While feeling the burn during a workout is generally a good sign, feeling the burn while sitting on the sofa means your sofa is in the fireplace. Engage in controlled, constructive body burning with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a one-month membership to NXT Level Performance (a $60 value) on Staten Island. NXT Level Performance prides itself on its personalized, high-intensity interval training and its decidedly different approach to the traditional gym format, where motivated, certified trainers dedicate themselves to the health of participants of all fitness levels. Each routine employs energetic music and active intervals to build strength and increase endurance, and unlike the cuckoo clock's midnight sea shanties, no routines are ever performed the same way twice. Check out the schedule here; after their initial month of training, NXT Level will take 25% off the next three months of membership.
The Staten Island Advance featured Next Level Performance:
- If you’re looking for a juice bar, a sauna and Jacuzzi in the locker room, flat-screen televisions on treadmills or lines of fancy presses in front of full-body mirrors, then Next Level Performance is not the place for you. The Charleston gym is unlike any other gym in the borough, as it focuses all of its workout regimens around the concept of High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.). That can involve anything from using kettlebells and medicine balls to literally beating a truck tire with sledgehammers. – Jamie Lee, Staten Island Advance