It's become increasingly difficult to stay in shape now that everyday life requires so much less swashbuckling, barley grinding, and goat hoisting. Stay toned with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 20 classes (a $255 value), one personal-training session (an $85 value), and a four-week nutrition course (a $140 value) at Forma Gym in Walnut Creek (a $480 total value).
Forma Gym's sparkling new facility equips exercisers with top-notch classes, trainers, and nutritional programs to help achieve whole-body wellness. Survey the class-packed schedule and enlist in sessions such as Real-Ryder indoor cycling, which challenges core muscles to a bitter, spandex-laden duel with lateral movement. In TRX suspension classes, straps extend from the ceiling to lift your backside into the air, and a high-energy strength-and-core workout keeps it lifted all day long. Happy feet and hips can shake off stress and stubborn ticks with a Latin-dance-inspired Zumba class. Forma can also banish flab from life-size action figures with martial-arts and Pilates classes. One-on-one personal-training sessions pair participants with instructors whose cross-curricular knowledge of sports engages muscles in every subject, and the 28 Days to Health nutrition course enlightens eaters with knowledge of how to detoxify, transition to healthy eating, and craft cleanse-friendly food all within the short lifespan of one moon.