The word gymnasium derives from the Greek γυμνός (naked), which is how the ancient Greeks preferred to ellipticize and the reason many Americans subconsciously avoid the gym. Today's deal gives new customers all the benefits of the gym without much of the nudity: for $29, new members get a three-month membership (a $119.85 value) and two personal training sessions (a $90 value) at Snap Fitness at Polo Towne Center (a $209.85 value) . As an added bonus, this deal also waives the normal $35 initiation fee. The 24-hour gym boasts a friendly atmosphere, certified trainers, and top-of-the-line cardio and strength equipment. Arrive at Snap super late and pretend you're working out in an Edward Hopper painting or pound the treadmill at four in the morning and get pumped to host a morning shock-jock radio show. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced.
New members 18 years or older only. A refundable $25 key card deposit is required for 24-hour club access.
While Snap Fitness has yet to receive many online reviews, more than 140 Facebookers are fans of the Columbia location.
At Snap Fitness’ 24-hour gym, guests come and go armed with their access keys and are able to work out at their convenience. Around the gym, rows of cardio machines and stacks of free weights stand by as personal trainers show guests the most efficient ways to pump iron and bench-press their old refrigerators.