equipped stair climbers, elliptical machines, or treadmills, they can pick up yoga and Zumba moves in any of 60 weekly group classes. Other nooks of the sprawling complex let guests crash the boards on four multi-purpose ball courts, stoke scientific progress by dropping apples from a 30-foot climbing wall, and flutter-kick through the Aquaplex's solar-heated swimming areas.
Though Aztec Recreation Center offers discounted rates for students and affiliates, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.