The most secretive body parts are muscles, which hide behind layers of skin and appear only occasionally to help lift cars off trapped kittens. Flex your biceps in the absence of a cat emergency with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a 10-class pass to use toward any fitness classes at Melt (a $130 value). If you are a local resident, you'll receive one complimentary fitness class before beginning your 10-class pass.
Melt is a concept studio that offers group exercise and personal training; it's not an exercise factory where rows of strangers run on treadmills that power cuckoo clocks, but rather a chic, imitate space where the staff works with the workouts and the heart, muscles, and mind exercise in unison. Class options range from Ballistic (cardio and strength training using physio-balls) and Chisel (a high-energy workout with TRX suspension straps, balance boards, and weights) to Vinyasa Yoga (movement between Yin poses using the rhythm of breath for meditative concentration). Each class is taught by one of the health-centric trainers, whose expertise in the wellness biz means a deeper understanding of their clients' fitness needs and hot dog habits.
Melt's studio is fully equipped with advanced equipment and has warm hardwood floors that are usually flooded with natural light, making working out as pleasant as visiting a boutique or rolling into town in a fresh oaken barrel. Check the schedule for class times; each class is drop-in, so there's no need to call ahead. Most classes are performed barefoot.
Grouponers must use all 10 classes within six months.
- The wooden floors are a warm golden color, the athletic props and machinery clean and state-of-the-art, the background music sublime and inspiring, the instructors helpful and friendly. An immediate impression might be that a lot of care has been taken in setting up this exercise studio – and just as much care given to the clients who walk in. – Gay Strandemo, Waunakee Tribune
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