What You'll Get
Michelangelo famously claimed that the human form of a sculpture resided in the stone itself and that the artist’s task was merely to free it using totally tubular nunchaku moves. With today's Groupon, free the finely sculpted form lurking just beneath your skin: for $29, you get ten group-fitness classes at FitnessWise (a $150 value), located in Bethesda, just steps from the Bethesda Red Line station. You can also use this deal for classes at FightWise, FitnessWise’s sister martial-arts center at the same address.
Feel at home within FitnessWise’s eco-friendly studio, where you can destroy calories and evict fat from your body through a number of class options. Intently focus on breathing, movement, and your grocery list in the soothing Yoga Flow classes, or get a robust cardiovascular workout while dancing to Latin beats in the Zumba class. Other options include a yoga-Pilates blend, World Beat Yoga, Stretch & Center Yoga, and Total Body Conditioning. Whether you're looking to get your heart rate up with fat-burning cardio, tone your muscles, or improve your posture and flexibility for next month's rubber band impersonation contest, the friendly instructors at FitnessWise make working out fun and easy to follow. Class sizes are typically limited to 10 students each, ensuring that you'll get the individual attention needed to perform each exercise safely and effectively. In addition, this deal is also valid toward classes at FightWise, where you can learn Thai kickboxing, a.k.a. “the art of eight limbs.” With this class, you’ll be ready to use a punch, kick, elbow, or knee the next time someone tries to steal your wallet or hand you a pamphlet.
FitnessWise enforces a low max capacity to keep its facilities uncrowded, so you won't ever feel like an ant doing cardio to stay alive at Mardi Gras. The studio boasts a number of environmentally friendly practices, from its optimal use of daylight to its bamboo-fiber towels. Check out its current class schedule for specific class times.
All classes must be used within five weeks of the start of the first class. New clients only. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of each class to ensure entry. Must schedule classes online.
FitnessWise's clients are usually too busy flexing their new muscles and asking passersby, "Where's the beach?" to bother with reviews. However, Executive Director J.P. Montalván has lots of cred as a fitness expert for the Washington Post and Washingtonian magazine, as well as being mentioned on the magazine's Trainers We Like list.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. New clients only. Valid at FightWise. Online reservation required. All classes must be used within 5 weeks of first class. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.