What You'll Get
Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month membership (a $49 value) and unlimited tanning (a $20 value) at Club 14 Fitness in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island (a $64 total value).
As operators of the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Small Business of the Year, Club 14 Fitness owners Rae and Doug Lane earn accolades for running a facility packed with exercise machines and staffed by pros with years of experience. Adonis endeavorers can practice pedals, runs, flexes, and grunts on heart-pumping exercise bikes in the cycling studio and with tissue-toning machines and free weights in the weight room. Exercisers unite for group fitness classes including such Les Mills workouts as the resistance-based Bodypump, the yoga-inspired Bodyflow, and RPM cycling. Most group workouts take place in the group-fitness room, a hardwood-floored studio with wall-to-wall mirrors that create a feeling of being in open space more effectively than gluing your face to a TV showing Star Trek.
Physical transmogrification continues post-workout with dermal bronzing in Club 14’s tanning beds, toxin expulsion in his-and-hers saunas, and wish-granting mackerel on sale at the juice bar. The club provides complimentary daycare for tykes aged 3 months–10 years so parents can sculpt their piggybacking delts and swing-pushing pecs.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 11/27/11, membership expires 1 month from activation. New customers only. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Club 14 Fitness
Club 14 Fitness' roster of trainers reads like the manifest of a submarine on its way to SEALAB III. It includes one University of Chicago educated biologist, one former Navy man, one chiropractor-turned-holistic healer, one nutritionist, and the first runner-up in the Mr. Wyoming bodybuilding competition. Together, they downright plaster the walls with all manners of certifications, issued by everyone from AFAA to CrossFit. They lean hard on their multifarious backgrounds to build personal-fitness regimens and a schedule of calorie-blasting classes, including a lineup of LesMills sessions, that firm up bodies more effectively than falling asleep in a cement mixer.
When not dancing or spinning through group fitness sessions, members can bolster heart rates in the cardio room, hoist free weights, or target hyper-specific muscle groups on the gym's cache of Star Trac equipment. Guests wind down in the wood-paneled sauna, slake thirst at the juice bar, or bronze up in the tanning bed. To make getting to the gym more accessible, Club 14 keeps kids entertained with childcare and pint-sized fitness programs, and keeps its doors open 24 hours. All of this earned the gym the Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award in 2010.