Vowing to get back in shape makes a great New Year’s resolution, as it follows a season reserved for heavy eating and Santa Claus impersonation. Trade beards for barbells with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get a two-month executive membership package at Extreme Fitness (up to a $348 value), valid at 13 Toronto area locations The package includes the following:
- Two-month executive membership (up to a $192 value)
- Two one-hour personal training sessions (a $78 value each)
- Free personal gym towel service
- Three free childcare visits (valid at select locations only)
Extreme Fitness members keep in shape with a wide array of group fitness classes and gym equipment set in clubs stocked with amenities. The executive membership package grants gym-goers unlimited access to fitness classes ranging from Spinning sessions that help raise endurance to hot yoga classes tailored to strengthen body, mind, and the ethereal rope bridges that link the two. Members can also shape up with cardio and free-weight equipment sidekicked by a bevy of resistance machines from makers such as HammerStrength and Nautilus. A pair of one-hour personal training sessions helps members navigate the gym’s equipment and classes, as certified trainers craft results-oriented fitness programs unique to each client’s goals and childhood fear of dumbbells.
Though Extreme Fitness’ amenities vary from club to club, each is meticulously cleaned, with several locations recently renovated. Many locations boast luxurious oversize showers and cozy WiFi-clad lounge areas partnered with whirlpool tubs, saltwater pools, and hot steam rooms ideal for soothing muscles while cooking vegetables.
Extreme Fitness sets Toronto's calories ablaze at the 13 renovated, multimillion-dollar locations peppered throughout the greater suburban area. Each facility hosts a menagerie of group fitness classes, which can be taken à la carte or bundled into a gym membership. Muscles loosen up in hot-yoga classes or bulge into sinewy symbols of might in outdoor boot camps, where students soak up vitamin D or distill Capri Sun from the sun's rays. To make sure members get the most of the gym's myriad amenities, personal trainers kick off fitness journeys with their Smart Start program, taking BMI measurements and analyzing heart health and oxygen uptake to give patrons a clearer picture of how much and what types of exercise they need to hit their goals.
After working up a calorie-blasting sweat, members can retire to the steam rooms or whirlpool tubs to soothe sore muscles. The internet business lounge lets people catch up on email while sipping a rejuvenating smoothie from the juice bar, and the basketball courts host pick-up games where adults can show underdog teams of fifth-graders that it takes a little more than pluck and an adorable animal sidekick to win games.