Without fitness studios, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one month of unlimited classes at GroupFit Studio, located in the Midtown area (an $89 value).
GroupFit Studio helps turn unshapely dough-carriages into sleek, toned muscle cars with an expansive schedule of 50-minute group fitness classes. Send fat scampering with the energizing Dance Trance class, featuring driving music, light effects, and an all-out dance marathon of funk, Latin, jazz, and hip-hop moves. Expand your fitness vocabulary with Yogalates, which meshes the core-strengthening moves of Pilates with the controlled breathing and stretching of yoga, creating a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich of mind-body balance. Otherwise, opt for a tactical muscle-training workout in the Fit Kick class, a high-intensity muscle-melting workout that combines kick boxing and self-defense techniques, turning Jean-Claude Van Damme fantasies into pulse-pounding reality.
GroupFit Studio’s owner Sherman Rosier is an NSCA-certified personal trainer, NSTA-certified running coach, certified nutrition specialist, and holds a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do. But no matter how advanced the accreditation he receives, he does not lose sight of the most basic tenant of exercise: whatever workouts you choose, have fun doing them. He tailors his classes to meet this requirement: his GroupFit90 classes work the entire body with lively tandem exercises aided by Bosu balls and resistance bands, and his DanceTance workouts fuel dance-based workouts with energetic funk, Latin, and hip-hop music. Exercisers who need an extra shot of oomph can also meet for a nutritional-coaching session, which provides a clearer insight into workout-friendly munching than spying on Sylvester Stallone while he shops for groceries.