By working out in herds, humans motivate each other and decrease their chances of being picked off by chilidog-peddling predators. Sweat safely with today's Groupon: for $49, you get any five group fitness classes at PNT Fitness in Long Island City (a $100 value).
With a gaggle of cycling, cardio, and core-strengthening classes suited to all fitness levels, PNT Fitness motivates muscles to new echelons of endurance and sturdiness. Tone up in intense kickboxing sessions, or opt for cycling courses to trade unwanted inches for the affectionate companionship of a 2011 Schwinn Performance AC indoor bike.
In the Diva Spin class, students reduce calories to smoldering embers while grooving to the big voices and pulsing rhythms of some of America's most infamous yodelers. Cycle Quickie classes spin a high-intensity workout into a half hour that knocks off 300 calories, and 30-minute Butts 'n' Guts sessions sculpt the skinscapes of the abdomen and the rear domain. PNT Fitness's accommodating schedule hosts 27 exciting sweat sessions per week, but Groupon buyers must call ahead of each class to ensure their spots.
"Tough, but doable." That's how ACE- and AFAA-certified trainer Tara Faye described her teaching style to GoRecess Playground in July 2012, nearly two months after becoming the sole owner of PNT Fitness. There, she and her staff lead high intensity and high energy classes such as Insane Kickbox Camp, Sweat Shop, and A Vicious Cycle, which uses Schwinn stationary bikes. For more communal workouts, they also host a monthly Workout & Wine class that allows exercisers to hang out with their classmates and bench-press barrels of wine after class, a feature that got the class a shout out as one of CBS New York's 6 Best Fitness Classes for a New Year's Resolution. And although PNT Fitness' group classes have received most of the press, the studio also offers personal training that includes nutrition counseling, toning, and agility training as part of a personalized training program.
Long Island City
10-68 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, New York 11001