Although feeling the burn during a workout is generally a good sign, feeling the burn while sitting on the sofa means your sofa is in the fireplace. Engage in controlled, constructive body burning with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a three-month membership and two personal-training sessions at Freeplay Athletic Training (a $200 value).
Generously stocked with scores of up-to-date cardio and strength-training machines, Freeplay Athletic Training's friendly, productive campus welcomes workout warriors 24 hours a day. Today’s deal waives an enrollment fee (normally $99) and gets you three months’ membership (a $120 value) and two 30-minute sessions with a personal trainer (an $80 value), who, unlike many on-screen stereotypes of eccentric fitness gurus, won’t insist that you write a memoir before embarking on a physical regimen. Members also get access to specialty programs such as sports-specific training, nutrition counseling, and boot camp, good for those who want the physical benefits of military workouts without taking a hit to personal stocks of swiss army knives. If you wish to pump iron and ellipticize in the witching hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., you must purchase a keycard for $25.
Freeplay Athletic Training
Amid clanking plates and clients groaning to grind out that last set, Julius "JT" Thomas's voice can often be heard giving instructions. As the lead trainer at Freeplay Athletic Training, JT—a college football player with a biology degree—leads sports-specific workouts and training regimens to foster fitter, stronger, faster clients. The gym facilitates these goals by offering 24-hour access to weight machines, free weights, cardio machines, and areas devoted to explosive workouts with exercise balls and box jumps.
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