The pen is mightier than the sword, but that’s only because the pen spends three nights per week bench pressing paper clips. Stay in tiptop sharp-object-dodging shape with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a 3-month membership at Metro South Athletic Club in Brockton (a $144 value).
Metro South Athletic Club boasts 33,000 square feet of weight rooms, cardio studios, group classes, and other athletic amenities to transform tired bone cages into lean, muscle-magnifying machines. Fitness fans can join fellow fat blasters on the five racquetball courts, meet up with a certified personal trainer in the 15,000-square-foot weight room⎯equipped with more than 100 pieces of strength equipment––or fondly recall days of popping wheelies in the living room while saddled atop one of the spinning studio's 20 Schwinn IC Elite workout bikes. Recently reformed couch potatoes will appreciate cardio theater equipment that allows them to boost their endurance as they live out dreams of running toward Pat Sajak in slow motion, while a lineup of more than 20 weekly group classes tightens tummies and invigorates aortic valves with help from motivating peers.
Gym guests can rejuvenate after a sweatband-soaking session in the locker rooms' sauna and steam rooms or by imbibing a refreshing beverage from the on-site juice bar. Renowned for its family friendly atmosphere, Metro South welcomes progeny to accompany their iron-pumping parents and stay occupied by mingling with other youngsters at the gym's babysitting area or by debating the pros and cons of an imposed naptime with a sympathetic dumbbell.