The pen is mightier than the sword, but that’s only because the pen spends three nights per week bench-pressing paper clips. Stay in tip-top, sharp-object-dodging shape with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-month full-access gym membership plus a personal training session at Plexus Fitness, located in the Nemours Building in downtown Wilmington (an $175 value).
Plexus Fitness manages muscle maintenance with a team of fitness coaches, personalized workout regimens, and sleek exercise machinery. Staffers greet regular health habitués by name as they enter the gym and administer a complimentary bottle of water and soft towel as an omen of the sweat-dabbing to come. New members are entitled to a complimentary personal training session led by one of Plexus's nationally certified fitness coaches, who are trained in anatomy, exercise physiology, and bunsofsteelonomics. Each session focuses on personal wellness, effective exercise execution, and continuous movement techniques. For calisthenicians who wish to remain masters of their own fitness domain, Plexus offers a non-trainer program, in which members can monitor their progress through a personalized, coach-prescribed workout regimen, guided by willpower and the memory of inspirational hugs from personal trainers past. With cardio and strength-training equipment galore, as well as spinning classes offered five days a week, fitness freestylers can devise a routine to suit their physique's preferences.
Plexus Fitness strives to maintain an upscale yet non-intimidating exercise environment. The gym exudes an earthy atmosphere with its serene green walls, plush tan carpeting, and wood accents, from the reception desk to sculptural pieces set amid the workout equipment. Clients can let off steam by pretending to chase their favorite CNN anchor on the personal televisions mounted on many of the pieces of cardio equipment or by lying back on leather couches in lounges near the front of each locker room while sipping a nutritional shake from the exercise emporium's shake bar. The airy locker rooms proffer complimentary toiletries, steam rooms, full showers, and towel service. Plexus Fitness provides special parking-validation hours for gym gurus who drive to the facility rather than racing uphill both ways.