Eating a spicy burrito or betting a pristine collection of Choose Your Own Adventure books on a poker hand may work up a sweat, but it doesn’t qualify as proper exercise. Get a bona fide workout and a side of sweat with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options and Two Locations
- $25 for three circuit-training classes ($84 value)
- $60 for eight circuit-training classes ($224 value)
- $90 for three personal training sessions ($297 value)<p>
Choose from locations in Brentwood or Venice for each of the above options. This Groupon is valid for first-time clients only; in order to redeem, you may not have taken a class, including free classes, at either location.<p>
Circuit Works’ certified instructors guide students through 60-second intervals of cardio and resistance moves designed to maximize calorie burn by engaging fast-twitch muscle fibers. As attuned to clients’ wishes as a psychic-turned-psychotherapist, teachers demonstrate goal-specific variations of exercises during fun, energizing classes. The circuits work the entire body at a safe, custom pace as students rotate through stations to move their muscles on treadmills, spin bikes, and weight machines. Classes last about an hour and accommodate up to 20 participants; consult the Venice or Brentwood schedules for dates and times.<p>
Personal trainers tone bodies with a five-phase training regimen, first focusing on stabilization through posture and core-enhancing exercises. Phases two–four focus on different aspects of building strength. Students begin by increasing the endurance of their muscles and work toward gaining maximal strength, which is the ability to lift an elephant regardless of how it smells. Instructors describe the final phase of training as power, in which the trainer-trainee duo work toward getting the body’s well-developed muscles to contract faster.<p>
Circuit Works' more than 10 trainers subscribe to the Zig-Zag theory, which states that to get in shape, one must rotate quickly between engaging fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers. The nationally certified, acclaimed instructors teach fast-paced circuit-training exercises that alternate between aerobic and anaerobic exercises in minute-long intervals. These engage both kinds of twitches and are a step up from the more ancient method of covering someone in bugs, then covering them fewer bugs. The staff changes exercise routines weekly, fending off not only mental boredom, but the plateaus that can arrest physical progress.