Stationary bikes are an effective workout tool, an attractive dining-table centerpiece, and an eco-friendly means of transportation to the home-office. Take a spin with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month membership to Courthouse Racquet & Fitness (a $218.99 value). Choose one of five locations.
Established in 1978, the bright, open facilities at Courthouse unlock exercise potential with diverse cardiovascular and strength-training equipment and a plethora of fitness classes. Group exercise classes—held mornings, midday, and evenings—jump-start exercise goals such as weight loss, flesh toning, and sweat-gland micromanagement. The Body Pump and kick boxing classes help increase stamina and brawn, and Choreorobics Dance Off class conditions exercise buffs, dance enthusiasts, and marionettes training for puppet dance battles. Smother a lonely yoga mat in one of six yoga classes, including Vinyasa flow, cardio yoga, and yogilates. Members can fortify hearts on cardiovascular machines or blast latts in the strength-training area, which features Cybex and Nautilus machines and free weights.
Several Courthouse locations feature racquetball and basketball courts, and the Lakeland location houses an Olympic-size pool, perfect for casual swimming, endurance training, and epic games of Marco Polo. For a fee, racquet-wielding athletes can reserve outdoor or indoor tennis courts to engage in pro- or anti-sun rituals.
Groupon customers may sign up for a one-year membership at $25 per month within 15 days of activating the one-month membership. Family members can be added to the one-year membership for a $15 per-month fee per member, and everyone on the membership can use the one-year membership at all Courthouse locations for an extra $10 per month.
Courthouse Racquet & Fitness
The state-of-the-art equipment, convenient amenities, and variety of exercise classes at Courthouse Racquet & Fitness's six locations earned the club several of Jackson Free Press's Urban Living awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Fitness Center/Gym and Best Yoga Instructor. Visit the flagship Lakeland location to swim in a pool of professional athletic proportions. Explore the 13,000-square-foot Madison 51 facility's yoga, spin, and boot-camp classes or the Northeast center's indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
The newest location in Brandon boasts more than 100 treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, and other pieces of cardio equipment. Women can take advantage of the Downtown site's ladies-only cardio area. Three locations offer childcare, and the Byram facility has launched an afterschool program, where kids can do arts and crafts and engage in healthy physical activities in an environment devoid of teddy-bear drill instructors.