Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an eight-class punch card at Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club in the Panorama Valley (a $120 value).
With a vast variety of small group classes, Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club bequeaths bodies with toned, taut muscles and strong, able tickers. Those looking to develop rippling biceps and beer-can-crushing quads can pump iron or another heavily weighted natural mineral in strength-training classes such as BodyPump, and stretch seekers can loosen up limbs in intensive BodyFlow classes. Hop on a stationary bike for a heart-thumping tour de sweat in energetic group-cycling classes, or cut a cardiovascular rug in Latin dance-inspired Zumba sessions.
Aqueous athletes can stretch their caudal fins in Penfield’s pool during Aquafit sessions, which provide a muscle-toning cardio workout using water’s natural resistance. Those looking for more strength-training options can opt for Aquapump classes that make use of barbells and noodles, preparing bodies for future underwater-wrestling matches with heavyweight mermaids.
Penfield’s 1600-square-foot fitness studio boasts techno-gym circuit training, a cardio mezzanine, and a brand-new cycling studio equipped with 30 spinning bikes and an updated sound system. In addition to providing solid fitness training with highly experienced instructors, Penfield also provides its patrons with a clean and welcoming atmosphere, with luxe men's and women's locker rooms as well as sauna and steam rooms perfect for testing individual melting points.
Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club
What began as eight racquetball courts in 1978 has grown into a family fitness center housing exercise machines, group classes, indoor pools, volleyball, basketball, and a smoothie bar. Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club members make use of an endless supply of free weights and Technogym or Life Fitness cardio equipment equipped with TVs for personal viewing.
A team of trainers leads 99 group fitness classes each week, such as Zumba dance aerobics, Pilates, and yoga as well as nationwide programs including Les Mills and SilverSneakers. In keeping with their heritage, trainers host racquetball lessons, leagues, and tournaments for adults and children. Members can take advantage of free childcare services and cool off after workouts at the club’s onsite smoothie bar instead of attempting to somersault into a passing ice-cream truck.
667 W Panorama Trl.
Rochester, New York 14625Get Directions