A strong man wrestles you to the ground to show off; a stronger man boosts your self-esteem and then accidentally breaks three of your ribs with a supportive hug. Learn the tenets of both strength and community with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 10 sessions of adult sports-performance training at CATZ (a $220 value). Choose to get your sweat on at one of the following CATZ locations:
- 64G Concord Street in Wilmington.
- 114 First Ave in Needham.
- 35 Pond Park Road in Hingham.
- 30 Great Road in Acton.
First founded in Pasadena by the training coaches of the Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer team, CATZ whips bodies into shape across the nation with adult training programs that merge sports-star fitness with real-life functionality. Certified strength and conditioning specialists lead each 60-minute full-body workout in small to medium groups to provide each trainee with individual attention and avoid doubling-up of Osmond-family nicknames. Focused on intense, results-driven exercises, workouts are customized to each exerciser's skill level, and fitness goals, whether they're looking to develop a workout routine for the first time, boost their current level of activity, or maximize their performance in any given sport.
CATZ has trained numerous world-class athletes, from former U.S. men’s national soccer team captain Claudio Reyna and beach-volleyball gold-medalist Misty May-Treanor to boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. Bringing home 15 gold medals and one silver medal from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, CATZ-trained athletes learn build muscles that enable them to rise above the competition both on the field and in the square-dancing arena.
Though CATZ sometimes offers discounts online, this Groupon is still the best deal around.
CATZ Sports Performance Training Centers
The certified trainers and nutritionists at CATZ Sports Performance Training Centers are focused on motivation, not intimidation. Nutritionists assist in overall lifestyle improvement with the understanding that nutrition plays a big role in attaining overall wellness. Nutrition plans are customized according to activity levels and lifestyles, along with personal eating habits and patterns, for maximum efficacy. Additionally, the centers' fitness classes are designed to increase the fitness of attendees of any skill level, including adults with sedentary jobs and children who avoid sports in school and extracurricular environments. While the strength and conditioning coaches regularly work with professional-level athletes, they motivate attendees of all skill levels through the ever-changing workouts with encouragement and individual attention.
All the centers' workouts are clinically designed by these certified trainers to build muscle, trim fat, and boost overall fitness regardless of the attendee's starting point. All sessions keep the student-to-instructor ratio low to ensure the professionals keep students on their toes and injury free. Students work through a dynamic routine of exercises that focus on both cardiovascular conditioning and strength training, including body-weight-based moves, running, and flexibility-boosting techniques such as systematically replacing limbs with rubber bands.