What You'll Get
Roughly 85% of New Year's resolutions never make it past the hypothetical phase, according to an unfinished study that was abandoned in early February. Revive your long-forgotten goal to fight a marathon with a little help from today's Groupon. For $45, you get three one-hour personal training sessions or personal Pilates Reformer sessions (a $225 value) at Fitzmaurice Performance in Ellisville. Athletes in training can use today's Groupon for three focused, athletic-performance training sessions instead. Sessions are by appointment only, so call ahead.
Unlike big-box gyms—including the Best Buy where you hoist big-screen TVs above your head whenever the cashiers aren't looking—Fitzmaurice offers a welcoming, unintimidating studio atmosphere where you can get in shape far from prying eyes and avoid creeps stretching for hours next to the women's locker-room entrance. The Fitzmaurice team is comprised of males and females, and all are certified personal trainers educated in physiology, sports medicine, biomechanics, and beyond. They understand that people have many reasons for personal training—weight loss, fat burning, preventative health, functional training, and revenge for getting dumped—which is why every personal training regimen begins with a thorough examination of your goals and soul. You can also opt for three one-on-one Pilates training session, in which you, your trainer, and a Pilates Reformer machine will make inroads into improved circulation, flexibility, and endurance, at the expense poor circulation, rigidness, and joint pain.
If you're training for a triathlon or the particularly grueling sesquicentathlon, you can use today's Groupon toward Fitzmaurice's more advanced 360 Athlete Performance Training Program, which takes the guesswork out of achieving your peak athletic potential through a mixture of performance training, mental skills training, sports nutrition, and regeneration methods. The 360 program has helped athletes of all sports and skill levels boost speed and strength, cut fat, pack on lean muscle tissue, and recover from injury. Everyone is allowed one Groupon, so buy extras for frenemies to keep yourself motivated.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. Non-transferable. All 3 sessions must be redeemed by the 1 year expiration date. Valid for individual sessions only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Fitzmaurice Performance
The modern athlete is a walking sculpture—made of chiseled brawn that can leap through the air, dart across a field, and pull off wearing a tank top that says, “The Muscles Not Necessarily from Brussels.” Given this grandeur, it's understandable that some athletes might overlook the means to the end. At Fitzmaurice Performance, co-founders Brian and Shawn Fitzmaurice and their highly experienced staff strive to offer athletes a well rounded path to overall wellness.
While the gym's 6,000-square-foot space lends it a "big box" feel, the family-owned Fitzmaurice Performance prides itself on the tight-knit feelings it fosters among its clientele. Brian and Shawn can now boast 20 years in the personal-training business and 13 years of ownership of Fitzmaurice Performance, offering one-on-one services as well as group classes. They take a four-pronged approach, focusing on performance training, nutrition counseling, motivation and recovery. These facets comprise their 360 Fitness program.
Those looking to get fit outside of the sports realm benefit from their expertise as well with personal-training and small group personal training classes. The instructors lead sessions including hallmark 360 fitness classes, which incorporate exercise equipment such as suspension bands and Power Plate machines. For good measure, Fitzmaurice Performance also has its clients channel their inner Rocky Balboa as they run up and down the gym's stairs.