Kids, like Ponce de León, need constant supervision while exploring, or they’ll simply vanish into a jungle in search of eternal youth. Safeguard a tiny adventurer with today's Groupon to Courthouse Athletic Club, valid at both the Battle Creek and West Salem locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, Courthouse Athletic Club members get three admissions to date night child-care for one child between the ages of 3 and 10 (up to a $30 value).
- For $30, nonmembers get three admissions to date night childcare for one child between the ages of 3 and 10 (up to a $60 value).
Admission for Children 2 and under is normally $10 per session for nonmembers and $5 per session for members. Admissions can be split among multiple children or used for one child to attend three sessions.
Courthouse Athletic Club's date nights indulge parents and guardians with a free evening as CPR-certified, amiable babysitters oversee playtime with a 10-to-1 kid-to-grown-up ratio. At 6 p.m. on Friday nights, families disembark at either the Battle Creek or West Salem locations (depending on the weekly schedule), where the club's staff corrals kids into age-specific groups. Until pickup at 8:30 p.m., little ones release pent-up energy during structured games and atop an inflatable obstacle course with extra cushioning for fragile imaginary friends. Tots wind down while watching a flick and, after the evening of physical and mental exertion, can head home tuckered out, affording parents a quiet night punctuated only by the sound of distant howling unicorns.
For more than 35 years, guests of Courthouse Fitness have conquered every hindrance to personal health, taking advantage of a multilayered approach that addresses fitness, diet, and broader facets of well being. Beyond basic features such as weight training, cardiovascular equipment, and immobile floors that force walking, membership grants access to more than 320 group fitness classes that populate each week's schedule, integrating practices such as Pilates and yoga along with aqua Zumba and Jazzercise. Courthouse Fitness's follow the philosophy that being fit means being empowered to embark on any kind of adventure you want. A core tenet within that philosophy is the belief in fun.
The staff does not emphasize a rating system or hierarchy, instead evaluating progress in terms of whether clients become more able to experience an enjoyably active life. Onsite childcare providers take care of young ones while parents work out, and many youth activities also keep kids busy, including swimming and special-needs dance classes. Courthouse Fitness is also part of a network of 70 clubs in the Pacific Northwest; members can work out at those facilities as guests when on the road.