Though human fitness originated by running long distances to avoid being eaten, it now dictates that we run in place in order to avoid eating. Survive with the fittest thanks to today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-month fitness package at Evolution Fitness Club in Sarasota (up to a $110 value). The package includes the following items:
- One month of unlimited gym access (up to a $60 value)
- One month of unlimited group fitness classes (up to a $50 value)
- Complimentary parking in the Courthouse Centre garage
Helmed by Patricia Valenti, a certified personal trainer and Bikini Pro athlete, Evolution Fitness Club helps members sculpt their physiques daily from 6 a.m.–midnight. The club’s friendly workout facility teems with opportunities for running, lifting, and pounding one’s chest to indicate a dominant social status or demonstrate a new dance move. As their feet trace low-impact circles on an elliptical trainer, exercisers can wrap their minds around a favorite program on a nearby television. Fitness machines overlook Main Street, letting gym-goers wave at friends below or cheer on growing grass from the edge of a cushy bike seat. Infrared saunas invite steam-free sweltering, and hot showers wash away the aftermath.
Today’s deal also includes a month of unlimited fitness classes, where exercisers can make friends and influence muscles simultaneously. Hip-hop and Latin dance moves infuse select cardio sessions with excitement, and the lithe poses of yoga and tai chi classes melt away stress and any lingering crowds of snowman paparazzi. Participants can choose their own intensity in TRX classes, which build strength and flexibility with resistance exercises performed from a system of suspension bands. Like a trip to the airport in a clown car, most fitness classes are 45–60 minutes long and accommodate 10–12 people.
Though Evolution Fitness Club sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.