It takes hard work to achieve the American dream of having a movie star's physique, 2.5 karate kids, and white-picket fences around your very own white-picket-fence factory. Work on part one with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a two-month membership plus one personal-training session at Cardinal Fitness ($140 value). This Groupon is good at locations throughout the Chicago area. See the sidebar for participating locations.
Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. Your personal training session will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals.
Cardinal provides clean showers and lockers (you must provide a lock) for carefree storage of wearables and spare copies of Rodney Dangerfield's autobiography. Certain locations offer tanning services for an additional fee.
Though there are not yet reviews for all Chicagoland Cardinal Fitness locations, Yelpers give the West Loop location a three star average, the Avondale location a three and a half star average, and the North Park location a four star average.