Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques, such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get 10 visits, including unlimited classes and one personal-training session, at Sky Athletic Club, located in Rockville Centre (up to a $279 value).
The toning gurus at Sky Athletic Club craft a supportive atmosphere for strength seekers to sculpt their bodies through individual workouts, challenging classes, and personal-training sessions. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot facility houses two separate weight areas, one ladies only, outfitted with Magnum equipment and free weights made out of plump, freshly pumped iron instead of stale, untouched steel. Four cardiovascular areas strengthen hearts and build endurance on a variety of machinery free from sign-up sheets or time limits.
Groupon users collaborate with a nationally certified personal trainer to target stubborn cellulite with a single workout handcrafted specifically for their fitness goals. Center a visit around one of Sky's numerous group fitness classes to crush calories in a kettlebell training session, promenade away pounds in dance-centric Zumba classes, or enjoy a Reformer workout, during which an experienced Pilates professor helps students pluck out fat cells to create lither limbs and beautiful lipid bouquets. Consult the schedule for class times and call to confirm space availability.
The slimming center offers complimentary childcare in the mornings and evenings for busy baby bearers, as well as spacious locker rooms to store changes of clothes and cleanse hard-working anatomies. Finish workouts with a visit to the sauna to turn commonplace cooldowns into steamy soothing sessions and romance novels into soggy paper bricks.
Four Yelpers give Sky Athletic Club an average rating of 4.5 stars:
- This is a fabulous facility. Lots of classes to choose from and the instructors are enthusiastic and really know their stuff. The place is spotless with a cozy cafe area downstairs. – Jazmin M., 10/14/10
- Really, everything you need in a gym is right here, with the added benefit of no stink and no meatheads. – Emily B., 1/10/10
Sky Athletic Club
For 15 years, Sky Athletic Club has shepherded members to physical fitness inside a 20,000-square-foot workout sanctuary free from muscle-obsessed fanatics or intimidating drill sergeants. The gym's mission of accessible-to-all fitness earned it the 2011 Best Boot Camp on Long Island award from the Long Island Press. More than 40 certified personal trainers coach members on two floors of studios and exercise equipment, and visitors from across the age and ability spectrum scout through a schedule of more than 100 classes per week.
A ladies-only area accommodates feminine frames with a weight room and floor space for mat work, and an extensive Pilates program perches members aboard Reformer machines that get cores more tightly wound than a stressed-out slinky in a private studio. Patrons augment their weight-hoisting routines with pampering spa services, getting chi realigned by a certified acupuncturist or working out tension with a chair massage. Complimentary childcare and free steamy beverages from the lounge and café evince the club's hospitable mission.