The most secretive body parts are muscles, which hide behind layers of skin and appear only occasionally to help lift cars off trapped kittens. Flex your biceps in the absence of a cat emergency with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month multi-club membership (a $79 value) and a 60-minute personal training session (a $65 value) at Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's. This Groupon is valid for any of the health clubs' seven locations. Membership must be activated by December 15th, 2010, and the personal training session must be scheduled for no later than December 31, 2010.
Brick Bodies (the five co-ed facilities) and Lynne Brick's (the two women-only facilities) provide exercisers with an unintimidating atmosphere for pound-shedding and muscle sculpting. In addition to the standard gym fare, such as weights, stairmasters, and stationary bikes, fitness-seekers can swim laps or reenact scenes from Deep Blue Sea with pool access. Social fitness animals can use the membership to join any group exercise class, such as the Les Mills classes, Brick Boxing, Zumba, and yoga. The 60-minute personal training session provides fitness advice, custom workout pointers, supportive motivation, and stock tips from a certified personal trainer.
Brick Bodies was founded by Lynne Brick, a fitness guru who has been featured in more than a dozen exercise videos, including Buns of Steel 6 and Country Dumbbell: Hank Williams Does Exercises, and her equally accomplished husband, Victor, a motivational speaker who has his muscular hand in workout videos and home fitness products.
New clients only. Services and facilities vary by location. Must be age 21 or older.
- 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
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.