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 package (up to a $135 total value) at Prairie Life Fitness. The package includes:
- A one-month membership (up to an $80 value).
- One personal-training session (a $55 value) or one group Pilates-reformer class (a $55 value).<p>
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 routine that best fits their needs and preferences. During the one-hour personal-fitness session, an expert trainer carefully conditions the body to ensure that newcomers know to lift with their legs and not someone else’s. In the Pilates-reformer session, groups of four–seven patrons harness the low-impact rolling motions of the reformer machine to gently yet firmly fortify their cores and lengthen muscles.
After land-based laps, fiddle-fit specimens can relax by the pool, indulge in a whirlpool dip, or lounge in the steam room⎯or reup energy with a fruit smoothie (not included with this Groupon) from the gym’s café after a pickup game of full-court basketball.
Prairie Life Fitness offers a $29–$39/month membership when you sign up for a two-year contract. The Jump Start program includes introductory walk-through time with a trainer and does not, in all cases, include a personal-training session or a private Pilates lesson.