Ancient Greeks maintained their strength by wrestling, running marathons, and learning to throw Socrates' marble bust in a perfect spiral. Enjoy a more modern spin on conditioning with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a six-week boot camp (a $329 value), one hour of personal training (a $75 value), and a group fitness class (a $20 value) at Body and Soul Core Fitness in Cedar Grove (a $424 total value).
Physique chiseling endeavors triumph in Body and Soul's colorful 8,000-square-foot facilities. The gym's boot-camp classes alternate between high-intensity cardio training and muscle conditioning, emphasizing a workout that constantly changes like Richard Simmons viewed through a kaleidoscope. Torch up to 600 calories per session by jumping rope, performing boxing drills, and lifting weights five times a week May–October or three times a week November–April. The courses are held outdoors when weather permits, giving budding buffs an infusion of fresh air and the opportunity to arm-wrestle Mother Nature.
A certified fitness expert pairs patrons with a workout plan based on individual health history and lifestyle in a one-hour personal-training session. The gym's schedule overflows with Zumba, kickboxing, and spinning classes that give fitness buffs an opportunity to improve well-being and learn the rules of the stationary road. Though not included in this Groupon, childcare ($3/child) is also available.
Body & Soul Core Fitness
Vibrant red, yellow, and blue walls envelop a plethora of weightlifting and cardio machines in Body & Soul Core Fitness’s main room. While lifting barbells or twirling legs atop treadmills, patrons can watch flat-screen TVs or peek through the windows into the cardio-kickboxing room lined with red heavy bags swinging under the force of swift kicks and punches. The gym’s classes also include Zumba, DanceSports, spinning, and circuit training. Those interested in more individualized attention can take part in one-on-one personal-training sessions with the gym’s experienced instructors.
1376 Pompton Ave.
Cedar Grove, New Jersey 07009