Exercise is a pleasurable activity for both would-be athletes and recovering pyromaniacs desperate enough to settle for burning calories. Fuel fitness regimes with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get 20 drop-in fitness passes at New England Athletic Club in Cromwell (a $100 value).
New England Athletic Club whips guests into shape with a full arsenal of personal-fitness equipment and group exercise classes. Multi-weekly body pump sessions whisk lethargic muscles into a frenzy with 60 minutes of squats, lifts, and obscure trivia questions designed to challenge all major muscle groups. Students can seek inner clarity during 75-minute yoga cycles or channel an inner boogie-woogier in Zumba classes, which feature calorie-torching moves choreographed to Latin and international dance music. An on-site pool hosts aquatic fitness classes, as well as open swim sessions, where kids and adults can swim laps, practice strokes, or bond with an inflatable dolphin.