Resistance training mimics the techniques of early human hunters, who used nothing but their own strength and an elaborate system of rubber bands to capture prey. Continue fitness traditions with today's Groupon to 447 Club Fitness (formerly known as BFit-fitness) in Oak Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get five Zumba fusion classes (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get five Hit It! power-punch classes (a $60 value).
The trained workout buffs at BFit at 447 Club Fitness foster fitness responsibility by leading solo exercisers and families in energetic classes. The 45-minute Hit It! class ($12 per class) melds boxing, mixed martial arts, and resistance training in interval workouts that keep fists and hearts pumping like the pistons of Racer X's mysterious car. Classes will be held Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. and on weeknights based on demand.
A one-hour Zumba fusion-dance class ($9 per class) fuses Zumba, hip-hop, salsa, merengue, and freestyle dance, stirring them together in a spicy exercise stew and serving them up on Thursday or Friday evenings beginning the last week in April. Zumba fusion's varied beats aim to make exercise engaging again for those who have already mastered stairs and grown bored with juggling flaming barbells.
BFit-Fitness founder Lynette Miller and her trainers can whip any client into shape with Zumba, boot camp, cardio kickboxing, or even personal training. But perhaps the most distinct aspect of 447 Club Fitness—the one that garnered attention from Oak Park 365 in 2009—is the staff’s commitment to childhood fitness. They offer several programs designed just for kids, including a circuit-training program that utilizes age-appropriate equipment and kids’ dance classes that teach foundational steps and which slow songs to request at school dances.