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 $65, you get an ultimate home gym (a $170.30 value) from Rock Bottom Gym.
Developed and designed in Rock Bottom's small, private training gym, the ultimate home gym's resistance-based equipment delivers athletes a full-body workout without lifting heavy barbells, dumbbells, or gold bricks shaped like Harry S. Truman. Tethered by two door anchors (a $9.95 value), a trio of elastic exercise bands (a $28.75 value) challenge limbs across multiple planes of movement and three levels of resistance. Harnessed with two handles (a $25.90 value), they can help shoulder strengtheners perform a variety of arm exercises. Alternately, the bands can be retooled using two adjustable ankle straps (a $37.90 value) to work on lower-body strength or help pet hamsters fulfill bungee-jumping dreams.
The home gym also includes an air-filled 13.5-inch ab disc (a $22.95 value), which ratchets up core strength, forcing little-used stability muscles to fire and keep the body from wiping out onto the carpet's shaggy surface. Alternately, holding a plump blue stability ball ($26.95) while sit-upping helps build up ab muscles. The gym also comes with a foot pump (a $12.95 value) that can refill both inflatable items.
Because the ultimate home gym can be used anywhere there's a door, each set includes a gear bag for ease of transport (a $4.95 value). Calorie combusters can refer to Rock Bottom Gym's online videos and illustrated instruction sheets to discover toning techniques, as well as the password to unlock infinite levels of Dance Dance Revolution.