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 $20, you get 20 day passes to Gold’s Gym of the Capital District (a $300 value). This Groupon is valid at locations in Niskayuna, Latham, Clifton Park, and Guilderland.
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 immaculate facilities at each of the four flab-busting locations across the Capital District. Hundreds of Gold’s group exercise classes dot the gyms’ schedules like beads of perspiration on a weight lifter’s sturdy shoulders. Zumba classes tune discordant bodies to a higher pitch with the dynamic rhythms of Latin-inspired dance beats, and one-hour marathons of Pilates and yoga craft strong-cored masterpieces from nirvana-deficient lumps of clay. A staff of trainers well-versed in calisthenics and Rocky sequels also leads sports-inspired cardio workouts, barbell classes, and high-intensity boxing classes. Modern and hygienic workout machines fill the gym’s airy rooms, and autonomous exercisers can easily shift their focus from free weights to cross-trainers depending on their muscle-toning moods.
A motivating and welcoming atmosphere greets guests at every gym location, and on-site childcare facilities (not included with this Groupon) relieve the burden of calculating the weight of a toddler into your bench-press lifts. Although not included with this Groupon, tanning facilities at Niskayuna, Latham, and Clifton Park help guests attain a shade of bronze to match the metallic hardness of a muscular torso.
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.