Exercise keeps the body in peak condition, which explains the marbleized ThighMaster lying next to Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy an anatomical renaissance with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a fitness package at Brit’s Brothers Gym (a $299 total value). The package includes the following:
- Five personal-training sessions (a $200 value)
- 30 days of unlimited boot-camp classes (a $99 value). Click here for a class schedule.<p>
Owned by two-time state bodybuilding champion Olly Pierce, trainer to Survivor’s Jay Byars, Brit’s Brothers Gym enlists personal trainers who are competitive athletes to sculpt physiques with private sessions and boot-camp classes. Beginning with a fitness evaluation that helps chart realistic and safe workout plans, the gym’s supportive staff steers visitors of all experience levels through custom personal-training routines, calibrated to each client’s specific strength and weight-loss aspirations. Sessions then stress proper weightlifting form by monitoring patrons’ positioning and rep speed, which should never exceed a ratio of 10 heaves per swear word. Trainers also dole out morsels of dietary wisdom with the help of Diagnostic Wellness software, which analyzes guests’ nutritional needs.
During boot-camp classes, a medley of cardio and muscle-firming moves prompts an exodus of unwanted calories. Participants leap into plyometric drills, and speed and agility courses impart the speed necessary to finally get the better of cartoon roadrunners. For leaner limbs and stomachs, clients crunch through core work and weight training. Cardio kickboxing foot-fights unwanted pounds, and body-weight exercises such as pushups and pull-ups drive students to assert independence from the in-home giant claw machine.
Brit's Brothers Gym
Since 1994, Brit's Brothers Gym has behaved more like a personal-training facility than your standard health club. Though the facility features a slew of exercise equipment and the word "gym" on its sign, owner Olly Pierce and his team of trainers also offer the personal touch of boot camps, nutrition counseling, and, of course, personal training. Additionally, to reach the most exercisers without sacrificing one-on-one time, the team organizes small-group trainings that help build strength and muscle tone while encouraging camaraderie.