Though feeling the burn during a workout is generally a good sign, feeling the burn while sitting on the sofa means your sofa is in the fireplace. Engage in controlled, constructive body burning with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a one-month membership to the Carolina Health Club in Wake Forest (a $42 value). For those who choose to renew their membership after their one month is up, the gym will waive its standard $69 entry fee.
Open 18 hours a day, 365 days a year, Carolina Health Club's friendly staff and modern facilities motivate members to achieve their fitness-related goals in a supportive, stress-free environment. With ample parking and dozens of treadmills, spin stations, elliptical machines, and a spacious open floor for exercise equipment and free weights, the gym provides a comfortable atmosphere without the crowding and unmotivational headbutts common at larger commercial gyms. Your one-month membership will include access to classes such as cardio kickboxing and Pilates, both of which welcome participants of all fitness and activity levels (some classes, such as jazzercise and stretch training, may require an additional fee).
To provide an additional level of comfort for female fit-seekers, the health club offers women-only classes, including Zumba and step, as well as an optional private workout area supplied with cardio and strength machines, and a refreshing lack of adrenaline-fueled Godfather metaphors. A half-court basketball gymnasium is available for hoops enthusiasts when classes aren't in session, and membership includes access to amenities, including clean, upscale locker rooms, showers, and reverse showers—otherwise known as dry saunas. Childcare, massage services, and tanning are also available to all guests for an additional fee.
Though there aren't many online reviews for Carolina Health Club, guests provide testimonials on its website:
- We enjoy going to the Carolina Health Club. There’s a friendly atmosphere and the staff is very personable. We love the classes that the club offers and the instructors are just wonderful – John & Mary Myers
- There are plenty of machines for all kinds and you don’t have to worry about being judged, just go out there and do what you enjoy! – Caitlin LeHoullier