Exercising has come a long way from outrunning a lion until it reaches the point of exhaustion so its sleeping carcass could be bench- pressed and shot-putted. Build muscle using nonliving weights with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month membership package to Gold’s Gym in Eugene or Springfield (a $118 total value). The package includes:
- One-month gym membership (a $29 value)
- One month of unlimited boot-camp classes (an $89 value)<p>
Gold’s Gym opened more than 45 years ago and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. Exercisers can mark regular attendance on the gym floor, where they can hop on a cardio machine, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, or stick with lifting huge, heavy pieces of metal and commercial chest freezers. Both Eugene and Springfield host group fitness sessions, infusing class styles such as Zumba, Pilates, yoga, boxing, and cycling sessions with an inspiring dose of camaraderie. Similarly, included boot-camp classes lead students through military-inspired workout regimens, much like a drill sergeant leads his recruits through daily jazzercise routines. Each session combines resistance training, plyometrics, cardio, and abdominal work as instructors inspire students to pursue their fitness goals.
The trainers at International Fitness have one goal: to help their clients achieve healthy lifestyles with internationally influenced exercise routines. The roster of classes includes Indian yoga, Brazilian-influenced Zumba dance classes, and Western weightlifting. In addition to leading group fitness classes, the instructors can map out training and nutrition plans to help clients meet their fitness goals. The sessions can include climbing the gym's rock wall to build lean muscle mass or demolishing the gym's rock wall to prepare for a career as a bulldozer.