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 $29, you get a two-month membership, a personal-training session, and one month of HydroMassage at Gold's Gym on North Nevada Street and East 57th Avenue (a $170 value).
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. With today's deal, one of Gold's Gym's certified personal trainers will test each client's strength, flexibility, typing speed, and body-fat percentage, among other metrics, to determine their biological age before designing a personalized fitness regimen. Muscle molders may roam from cardio machines to Hammer Strength equipment within Gold's two locations under the athletic tutelage of one of the gym's personal trainers, who guide clients through individualized sweat sessions to maximize workout time and get waistline-slimming results.
Group-fitness lovers summon their inner eye of the tiger with fitness classes at the North Nevada and East 57th locations. Gym-goers torch calories during cross-training classes, sweat to a beat with Zumba, and stretch their limbs and consciousnesses during yoga and Pilates workshops. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes accommodate all schedules and routines for two months of motivation to resist the saccharine siren song of the pints of ice cream in the freezer.
Hardworking exercisers reap the rewards of a challenging workout with relaxing HydroMassages. A one-month pass to the H20-empowered pampering machines soothes weary bones and clears minds cluttered with stress as clients rest on a heated bed and enjoy the sensation of a jet-engined wave of water traversing their bodies. The full-body massage responds to more than 17,000 user-defined options, accommodating those who crave powerful massage or simply enjoy watching the almighty compound do their bidding.
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.