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.
- $19 for a one-month membership package with one personal-training session and one Pilates Reformer class (a $175 value)
During memberships, guests can take classes such as yoga, spinning, and circuit training. Parents stride closer toward fitness goals while their little ones as young as 6 weeks old romp at the free drop-in childcare facility. Included personal-training session helps develop a custom fitness program, which is designed by an experienced trainer. View the schedule here.
Gold's Gym Rancho Santa Margarita
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. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.