Getting in shape, much like speed-reading Russian literature, requires concentration and the strength to forge ahead through painful, protracted inner monologues. Forge ahead toward fitness with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 30-day trial membership, including classes, and one 30-minute focused massage at the Hyatt Regency StayFit Athletic Club (a $130 value).
The Hyatt Regency StayFit Athletic Club, a recently renovated 43,000-square-foot workout space complete with a heated pool, spurs listless muscles into motion with modern machines and experienced instructors.
A multitude of treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes sport individual flat-screen TVs that turn feet into perpetual motion machines by convincing brains they belong to The Six Million Dollar Man. Bicep-chiseling free weights and resistance machines occupy idle muscles, and basketball courts compel cardiovascular systems to power limbs in their dribbling and dunking endeavors.
Experienced staff members lead perspiration-producing classes, which are held outdoors on the patio in summer. Prospective students can consult the website to find flexibility-building Vinyasa yoga courses that match their schedules and their goal of fitting into smaller banjo cases.
As an après-gym reward for aching bodies, a 30-minute focused massage untangles double-knotted muscles and pushes away minute acrobats straining the trapezius. Tension-annihilating kneading zeroes in on problem muscles in the neck, shoulders, back, and legs, leaving limbs as relaxed as a vacationing spaghetti noodle. If you choose to continue membership, Groupon users get 20% off of dues for the first month following Groupon activation on the month-to-month memberships.