Kevin Costner’s Waterworld taught us many lessons, the most resonant of which is that sometimes it’s better to jump ship. Pave the way for an aquatic escape with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 10-visit punch card to the Colorado Springs Recreation Center (up to a $70 value). The punch card is valid for 30 days after initial activation.
The Colorado Springs Recreation Center entertains parents and progeny with a variety of surf-and-turf activities and exercise classes. Finned kids can breathe easy in the children’s pool, featuring a shallow play area, a two-story twisting water slide, and gentle spray showers for kids who prefer to sing in public. Adults can perfect frog strokes in the 25-yard lap lanes, relax exhausted muscles and minds in the 102-degree hot tub, or experience life as a salmon by walking against the tide in the current river.
A number of pool-based group classes are also available to day-pass holders, such as Aqua-Fit, which utilizes water resistance to heighten heart rates, and aquatic kickboxing, which empowers swimmers to fend off unwelcome advances from jellyfish. Guests without waterwings can enjoy a land-based workout in the 5,000-square-foot fitness room, replete with treadmills and elliptical machines, weight machines and do-it-yourself dumbbells. A variety of solid-ground group classes, including danced-based Zumba Gold, are also open to social butterflies, although yoga classes require an additional fee not included with this Groupon, and swim lessons are not included. Schedules range each week so check the website's calendar for available class times.
Parents who prefer to run on the treadmill without a Baby Bjorn can take advantage of the childcare center, which supplies supervision for up to two hours ($5/child). The Colorado Springs Recreation Center is open seven days a week, with afternoon hours on Sunday.
280 S Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910