Exercising has come a long way since the time of outrunning a lion until it reaches the point of exhaustion so its sleeping carcass could be bench-pressed and shot-putted. Build muscle using non-living weights with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one-month of unlimited gym access, tanning, and a personal fitness assessment (a $104 value) at Gold's Gym in Lakeland.
Gold's Gym began more than 45 years ago and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. With today's deal, a member of Gold's Gym's staff of certified personal trainers will test each client's strength, flexibility, and body-fat percentage, among other metrics, before designing a personalized fitness regimen. Then, clients can follow up with regular attendance at the friendly gym, where they can hop on a cardio machine, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, acquire a golden glaze in the tanning beds, and loosen up in the yoga and Pilates studios.