Working out at a gym motivates trainees with access to specialized equipment and the chance to meet cute treadmills. Discover the literal definition of speed dating with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two personal-training sessions at Body By Berle in Fresh Meadows (a $50 value).
Body By Berle's experienced trainers craft customized workouts designed to forge lean and flexible muscles, build stamina, and boost metabolism in efficient 30-minute sessions. Clients blossom under the umbrella of an instructor's devoted attention as they ask questions, learn proper movements, figure out equipment settings, and find out how to train for Olympic tractor-tipping. No more than five people use the gym at any one time, eliminating long lines for contrivances such as the abdominal machine, the Gravitron for upper-body bolstering, and the hip abductor for outer-thigh and buttock strengthening.
The gym's mirrors reflect a simple, utilitarian setup free of Mayan goldsmiths melting exercise machines into thrones. Complimentary parking is available for those who prefer to save their stamina for the workout session.
Body by Berle: Personal Training Center
Berle compares his fitness philosophy to his thoughts on food, in that excess of either can be dangerous. Instead, he teaches his clients how to incorporate strength training as part of a balanced lifestyle, only requiring them to devote two 30-minute sessions per week. Since 1986 he has fostered one-on-one gym experiences with clients, who can range from ages 12 to 90, using the SuperSlow method on Nautilus machines for an effective workout that minimizes the chance of injury.