Since the rise of the Internet, people have struggled to tear their now-useless phone books in half. Bulk up to succeed where others have failed with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a two-month membership plus unlimited Zumba classes at Ladies Workout Express in Norman (a $108 value, including tax). Zumba classes are held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Ladies Workout Express caters to female fitness goers with a trove of equipment designed specifically for women, plus a variety of relaxing amenities and energizing group classes. Hide-and-seek champion muscles can be coaxed from concealment with specialized circuit machines that utilize both strength and aerobic training. Each unit comes equipped with ten different resistance levels allowing for a wide range of challenges, and dual hydraulic systems work multiple muscle groups at once. Racers can prepare lower body branches for upcoming hamster wheel marathons with treadmills and stationary bikes or unwind after intense workouts by lounging in a tanning bed or the sauna. Zumba classes, which fuse Latin grooves with easy-to-follow dance steps, can help hip-shakers shed calories to the beat of a sultry soundtrack. Instructors demonstrate rhythmic dance moves as groups of promenading protégés follow along with swaying hips, swinging arms, and evaporating inhibitions.