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 non-living weights with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a two-month multi-pass membership to Gold's Gym (a $118 value). The multi-pass is good for six LA locations: North Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Culver City. For current members (anyone under contract during the month of October), today's deal can be redeemed for two personal-training sessions (a $160 value).
Gold's Gym began more than 45 years ago and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, clean facilities, and certified personal trainers. Hop on a cardio machine, possibly including a built-in TV and an iPod dock, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, tighten up in the abdominal and functional stretching area, or stick with lifting huge, heavy pieces of metal and commercial chest freezers. Facilities and classes vary by location; the massive Simi Valley outpost features 55,000 square feet packed with 125 new cardio machines, a 25-meter pool, women's and men's steam and sauna rooms, and a number of weekly classes, such as Zumba, dance, yoga, Pilates, group cycling, and lion punching.
The two-month membership includes 14 passes good for entry at any of Gold's Gym's more than 600 worldwide locations, ensuring that a business trip doesn't result in muscle cells converting into less strong muscle cells.
- A great place to get a REAL HARD workout with people who take their training serious! – Marc M., Hollywood location, Yelp
- The equipment is amazing. I love that I can sync my iPhone with the treadmills. I also loooove that they have fans built in! – Janet B., downtown location, Yelp
- They have great classes, friendly staff, and a lap pool and spa. They have a large amount of cardio equipment and weight equipment. There is also a sauna and a steam room in the locker rooms. My favorite classes that I have taken are the Hip Hop and the Cardio Kickbox. - kara m., Thousand Oaks location, Yelp
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.