Novelty shirts airbrushed with bikini-clad bodies provide the convincing, if temporary, illusion of fitness. Find a more-permanent fitness solution with today's Groupon. For $20, you get a one-month pass and a personal fitness assessment at O2 Fitness (a $160 value). Your Groupon is good for all seven locations in the Triangle area. See the sidebar on the right for a full list of locations.
A personalized fitness assessment determines which areas of the gymnastic sciences you need the most help in, allowing you to focus on problem subjects during your month of no-holds-barred gym access. O2's facilities play host to a variety of playground equipment for the adult-child at heart. Burn your calories in style on more than 100 pieces of individual cardio equipment. Each apparatus is decked out with a personal entertainment screen that doubles as a futuristic magazine tray or vertical forehead-rest. In addition, a full selection of free weights and strength machines allows you to tone and sculpt with Michelangelic precision.
Draw further inspiration from an extensive list of group classes offered weekly. O2 gives its members options ranging from the intense body attack to the ragingly soothing candlelight yoga. Regardless of your style or skill level, O2's skilled instructors will bring you the spirit and guidance of an owl without the uncomfortable panoramic head swivel.
The welcoming staff at O2 Fitness designed its hall of fitness to make you feel welcome and comfortable. When you hand them a sopping, stinky towel, they'll say "Thanks" and nail it up on their trophy wall, and when you emerge from the sauna, you'll be swarmed by a hired staff of children screaming for autographs.
New members only. Must be at least 18 years old.
Metro magazine picked O2 Fitness for its Best of the Best list for Best Health Club.