Although it's possible to get a good workout at home, installing treadmill floors and weight-bench sleeper sofas can interfere with decorating schemes. Step out for fitness fun with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class pass, good for any combination of air yoga, FitWall, or TRX suspension-training classes, to Canton Club (an $80 value).
From its scenic perch upon Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Canton Club rallies small groups for fun, distinctive, strength-building workouts. Air yoga elevates traditional yoga poses with a supportive silk hammock and shoulder-stretching trapeze, enabling a greater exploration of the body's range of motion. The airborne equipment helps strengthen core muscles without straining joints or compressing vertebrae, allowing necks and backs to attain giraffe-like grace and browse from the highest PowerBar trees. FitWall classes gift bodies a spider-like workout, requiring all muscles to band together to adjust to a new, vertical universe. Designed to burn 900-plus calories per hour, workouts order up a menu of more than 100 cardio, climbing, and resistance-training moves to buff up biceps and prolong endurance.
Meanwhile, the TRX suspension-training classes amp up personal power, flexibility, and balance with a group of up to six siblings in sweat. Developed by a U.S. Navy Seal, the program lets you leverage your body weight via special suspension equipment to suit your desired intensity, from casually burning calories to glaring deep into the eyes of seagulls passing outside. One-hour classes are scheduled multiple times throughout the week, allowing exercisers to show off their full collection of day-of-the-week gym shorts. On-site parking is free for up to three hours.
The trainers at Canton Club work as a team to motivate and guide clients through their fitness programs. Panoramic views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor probably don't hurt, either. In this positive atmosphere, exercise regimens combine holistic and functional-fitness training methods, all of which are constantly updated to keep participants' health evolving and their muscles from slowly turning into stone. Small group and team-training programs alike include ample individual attention for every member. Between scheduled meetings with advisers, these custom programs plunge clients into Turbo Kick, Zumba, TRX suspension training, suspension-based aerial yoga, and other group classes. Some programs also offer workouts designed in-house, like XPF, which includes high-intensity interval training and kettlebells.