Before exercise, cave people stayed in shape by outrunning lions until they reached the point of exhaustion, in order to safely bench-press and then shot put the comatose animals. Lift fully dead weights with today's Groupon: for $69, you get three personal-training sessions and a three-month membership to Gold's Gym (a $540 value).
Gold's Gym was born more than 45 years ago, and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets that span three levels and 40,000 square feet. Fortify workouts with Gold's Gym's certified personal trainers, who work with clients to design a personalized fitness regimen rather than relying on the same routine of crunches, jumping jacks, and medicine-ball juggling used by 99% of the world’s exercisers. To ensure the most rippling results, all three personal-training sessions take place within the first month of the three-month membership. Then neophyte iron workers can follow up with regular visits to the gym, mounting one of 120 cardio-igniting steeds, pumping up on strength-training machines, and crunching packs of abdominals.
Gold's Gym's spacious studios also house more than 60 weekly group fitness classes, including spinning, Zumba, and yoga, housed in mirror-walled studios where students can make funny faces at their newly chiseled reflections. Groupon purchasers who choose to join the gym within 30 days of the end of the three-month trial will not be charged an enrollment fee.