Big chain gyms can often feel like meat markets, especially those gyms that try to sell its fittest members to greedy infomercial producers. Today's Groupon gives casual fitness enthusiasts an alternative with a month-long membership at Giants Gym for $25 (new members only). Giants Gym is also waiving its $99 enrollment fee, making it a $128 value.
Giants Gym combines a large gym's range of free weights and exercise equipment with a local barbershop's casual, relaxed atmosphere. You'll be greeted with a smile instead of an arm-wrestle, and the Giants staff will happily give you pointers and advice without pressuring you to sign up for personal training sessions and professional dog sledding competition. You won't need to, because your membership will include access to ActivTrax, a Web-based technology that analyzes your fitness goals, experience, and current strength, then creates a custom workout that you can perform using the equipment available at Giants Gym. It's like having a robot for a personal trainer, just like in your sitcom spec script. If you're nervous about ActivTrax violating the First Law of Fitness Robotics, you can also go up to human trainers, including owner George Comalli or Jim Hnatow and ask them any questions you have.
To take even more pressure off you, Giants Gym is open 24 hours a day, giving you the time as well as the tools to achieve the exact results you want to achieve. Turn your flesh-canvas into a bodily masterpiece worthy of being hung from the walls of the world's preeminent museums and local coffee shops.
- At Giants Gym I get a gym that's friendly, clean, great help when you need it, and without the meat market feel. – livepdxer, InsiderPages
- I've been a member for two years and enjoy my work outs immensely. George and the rest of the staff are incredibly pleasant and enjoyable to work with, which reflects on the members, making it [sic] friendly environment for everyone. – soverywrong, Citysearch
- I am greeted with a smile, they are always cleaning and offering help with my workouts. I have been using the Activetrax program and love the variety as I get a new workout every time I come in. ¬– ginapdx, Citysearch
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