Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as throwing rocks and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month membership to Mademoiselle Figure and Fitness (a $52.08 value), with locations on S. Pennsylvania and NW 63rd Street.
The supportive staff at the women-only Mademoiselle Figure and Fitness encourages ladies to feel the burn on more than 100 workout machines and during 20-plus varieties of aquatic and land-based fitness classes. Guests can shed pounds without radical new haircuts by moving flexors and tensors with free weights, StairMasters, and elliptical machines. Worker-outers can hop inside the heated pool for an invigorating dip, or do some laps around the indoor track to get blood pumping. More than 200 monthly classes help slim down silhouettes, including fun workout routines such as regular and aqua Zumba, cardio classes, yoga, and fitness dance. After sweat sessions, movers and shakers can relax in a sauna or whirlpool, which stimulates muscles and melts away tension like Legos in a microwave.
Mademoiselle Figure and Fitness
In 1981, the founders of Mademoiselle Figure and Fitness opened the doors to their gym with a vision for it to become a place where women can get away from everyday life and focus on their fitness. Today, the staffers continue to support their female members’ fitness goals at two locations. Every member is assigned to a trainer who can meet with them for personal training sessions at no extra charge. As an added measure, trainers will give clients a call, e-mail, or smoke signal encouraging them to stay on track if they haven’t shown up at the gym in a while.
Both locations have heated pools where members can take Aqua Zumba and other water-based classes or do laps before relaxing in the whirlpool, steam room, or sauna. The trainers also lead Zumba, step, and other workouts on land. In addition to an indoor track, the gyms stock strength and cardio equipment from Precor, Life Fitness, Nautilus, and Cybex. After working out or stopping in for a session on the vibration platforms or tanning beds, members can pick up their kids from the babysitting area.