For our earliest ancestors, exercising meant outrunning a lion until it reached the point of exhaustion, then bench-pressing and shot-putting its sleeping body. Build muscle using nonliving weights with this Groupon.
$39 for 10 Group Fitness Classes ($100 Value)
Certified instructors motivate exercisers in classes that range from dance-centric Zumba and Group Step classes to Group Power and Group Core Classes designed to pack on lean muscle. Students torch calories while pedaling indoor cycles in Group Ride classes, explore yoga and Pilates positions during Group Centergy classes, or throw the same jabs, kicks, and banana cream pies that martial artists use to neutralize attackers during Group Kick classes. Group Active sessions combine cardio and strength training with balance and flexibility exercises, improving general sports performance.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.