The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn’t meant to be dry. Soak yourself silly with this Groupon.
$25 for a 10-Day Pass to Pools and Cardio Room (Up to $50 Value)
- Three pools, including 94-degree therapy pool
- Two-story water slide
- Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and elliptical machines
- Vasa swim trainers and Magnum strength-training equipment<p>
Christiansburg Aquatic Center
Floating is the number-one activity at this small-town fitness center, which boasts three pools. A two-story water slide ushers guests into the leisure pool via three slick loops, and a zero-depth beach entry lets them ease into the water at their own pace without getting drenched. Guests can hone their butterfly strokes in four 20-yard lap lanes or existentially ponder the nature of water in the deep end, which is heated to 86 degrees. Visitors may also dive into an Olympic–size competition pool from 5-, 7.5- and 10-meter platforms, then speed through 9-foot lanes. Those with sore joints can ease into the therapy pool, which pampers sore joints with soothing 94-degree water.
Swimmer-specific fitness equipment fills a nearby cardio room, where Vasa trainers help guests to perfect front crawls and backstrokes with body-weight exercises. Treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes bolster cross-training regimens, along with Magnum strength trainers designed to tone the entire body. The facility also boasts a wet classroom that hosts scuba trainings, a kitchen, and shower-equipped locker rooms.