Exercising alongside loved ones builds strength and a sense of kinship for people unwilling to row a Viking warship to a family reunion. Sweat in good company with today’s Groupon to Lake County Family YMCA, valid at locations in Vernon Hills and Waukegan. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a three-month individual membership (up to a $212 value), valid for adults 18 and older.
- For $75, you get a three-month family membership (up to a $276 value), valid for two adults of the same household and any dependent children younger than 18.
- For $25, you get a $50 gym gift card, valid toward personal training, fitness classes, massages, and YMCA apparel.<p>
Lake County Family YMCA urges households toward healthier living with a supportive staff, fitness classes, and a treasure trove of gym and poolside amenities. Hearts and legs get pumping aboard ellipticals and stationary bikes while limbs and cores sprout muscle with the help of free or machine weights. Active Mature Adult classes hone balance, strength, and flexibility with a light to moderate workout that eschews the games of medicine-ball dodgeball found in more intense exercise classes. Alternately, Zumba classes motor hips into calorie-torching dance moves set to Latin music, and yoga courses pose physiques into fluid Vinyasa sequences. After sweat-inducing workouts, members can relax, letting the whirlpool’s jets power wash stress from bodies or the dry-heat sauna’s warmth melt pounds and tense muscles. The Vernon Hills location fosters watery fun with a children’s aquatic play area and water slide, and the Waukegan complex lets joggers peer down onto the gymnasium below from an overhead running track. Both sites welcome whippersnappers into their drop-in babysitting service, where staffers entertain youngsters for up to two hours or however long it takes parents to stage one-person renditions of Logan’s Run on the treadmills.
With a $50 YMCA gift card, current members can enlist the expert kneads of a massage therapist for a 30-minute muscle manipulation ($30). Personal trainers steer clients through one hour of customized drills ($50 per session), and boot-camp courses ($50 one month, twice a week) strive to fortify bodies from the torsos outward. Patrons can also put their credit toward cozy YMCA apparel ($13–$35), such as baseball caps, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and Village People costumes.