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 $49, you get a two-month membership to Inspired Fitness Training Center in Petaluma (up to a $110 value).
The home gym of three-time national aerobic-gymnastics gold medalist Jennifer Fujii, Inspired Fitness stuffs its cavernous facilities with equipment and training space designed to optimize physical vigor. Rows of dumbbells, cardio equipment, and weight machines allow self-conditioners to bulk up at their own pace, and a schedule of non-fee-based classes lets members mingle with a gaggle of fellow hardbodies. Ivengar yoga conditions to improve strength, flexibility, and effectiveness at summoning white doves, and the Spinning-certified stationary-bike class gets pedals and lactic acid pumping to condition the cardiovascular system. Boxing classes train biceps with pugilistic fundamentals, fortifying skinny upper bodies with solid muscle and a plethora of anchor tattoos.
Whether to relax after a workout or empathize with beef jerky, Inspired Fitness's dry sauna helps gym-goers sweat out toxins. As they do so, they can store clothes and belongings in the private lockers nested within the locker room.
Inspired Fitness Training Center
TRX suspension training was originally developed to whip Navy SEALS into peak physical condition. Inspired by their chiseled physiques, everyday civilians have taken to the regimen, aided by the group classes at Inspired Fitness Training Center. Helmed by trainer Jennifer Fujii, a three-time USA National Aerobic Gymnastics gold medalist, patrons of all fitness levels work their bodies on the portable suspension-training machine to build strength, flexibility, and balance. The SPINNING-certified studio also hosts pedaling sessions on a fleet of more than 20 stationary bikes, and boot camps challenge guests with a total-body workout proven more effective and safe than playing tug of war with a tank. A spacious independent workout area, chock full of free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment, complements the classes, along with personal-training sessions and nutrition counseling.