What You'll Get
While 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 $39, you get two months of unlimited Jazzercise classes (a $165 value) at the Columbia Fitness Center.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Multiple Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, although her dance moves aren't needed to get the most out of the classes. Those prone to first-class jitters can review the basic moves online first. Students can expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
The class formats are just as varied as the workouts. Special Jazzercises are geared to sculpt bods, cut workout times in half, or help to get those Rachel Dratch arms requested last Christmas. As for the itty-bitties, childcare is available during select times at some locations.
If Jazzercise is a fleeting '80s memory, like a Betamax tape of ALF reruns or the "Frankie Say Relax" T-shirt worn to do masonry work, today's Groupon gives a chance to discover how the exercise phenomenon has evolved into one of the better total-body workouts available today. Just leave the hot-pink leotard in your glove compartment.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate classes by 10/20/11, classes expire 2 months from activation. Must be 12 or older. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Tax included. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.