Before the gym, the only way to work up a healthy sweat was to sign up for the afternoon shift on the Great Pyramid assembly line. Perspire in modern convenience with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month membership (a $65 value) and four physical-training classes (a $140 value) at Riviera Fitness Center, with locations in Madison and Meridianville (a $205 total value).
Riviera Fitness Center supplements a women's-only workout area with services such as group fitness classes, unlimited tanning, and childcare, all of which are included in this deal. Select from a buffet of muscle-building free weights and weight machines, and battle advancing bulges like a taxi driver fights the urge to walk to work. Fitness buffs can spend a month sweating in the comfortable sanctity of the two gyms, participating in cardio-heavy classes such as Body Combat and Zumba, or soaking in nonsolar browning agents with unlimited tanning services. Parents can drop tykes off at Kid Care, a safe and convenient childcare program that allows mothers the freedom to pummel extra pounds while their children learn to call a weatherman's bluffs. One-month members will also partake in four physical-training sessions, and customers may check the websites of either location for class schedules.
Riviera Fitness Centers of Madison
At Riviera Fitness Centers of Madison—a women-only fitness haven—patrons tackle Les Mills group fitness classes, strength and cardio equipment, and one-on-one personal training, all designed to make gals feel comfortable as they forge toward their fitness goals. The onsite childcare staff supervises tykes so moms can cartwheel off to classes such as BodyAttack and Zumba. During Zumba classes, the studio transforms into a club-like dance-party atmosphere, accented with colored lights and thumping Latin-inspired beats. The instructors lead the easy-to-follow dance steps on an elevated stage, allowing everyone to see the right moves instead of getting discouraged and reverting to the Hokey Pokey. Boot-camp sessions fuse cardio and resistance training to tone physiques as campers wield exercise equipment including kettlebells, barbells, and bosu balls.
In addition to getting fit during group training, ladies can seek one-on-one fitness advice during personal training sessions, which are tailored to suit their goals. Riviera Fitness Center also offers bronzing recently toned bodies for the beach or flexing in front of a mirror.