Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques, such as pushing Model Ts up slight inclines and swimming. Get a modern workout with this Groupon.
$30 for 30 Functional-Training Classes ($210 value)
Challenging moves such as kettlebell swings, Olympic barbell lifts, and gymnastics-inspired bodyweight exercises make muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire-swallower. In addition to boosting agility, endurance, and coordination, each routine can be modified to suit exercisers of all levels. New students also score a free fitness assessment, which helps them track their progress toward goals such as building strength and morphing into Superman.
In his anti-gym, affectionately known as “the box,” CrossFit HTK’s head instructor Mark Landis draws out the dedication in his students with his CrossFit functional-training curriculum. Functional movements prepare the body for everyday tasks, unlike traditional routines that really only prepare people for running in place or reading Tolstoy while riding a bike. With two decades worth of physical training under his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mark and his crew lead brawn building routines for classes of no more than ten students—large enough for peers to inspire each other, but small enough to lavish individual attention. Sessions safely push students to the point of quivering limbs as they hoist barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and endlessly leap onto plyometric boxes.