In today's workplace, sleeveless, bicep-broadcasting business suits are a common sight and deal-closing golf games are eschewed in favor of sweat-slicked cage matches. Get in shape to vault over the corporate ladder with today's Groupon: for $59, you get four weeks of CrossFit boot camp classes, a one-month membership, access to all group fitness classes, personal training, a nutrition seminar, and unlimited tanning (up to a $748 total value) at Powerhouse Gym.
Endless rows of machines and a friendly staff give Powerhouse Gym a comforting neighborhood feel. Members can intrepidly explore the workout space during their 30-day toning test drive (a $138 value) and find group motivation in a month of CrossFit classes, administered in half-hour doses during a full slate of morning and afternoon times throughout the week; strength-builders can attend up to four sessions per week for four weeks (up to a $320 value). Used to condition police officers, military units, and competitive mall walkers, CrossFit comprises heart-pumping routines for inclusive, full-body fitness. Members can also further their physical education in group classes such as cycling and rowing.
Tailored, one-on-one training with Powerhouse's certified muscle manipulators (a $30 value) can help you develop a new workout and accustom you to the operation and favorite snacks of each machine. You'll also receive a personal introduction to the basics of strength training (a $30 value), building up biceps to handle ever-heavier free weights. Trainers will check in via email or carrier pigeon throughout the month (a $50 value), keeping fitness goals on track and offering tips to guide your evolving workout. Further learn to manipulate metabolism with an invitation to a one-hour nutrition seminar taught by bodybuilder Mr. Alaska, Kevin Creeden, who will discourse on meal planning and safe fork-lifting techniques (an $80 value). Finally, a month of unlimited tanning (a $100 value) allows access to Powerhouse's burnishing beds, bronzing muscles that are quickly growing out of their old hue.
Anchorage Athletic Club
Anchorage Athletic Club combines years of fitness expertise with the palpable camaraderie of several group exercise classes led by a supportive staff. Solo workouts on cardio and strength equipment can grant the athleticism of a half-man, half-Walter Payton, and three specialized studios host hot-yoga sessions to promote breathwork and the development of a lithe figure. The club augments its body-sculpting services with add-ons such as childcare and tanning beds, and a roster of premium classes hones kung fu jabs and the self-defense maneuvers of krav maga. The Anchorage Athletic Club's staff maintains a friendly attitude while placing a premium on motivating guests in an affable and helpful way.