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 today's Groupon. For $35, you get a month-long membership to Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena, a $149 value. This deal is for new members only, and the 30 days begin after your first session at the gym.
Breakthru's 14,000 square feet of pristine workout space make up the country's only federally recognized indoor ecological reserve for evolved cardio machines and herds of roaming fitness buffs. A schedule of various classes includes oodles of yoga, piles of Pilates, stacks of spinning, and a truckload of dance classes including Zumba, hip-hop, and the dance of the ancients—boot camp. Classes are offered seven days a week and start as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m. Other membership perks include discounts on special classes and ample free parking.
The inviting, boutique atmosphere inspires more voluntary visits and fewer dreadful drop-ins, which leads to a more-regular routine and better overall results. Breakthru's spaciously intimate environment is a far cry from crowded fitness facilities of yesteryear, where men and women formed human pyramids and worked out in tiers atop one another. The airy quarters and friendly staff make gym-goers feel welcome, comfortable, and encouraged.
- I like the smallness of this gym but I never feel that it is crowded - it feels like an intimate, clean, upscale place you want to keep visiting. – Rebecca H., Yelp
- They offer a 30 minute workout session for those of us on the go. They have a very clean facility and everyone their [sic] is very professional. – Vanessa C., Insider Pages