The pen is mightier than the sword, but that’s only because the pen spends three nights per week bench pressing paper clips. Stay in tiptop sharp-object-dodging shape with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a one-month unlimited-access pass to Forum Fitness Center in Westland (a $39 value). Each Groupon member will also get a personalized exercise program to guide them to their goals.
At Forum Fitness Center, people build brawn in group classes hosted within a training facility replete with free weights, cardio machines, and a 60-foot indoor swimming pool. Fleet-footed exercisers can run laps around the ghosts of their slower selves on the indoor track, and those who prefer stationary exercise can sweat it out on cardiovascular machines. Iron pumpers can work with free weights—solo or under the supervision of personal trainers—to mold a physique more perfectly sculpted than Michelangelo's homemade garden gnome. Each week, the spacious studios house more than 25 group fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, spinning, and Body Sculpt, during which thumping music scores a kinetic blend of weight-room exercises.
Slip into the swimming pool for a Water In Motion class, where merpersons can work out their bodies from head to dorsal fin. The hot tub, sauna, and steam room ease post-workout soreness and allow guests to sweat out toxins, such as stress and Mr. Pibb.