"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $29, you get 30 group exercise classes at Quality Life Fitness (a $200 value).
An eco-conscious gym teeming with Les Mills exercise classes and experienced instructors, Quality Life Fitness whittles waistlines as it shrinks its carbon footprint with earth-friendly cleaning products and an active recycling program. Nearly 20 classes populate the weekly schedule—one for each year Rip Van Winkle slept after doing one too many bicep curls—from cardio workouts that energize weekday evenings to calming lunch-hour sessions that blend yoga and tai chi. Fueled by barbells and upbeat music, 60-minute BodyPump workouts tone the whole body with squats, presses, and curls. Students deliver knockout punches to calories during BodyCombat classes, which incorporate martial arts such as taekwondo and muay thai boxing. Like a surprise visit from a musically inclined tax auditor, BodyJam routines raise heart rates with vibrant dance moves set to chart-topping singles. Clean wind energy powers Quality Life Fitness's entire facility, and recycled materials constitute a substantial portion of the structure, further attesting to the center's dedication to both individual and environmental health.
Quality Life Fitness
Led by owner and Les Mills–certified instructor Brian Nash, Quality Life Fitness's team of personal trainers builds healthy, youthful physiques with tools including Pilates certifications, years of professional fitness experience, and backgrounds in the medical industry. The gym's Les Mills fitness classes employ scientific methods and intense workouts to build muscle and banish adipose cells with fun, functional activities built around dance, and martial arts.
Like an android replica of a childhood pet, the welcoming workout space is both ultramodern and approachable, with ample weightlifting, resistance, balance, and core-building equipment complemented by towel service and locker rooms. Gym members strengthen their cardiac muscles on the treadmills, build up their biceps in the weight-training center, or study under the wing of a qualified trainer.