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Reviewed February 16, 2013
What You'll Get
Going to the gym is a safe way to work out, unlike doing streetlight pull-ups or fighting public-disturbance charges. Lift lawfully with today’s Groupon: for $80, you get a Strongman fitness-training package at the Central Institute for Human Performance in Kirkwood (up to a $259 total value). Training packages include:
- An initial fitness evaluation, which must be completed prior to starting the program (a $75 value)
- Eight Strongman workout sessions (up to a $20 value each)
- A postworkout nutrition shake after each session (a $3 value each)<p>
The doctors and coaches of the Central Institute for Human Performance design personalized fitness regimens and rehabilitative programs, services that have attracted some of St. Louis’s top professional athletes including the Rams’s Steven Jackson and Cardinals’s Matt Holliday. Administered by CIHP’s in-house doctors, initial fitness evaluations asses each individual’s needs, strengths, and balance during a clinical exam and jousting competition with a centaur. Following the evaluation, the center’s experts lead program participants through eight sessions of Strongman training. The high-intensity nature of Strongman workouts aim to develop both upper- and lower-body strength, while also improving the heartiness of the core and facilitating fat loss. As an added bonus, participants can refuel after each session with a nutrition shake that can help foster gains and feed exhausted muscles, ensuring that they don’t get fussy and start crying at night.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required for initial evaluation. Must redeem sessions in full by 5/1/12. Must sign waiver. Must be 15 or older. Sessions are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Central Institute for Human Performance
It's fitting that the Central Institute for Human Performance is located inside a restored high-school building. Since the original lockers still line the hallways and the Karel Lewit Clinic for rehabilitation sits in what used to be the administrative offices, the glossy walls and floors often remind visitors of their athletic dreams when they once strolled through their own high schools. While the rehabilitation clinic treats injuries and physical trauma, the immaculate and spacious gym helps athletes improve or maintain their physical well-being. Fitness instructors challenge their students through innovative, small-group classes such as Strongman workouts. The center's consulting team, which earned a nod from Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, offers nutritional guidance and lifestyle coaching to help members reach their goals. Professional jerseys hang above modern equipment to further inspire athletes to dream big and remember to pick up their dry cleaning.