The importance of personal training lies in its ability to build endurance, confidence, and knees capable of crushing cans. Morph into a human appliance with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two one-hour personal-training sessions (a $178 value) at The Body Shop Studio in Stirling.
Under the guidance of The Body Shop's owner Mike Occhipinti—a professional bodybuilder, certified personal trainer, and performance enhancement specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine—a team of certified trainers whips bodies into tip-top shape. Each 60-minute session embraces an old-school approach to personal training and nutritional planning, as a sweat sensei supervises exercisers in a private studio. The Body Shop tailors workout methods and healthy eating plots to each participant's specific needs and goals, and turns a blind eye toward the plaintive whining of clients' sentient evil twins.
The studio, which prepped a finalist of season 10 of NBC's The Biggest Loser, welcomes everyone from seasoned athletes to prospective iron-pumpers looking to jumpstart fitness routines.
Both sessions must be completed within two weeks of activating your Groupon.
The Staten Island Advance featured trainer and owner Mike Occhipinti of The Body Shop Studio.