Working out is not only good for your muscles, but also your mind and the corner of your heart where Richard Simmons has been squatting for months. Indulge your inner spandex-clad star with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one month of unlimited gym access at Bodyplex Fitness’s Athens East and Athens West locations (up to a $250 value).
Named Best Healthclub in the Athens Banner-Herald's OnlineAthens Reader's Choice poll in 2009 and 2010, Bodyplex Fitness boasts large facilities complete with modern equipment and group classes to whip burgeoning muscle mavens into shape. Eke beads of sweat out of pores on the elliptical, treadmill, and stair-stepping machines, some of which are equipped with individual TVs so exercisers can work out in sync with their favorite Broadway show or small-claims-court decision. An array of free weights proffers bicep-building opportunities, and the women-only area at the Athens East location allows for a haven to chat about Y chromosomes.
Health hunters at the East and West locations can attend unlimited group fitness classes, which include yoga, TRX suspension, Zumba, and Pilates, as well as indoor cycling classes where riders conquer simulated hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, and bank-robbing getaways. While indulging tensed muscles in a postworkout sit in the locker rooms’ dry sauna or taking advantage of the tanning facilities, dock wee ones at the complimentary KidsPlex childcare center—complete with toys, art activities, and multiple game systems for added entertainment.
From spacious locker rooms to family-friendly facilities, BodyPlex gyms are built to take the stress out of working out. Fitness machines ranging from cardio equipment to free-motion systems beckon those familiar with the gym scene to jump right into a regime. Newcomers need not stress about a learning curve, as personal instructors power walk the grounds, ready to give one-on-one instruction with an appointment. To ease the workout worries of parents, enthusiastic staff members man the gym's onsite Kidsplex, a youth-focused playroom stocked with crafts, toys, and two different video-game systems. Additionally, those who achieve their best when with like-minded people can break a sweat and their personal fist-bump record in one of the gym's daily fitness classes.