Workout routines that are too repetitive can bore athletes, exhaust equipment, and quadruple the size of the right quad while leaving all other muscles untouched. Reinvigorate routines with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited classes at Seek Fitness in Queens (a $199 value).
Seek’s team of fitness professionals administer personal training and a schedule of results-oriented classes to fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Unlike the line dances performed at dental-college soirees, Zumba classes blast away body fat with a blend of cardio-encouraging Latin and global rhythms. Boot camp classes increase strength and energy with total-body workouts, decreasing Popeye–like dependencies on animators to gain muscle mass, and fusion classes intermix contact kickboxing and circuit training for a varied routine that keeps hearts pumping.
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When Ray went to college, he followed in his father's footsteps and studied for a career that would have kept him at a desk all day. But Ray has always been active, and he realized he needed to find a career that would allow him to interact with people. Initially, he trained in physical therapy—but when he discovered athletic training, he knew he'd found his true calling. For more than 13 years, he's dedicated himself to helping people achieve their fitness goals. Now, as the fitness-programming director at Seek Fitness, Ray is passionate about helping members get results with an effective training system. But even as he and his trainers encourage clients to push themselves, they still aim to make classes fun and a little crazy.
Seek Fitness focuses on three types of classes. During Zumba, trainers pump up Latin music, '80s and '90s throwbacks, and current dance hits, then throw themselves into easy-to-follow choreography that gets everyone sweating together as they party away calories. The trainers change up boot-camp routines for each class; on any given day, students might be swinging kettlebells or using TRX suspension bands. Energy-packed Fusion classes are designed to keep students moving for a full 50 minutes, whether they're taking jabs at focus mitts, pummeling punching bags and piñatas, or going through kickboxing combinations. At the end of class, trainers want everyone to be tired and sweaty but liberated from stress and proud of their workout.