Though secret societies have terrific members-only benefits, their gorilla-centric initiation rites are often illegal. Make a solemn fitness vow that's legal with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a three-week membership to Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women (up to $167) and three burn sessions (up to $117), for a total value of up to $284. Today's deal is only for Healthworks first-timers at one of Healthworks' five locations: Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem.
After a complimentary orientation, the fitness-minded will have 21 consecutive days to strut, prance, or Morris-dance through a large, open space of cardiovascular equipment. This equipment is surrounded by TVs and movies to prevent Gerbil Wheel Syndrome, the number-one cause of adults gnawing on cardboard tubes and eating their own young. Members will also get to take advantage of Healthworks' abundant free weights, stretching area, group-fitness studio, and exclusive spinning studio before hosing down and decompressing in the gym's locker rooms, saunas, and steam rooms. After your workout, relax in the bubbling waters of the whirlpool and daydream about how good you'll look on the beach in your new bear suit. Each Healthworks location offers a variety of classes, including yoga, Pilates, special prenatal and postnatal yoga, cardio, and advanced calligraphy.
Groupon customers will also get three BURN sessions, which blend the benefits of group training with a high-intensity interval treadmill workout. BURN sessions must be used during the three-week membership.
Healthworks' upbeat instructors and a relaxed, estrogen-drenched environment make it easy for the exercise-averse to feel comfortable while shedding their body's safety padding. With today's Groupon to Healthworks, Boston's ladies can get in shape in time for their sewing circle's annual island retreat / no-holds-barred martial-arts tournament.
Valid for first-time visitors only. The Cambridge location has restricted hours: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sat.
- A few months ago, I decided to try Healthworks and have been going ever since. The facility itself is very nice and clean. The staff is very friendly. The instructors are always upbeat and positive. They have helped me to get in shape and to learn about what works for my body. I really like this gym. I would highly recommend it! – fshnjunkie, Citysearch
- The facilities are terrific; from the cardio to the nautilus equipment, to the classes, to the locker-room and steam/showers. They are all fantastic. Even the cafe is a nice amenity. The hours are good and location is ideal. – sgourmandp, Citysearch
- Love that the atmosphere is relaxed - all woman makes such a difference. – Campbell_mec, Citysearch