While secret societies have terrific members-only benefits, their gorilla-centric initiation rites are often illegal. Make a solemn fitness vow that's legal with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month trial "multiple facilities access" membership (a $52.50 value) with The City of Edmonton Rec Centres, redeemable at 13 locations.
The multiple facilities access membership grants you admittance to a venerable variety of fitness centres around Edmonton. Swim yourself to sexiness in one of the city's indoor pools, utilize the gym, court, and field house areas, or drop in for an aquatic, dry land, or arena program. Included among the 13 different facilities to which you'll have access, the brand new St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre offers a huge gymnasium divisible into three full-size gyms, an indoor jogging track, and batting cages for whacking at meatballs with baguette bats. The Kinsmen Sports Centre features basketball, badminton, and tennis courts, and the Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre (closed for upgrades November 1–December 31) includes a whirlpool for whirling, a steam room for steaming, and a sauna for drying out jerky and prepping for next year's move to the sun.
The City of Edmonton strives to create facilities that are accessible to all citizens wishing to exercise or socialize with community members. Experience the perks of all the facilities you're granted admittance to or stick to the one closest to home, allowing you to uncreepily learn the workout schedule of the cute bodybuilder next door.
- The new centre has three gymnasiums, which can be configured in various ways. It also has an elevated jogging and walking track, spectator seating and a cage for hitting baseballs or golf balls.
– Archie McLean, Journal
- The swimming pool was fun. There is also a hot tub, wading pool and steam room in the pool area. We went on a day when swimming classes were cancelled and it was really nice… – Francesca K, Yelp