Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for 5 drop-in fitness classes (up to a $75 value)
- $49 for 10 drop-in fitness classes (up to a $150 value)
Fitness instructors rally students for yoga stretches, core workouts, Zumba dance steps, and cardio-kickboxing strikes, among other group classes. In the 25-metre pool, several types of aqua aerobics pit muscles against water resistance. Cardio Swing sessions sync exercises with classic songs, and Anchor Tone classes strengthen torsos with stabilizers and conditioning routines.
Progress Fitness & Aquatic Centre
When people hear the phrase "water aerobics," they might envision a dull scene of swimmers lifting buoyant weights and doing the "YMCA" at sloth speed. At Progress Fitness & Aquatic Centre, however, the 25-metre pool acts as a stage for nine high-intensity classes, in which students battle water's relentless resistance. Students can slip into suspension belts to rehearse deep-water running, or groove to swing-dance tunes as they twirl against the H2O molecules. The gym embraces the entertainment afforded by variety outside of the pool as well—its group studio hosts workouts that range from cardio-kickboxing drills to Hatha yoga stretches. In the equipment area, cycles, treadmills, and rowers whir beneath mounted televisions and free weights challenge muscles at squat racks and benches.
The centre's personal trainers and veteran swim coaches take on clients of all ages and abilities. They teach Red Cross swimming lessons for children—who progress from AquaTots to AquaQuest and, finally, AquaLawSchool—and craft custom programs for adults. An on-site massage therapist and a travel agent endorse relaxation between exercise bouts.