Getting in shape, much like speed-reading Russian literature, requires concentration and the strength to forge ahead through painful, protracted inner monologues. Forge ahead toward fitness with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a 30-day pass, which includes unlimited group fitness classes, to Pumps Real Fitness for Women in Wakefield (a $79 value).
Pumps Real Fitness for Women came to fruition after two 20-year industry veterans discovered that women flourished when exercising amongst gal-only groups. Amid fuchsia and silver walls in the 9,000-square-foot facility, women torch calories atop a legion of cardio machinery that includes spin bikes, ellipticals, and treadmills. Free weights and resistance machinery uncover muscles hidden beneath skin or cumbersome exercise petticoats.
To further feminine camaraderie, Pumps schedules a full week of group fitness classes. Tabata ousts fat with a high-energy interval circuit developed by a team of doctors in Tokyo, and classic spinning sessions strap students onto cycles for a low-impact, high-cardio test that includes endurance training and pedal sprints to deliver pizzas in 15 minutes or less. Complimenting a cardio regimen, Rock Bottom focuses 30 minutes on toning the lower body, and BodyPump spends double the time and wields barbells to work each major muscle group. Pumps also hosts yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and a willPower & grace class, which fuses the first three in a style that can rebalance the ankles, knees, and hips of emancipated marionettes.
60 Audubon Rd.
Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880