In today’s workplace, sleeveless, bicep-broadcasting business suits are a common sight, and deal-closing golf games are eschewed in favor of sweat-slicked cage matches. Get in shape to vault over the corporate ladder with this Groupon to BJC WellAware Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get 10 fitness classes (up to an $80 value). This Groupon is valid for Zumba, yoga, fusion, and cycling classes.
- For $40, you get a three-month membership (up to a $182 value).
All holding bachelor’s or master’s degrees in exercise physiology, BJC WellAware Center’s staffers animate expertise to uphold Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s mission to help others find health. Group fitness classes inculcate camaraderie as students enlist in Zumba, a Latin-dance-inspired exercise that sizzles calories with moves inspired by salsa, rumba, and reggaeton. Cycling sessions send indoor bikers on a sweat-inducing journey that includes fast-paced sprints, endurance climbs, and sudden braking at unmarked tortoise crossings. Patrons can wind down after intense classes with calming yoga for beginners and advanced stretchers, lengthening muscles with a series of poses paired with concentrated, deep breathing. Fusion relaxingly fortifies cores with a combination of yoga, tai chi, mat Pilates, and steel leotards, rounding out BJC’s schedule of weekly offerings.
With a three-month membership, gym-goers unlock an arsenal of user-friendly fitness equipment. Treadmills, steppers, rowing machines, and a poorly chained grizzly bear get hearts pumping in the cardio theater, where eight televisions entertain peepers as bodies give tune-ups to cardiovascular systems. Kettlebells, Body Masters and Life Fitness circuit machines, and free weights tone and strengthen musculature. BJC also houses swiss balls, foam rollers, core boards, and a therapy stretch table, allowing exercisers to wind down and leave the gym more relaxed than a pear at an apple-bobbing contest.
BJC WellAware Center
Located on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus, BJC WellAware Center is home to a highly trained staff of fitness professionals. They all have bachelor’s or master’s degrees in health- or exercise-related fields, most hold certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, and many specialize in functional training, which is the exact opposite of holding a planet on your shoulder to get ripped. Their years of training are put to work on the facility’s top-of-the-line equipment and during a slew of programs, including group fitness classes, personal-training sessions, and nutritional counseling.