Baltimoreans can get built like a brick brickhouse, toned like a tiki tower, or sculpted like a sculpture with today's deal: 20 classes at Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's for $19. That's less than a dollar per class for a package that normally would cost $200, and it's good for any of the seven locations, not including the state-of-the-art underground gladiator pit (due for completion in 2012).
Since you'll get to choose from a fitness cornucopia of 34 different types of group classes, you might want to limit yourself to the ones that best match your personality and goals, be they world domination or dance-floor domination. Dancin' fools can sweat off a few pounds and learn some Latin dance steps in the popular Zumba class. Newbies can ease in at their own pace with the low-impact, rejuvenating BodyVive workout, which incorporates VIVE balls, tubes, and optional hand weights. There's BodyFlow for the thinkers, BodyCombat for the fighters, and BodyAttack for the athletes. You can also get head-to-toe buff in a hurry with BodyPump, or go easy on the joints with a little all-you-can-drink AquaSculpting water aerobics. Available classes vary by location.
Designed by the fitness club's Renaissance-woman founder Lynne Brick and her equally accomplished husband Victor, Brick Bodies' classes are comfortable, co-ed, and results-oriented. Even if your preferred results are "I want my left glute, and only my left glute, to be hard as a rock," you'll probably find a class on the class schedule that will help you achieve it. The two Lynne Brick's locations feature women-only facilities and classes, if preferred. Best of all, with such a variety of classes and today's Groupon, you'll never have to take the same class twice.
Note: Grants access to locker room and classes only, not the gym. Must be 21 or older. This Groupon expires on December 28.
- There were several aspects that put Brick above the rest of the competition. And while size doesn’t always matter, in this case it made a difference. The layout is big—with enough room that the cardio is completely separate from the weights. – Adam Bornstein, Men's Health
Reviewers on Google give Brick Bodies/Lynne Brick's downtown location 3.5 stars:
- Brick Bodies has a great vibe and atmosphere with an excellent range of classes and equipment! I highly reccommend [sic] Brick Bodies! – Rachael, Google
Tetris Tips from the Pros
All this talk of Brick Bodies might remind you of how your midsection got soft in the first place: by striving tirelessly to become the office Tetris champ. But as in any competitive sport, there’s always someone gunning for number one. What advice can professional Tetris players offer to help you stay on top?
J.K. Shimabukuro says: Don’t rely too much on the long pieces. A T-Spin in a pinch will afford you more points in a variety of set-ups, without waiting for ideal vertical conditions. It’s like my mom/coach used to say, “Wait for straight, might be too late.” God, I’m happy to be finally free of her.
Ace Treyden says: Practice everywhere, especially at work. If your boss scolds you, try to catch him taking a nap at his desk. Then you can affix his neck with a spring-loaded reverse spike collar, voice-activated by his complaining. What? Oh. Sure, I guess you could just point out he himself was napping.
Brian “The Brain” Shankin says: Believe in your dreams, because no one else will, especially after they come true and that shark does eat the Vice President, and you’re taken in for questioning due to prescient shark- and Vice President–related blog comments, and while they’re handcuffing you, that same old blind lady from your dream is laughing right at you even though she’s blind. Also, never give up.
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Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's
Designed by founder and renaissance woman Lynne Brick and her accomplished husband, Victor, Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's health clubs share a fitness cornucopia of group classes, personal-training sessions, and women’s health tips. They stock their workout facilities with premium cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as offer amenities that may include pools, childcare services, and volcano-free saunas. Each of the seven locations sports its own personality, including the Owings Mills and Belvedere facilities, which operate as all-female communities.
The Brick's also employ a team of certified instructors, who lead more than 30 types of group fitness classes, allowing students of all skill levels access to sessions that range from low-impact workouts, such as BodyVive, to more intense courses, such as the kickboxing-inspired BodyCombat classes.