10 or 15 Fitness Classes, or One- or Three-Month Membership to fit4life health club (Up to 87% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Work out with cardio and weight machines in a clean and friendly environment, or drop in for classes such as Zumba, yoga, and indoor cycling

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. May redeem across visits. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must activate by expiration date on voucher; must use all classes within 60 days of activation. Valid only for woman at Chapel Hill location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $20 for 10 classes ($150 value)
  • $29 for 15 classes ($225 value)
  • $19 for a one-month membership with unlimited classes ($94.98 value)
  • $49 for a three-month membership with unlimited classes ($189 value)

The Cardiovascular System: How Exercise Makes it Hum

Exercise can be a little tough when you start out. Take inspiration during your next workout by understanding the good it’s doing inside with Groupon’s whirlwind tour of the cardiovascular system.

The average person’s heart beats 100,000 times a day, pushing 10 pints of blood all the way to the tips of the toes and back through 60,000 miles of vessels. Along this route, that blood stops to do a great many errands. The heart pumps blood to the lungs to collect oxygen before sending it through the rest of the body via arteries, arterioles, and capillaries. Once the tissues have absorbed the oxygen and nutrients they need, they send the waste-filled blood back to the heart through the veins to be reoxygenated and start the process again.

Every time our heart beats, what we really feel is the opening and closing of valves that push the blood through the heart’s four chambers and out to the body. When we exercise or get scared by a shrub that looked like a huge dog for a second, our brains instruct the heart to beat harder to supply the body with what it needs to fight or run. As exercise enhances the muscles over time, it also improves the function of the entire cardiovascular system.

This happens in several ways. Although exercise makes the heart work harder in the short term, this ultimately causes the body to adapt, easing the heart’s everyday tasks. In response to muscles’ demand for more oxygen and compliments, the body actually sprouts new capillaries, while prompting existing capillaries to open wider. These increased channels help lower blood pressure, since blood now encounters less resistance on its way to the extremities. The heart also becomes better at oxygenating the tissues—red blood cells increase their numbers during intense exercise.

With its insistent knocking in our ribcage, you may think the heart’s role in all this would be hard to ignore. But the earliest anatomists didn’t hear its call so clearly. Galen and Hippocrates believed the liver produced blood and spread it through the body in a centrifugal manner; meanwhile, the veins contained air, which the lungs pushed to the tissues. They also assumed this was an open-ended system, with the blood and air gradually dissipating when it reached the ends of veins and arteries—a view that would hold for another 1,500 years.

Customer Reviews

20 Ratings

:D great! Friendly staff
Chelsea B. · November 23, 2015
Friendly staff and class was great!
Juliette P. · October 6, 2015
Probably the easiest and most fully equipped gym I've ever belonged to! Tons of classes, weights, equipment and personal tv a on each precore machine Must showers and lockers- and o my women! Emri was the best at showing me around! Thanks Emri-
Dawn H. · August 15, 2015
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  1. 1

    fit4life Health Club for Women Chapel Hill

    1728 N. Fordham #127

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    +19199039073

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    Coats

    15 East Main Street

    Coats, NC 27521

    +19108974144

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    Dunn

    101 Regency Boulevard

    Dunn, NC 28334

    +19109800144

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