Male conversations about building robots capable of smashing cantaloupes or how to become a better taxidermist can prove distracting in a fitness setting. Shed pounds without the presence of pesky Y chromosomes with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month gym membership (a $50 value) and unlimited fitness classes (a $49 value) at the women-only Ladies Workout Express, a $99 total value. Burn bun at the Toco Hills temple.
For the excitement of working out with other human beings, Ladies Workout Express offers a packed schedule of yoga, Pilates, cycling, Zumba, and other fast, fat-burning classes. In addition to being available every day of the week, many classes are only an intense half-hour long, allowing you to pack exercise into a busy schedule. You can also go your own way on dozens of the very latest cardio and strength machines sized specifically for women's bodies.
Ladies Workout Express fosters an atmosphere of supportive, uncritical encouragement through its attentive staff and amenities such as free childcare. Under the auspices of a gym that encourages the pursuit of total health rather than total bulk, you'll be empowered and inspired to start a new workout routine or refresh your current program of running while carrying a backpack filled with old computer monitors.
Valid for ages 16 and up.
Though there aren't many reviews yet for Ladies Workout Express, three Insider Pagers give it four stars:
For members of Powerlady Fitness, the word support means more than having a reliable spotter at your bench. It's a keystone of the women-only gym, where ladies of all fitness levels can exercise and socialize in the presence of a community-oriented staff. Formerly Ladies Workout Express, founder Rebecca Tainter established Powerlady Fitness to provide a workout space that was both physically and emotionally empowering, and to that end, her instructors lead motivational group classes in Zumba, yoga, and general fitness away from men and bodybuilding kangaroos.
Guests can also tone their bodies through Pilates and medicine-ball workouts. Specialized pre- and post-natal workout programs promote healthy birthing, workouts for women who have recently undergone cosmetic surgery ease them back into the routine of the gym. For visitors with kids, an onsite childcare service entertains youngsters—a far safer alternative to letting them build barbell forts on the gym floor.