Unlike friends playing hide-and-seek, muscles can't be coaxed from their hiding spot by loudly yelling that you have free ice cream. Beckon bashful biceps with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a one-month gym membership (up to an $80 value) and one personal-trainer session (a $55 value) or one group Pilates reformer class (a $55 value) at Prairie Life Fitness (up to a $135 total value).
Prairie Life Fitness manages muscle maintenance with a team of knowledgeable trainers, personalized workout regimens, and sleek exercise machinery in an upscale, 60,000-square-foot facility. A one-month membership gives fitness freestylers autonomy to explore the latest cardio machines and strength equipment to build a regimen that best fits their needs and preferences. In the 60-minute personal-fitness session, an expert trainer carefully conditions the body to ensure newcomers know to lift with their legs and not someone else's. In the Pilates reformer session, groups of four to seven patrons harness the low-impact rolling motions of the reformer machine to gently yet firmly fortify their core and lengthen muscles.
After land-based laps, fiddle-fit specimens can relax by the indoor or outdoor pool, indulge in a whirlpool dip, or lounge in the steam room. Or re-up energy with a fruit smoothie (not included with this Groupon) from the gym's cafe after a pick-up game of full-court basketball.
Although Prairie Life Fitness sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
West Des Moines
4875 Mills Civic Pkwy.
Des Moines, Iowa 50265