Though it was originally designed only for starship evacuations and hikes through goblin-infested forests, the buddy system is also an excellent way to stay in shape, as today's deal proves. For $20, you get an hour-long personal training session (a $60 value) and two-month membership (a $168 value) to Federal Hill Fitness, a Baltimore magazine top gym.
Unlike the 20-minute orientation everyone gets, your Groupon's personal training session is a full-on workout. Your session will begin with you meeting your expert trainer and determining your personal fitness goals, like being able to pick up a gallon of milk with a single hand. Your PT will then walk you through a regimen that meets those goals. Along the way, he or she will also point out when you’re doing a stretch incorrectly, help you tone your trouble zones, and push you to keep going when you’d otherwise quit or become distracted by the fragile beauty of a passing hummingbird.
Once you've got your regimen down, you'll have two entire months to put it into practice with unlimited access to Federal Hill Fitness's equipment and group fitness classes for power yoga, spin, core crunch, boxing, yogalates, and more. Federal Hill Fitness limits its membership numbers, so you won't have to wait long for a machine or arm-wrestle larger gym patrons for the chance to use it.
With a personal training session under their belt, newbies can gain the confidence and knowledge essential to effortlessly plow through any routine. Even if you’re a seasoned gym rat, you can use this Groupon to spicy up your routine with new group classes and keep your muscles wondering what will come next, just in case the answer happens to be "The future from I Am Legend."
Local ABC and NBC affiliates have run several news stories featuring Federal Hill Fitness. Baltimore magazine also named co-owners Andrea and Justin Shelby rising stars in their "40 under 40" feature.
- ...good location, a variety of equipment and services (such as personal training and classes) that you find at any big name gym. – Megan H., Judy's Book
- This gym has all the latest equipments used and the training given here is really good. The trainer teaches you the best way to keep your body fit and flexible. . . . serious about fitness and health, the right place to checkin. – JAsmeen s., Judy's Book
One of the best parts about utilizing a personal trainer is the relationship you’ll forge with someone attentive to your concerns and genuinely interested in your well-being. Unfortunately, not all gyms offer empathetic trainers. Federal Hill Fitness’s competitor, Disdainful Fitness, employs a largely volunteer staff of highly distracted trainers who appear to have other things they’d rather be doing. Here are a few quotes we overheard:
- “You can do it, uh…I want to say Marshall? You can do it, Marshall. Is it Mark? Marshall? Wait, was it Lewis?”
- “Hm? Oh, yeah, you can put that weight down. Sorry, I was checking out this interview with Feist. She seems pretty cool. Do you think she likes guys who work in gyms?”
- “Yeah, I don’t know. It’s like, if I go to grad school, am I going because I’m pursuing a goal, or is Dennis putting off his life again because Dennis doesn’t know who Dennis wants to be, you know? Hey, dude, are you breathing? Oh, snap.”
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Federal Hill Fitness
Give them five days, and the team at Federal Hill Fitness will do their best to revamp your entire approach to exercise. That's the sweat-inducing premise behind 5 to Fit, one of the gym's signature group fitness camps. For the equivalent of a work week, trainers combine daily workouts with diet suggestions and once-a-day weigh-ins. But that's just one way Federal Hill Fitness helps exercisers meet their goal of finally moving that obelisk out of the living room. Group classes (such as spin and yoga), one-on-one training, and independent exercisers also spread across the gym's two levels. The space houses all the necessary fitness tools, from treadmills to TRX resistance equipment.
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