Since the rise of the Internet, people have struggled to tear their now-useless phone books in half. Bulk up to succeed where others have failed with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a six-month membership with a keycard to Elite Fitness (a $240 value).
Elite Fitness eases exercise into Spokanians' varying schedules with a gym that remains open and secured with keycard access 24 hours a day. After unlocking the doors, exercisers enter a red, white, and blue-themed facility that combines patriotism and fitness without the uncomfortable experience of seeing your Congressman in a bodybuilding contest. Personal televisions with cable sit atop each treadmill and elliptical trainer, and free weights from one to 60 pounds tone both new and seasoned iron-pumpers. Elite Fitness also houses resistance machinery for eased strength-training and hosts group fitness classes for exercisers hoping to grunt in public.