Although feeling the burn during a workout is generally a good sign, feeling the burn while sitting on the sofa means your sofa is in the fireplace. Engage in controlled, constructive body burning with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a one-month membership package at Big Sky Fitness’s locations in New Britain, Newington, and Simsbury (a $292.95 total value). The package includes:
- One month of membership fees (a $32.95 value)
- Four semiprivate personal-training sessions (a $60 value each; a $240 total value)
- $20 credit for drinks at the gym’s shake bar
This Groupon is valid only for new members and for those who have not been a member for six months or more.
Recognized by the Hartford Advocate as Best Health and Fitness Center in 2011, Big Sky can shape specimens with myriad individual workout stations and more than 15 types of group fitness classes. Therein, the self-improvement savants strive to foster a welcoming atmosphere for workers-out of all abilities and experience levels. Members obtain access to a far-reaching variety of machines, free weights, and cardio equipment by which muscles, like Picasso’s famed tartare canvasses, can be formed into meaty works of art. Patrons can also treat their limbs to unlimited access to more than 50 group fitness classes scheduled every week at each location. Feel free to tend to tendons with flexibility and breathing exercises in a 60-minute yoga session, or animate legs without drawing a life-size flipbook thanks to the 60-minute spin class.
Four 45-minute, semiprivate personal-training sessions pursue and conquer fitness goals with supportive attention from an expert in exercise. In small groups of six or fewer, trainers oversee each exerciser’s technique as he or she performs muscle-molding moves pulled from TRX suspension techniques and kettlebell training as well as body-weight resistance exercises and tug-of-war against one of Jupiter’s moons. A post-workout shake fortifies tired tendons with protein blends including the Rip, Tear, and Repair ($5) or enlivens systems with a jolt of fiber ($5) that boosts metabolism like waking to a bear sleeping in bed with you.
Big Sky Fitness
The personal trainers at Big Sky Fitness cut frustration from the range of emotions their clients experience. That's because their X-factor coaching is grounded in science, ensuring that exercisers reach their goals if they stick to the regimen. Group fitness classes act as a helpful add-on to the personal-training sessions, as do nutritious shakes from the Shake Bar.