What You'll Get
While secret societies have terrific members-only benefits, their gorilla-centric initiation rites are often illegal. Make a solemn fitness vow that's legal with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a 30-day trial to Germantown Athletic Club on Exeter Road (a $37.50 value).
Operated by the city of Germantown, the recently renovated Germantown Athletic Club has been helping regional residents stay healthy and have fun for the past 20 years. Hit the 40-meter heated indoor pool to brood over broken dreams of becoming a small-mouth bass. Or taunt the sun, which never learned to swim, by gliding through laps under its jealous gaze in the 25-meter outdoor pool. Indoor basketball courts let you practice your game in the face of all weather conditions, and an elevated indoor walking track gives your legs the exercise they need without assaulting your nose with the stench of fresh air. High-quality weight-training equipment is on-hand to work your arms and legs, a cycling room features 25 bikes for furious stationary pedaling, and group-fitness classes such as Ab Lab and Mat Pilates are available to help avoid feelings of workout isolation.
After—or instead of—working out, members can coddle their muscles in a sauna or hot tub, letting them work through the internal processes that turn fat into polished marble. Newly expanded locker rooms provide plenty of space to change, and individual showers allow for personal privacy while washing away what fitness experts call "body tears."
New clients only; must be 18 or older.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. New clients only. Must activate by expiration date; membership expires 30 days after activation. Must be at least 18. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.