The word gymnasium derives from the Greek γυμνός (naked), which is how the ancient Greeks preferred to ellipticize and which has led many Americans to subconsciously avoid the gym. Today's Groupon gives new customers all the benefits of the gym without much of the nudity: for $39, new members get a two-month membership, waived enrollment fee, and one Fast Start package at Snap Fitness (a $328.90 value). Choose from the following locations: Richmond, Colonial Heights, Quinton, King William, and Montpelier. This Groupon expires May 21, 2011.
Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced. With today’s deal, enjoy two months of membership, plus the Fast Track package, which consists of two educational sessions with a certified personal trainer. During the first session, astute muscle-experts measure your "fitness score," the algorithmic result of body strength, cardio fitness, and flexibility. Spill your fitness goals to the trainer during the second session, and receive a personalized Basic 8 workout plan, a total-body, 30-minute workout that produces swift and safe shaping results.
To sustain efforts over a two-month membership, Fast Track participants receive access to the hallowed halls of online workout and meal plans at MySnapFitness. On the website, choose between a bevy of expertly crafted, goal-oriented plans or customize your own to make muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire swallower.
From March 1 to April 21, Snap Fitness will host an eight-week weight-loss challenge, awarding prizes to especially dedicated fitness seekers. The top individual at each club—measured by percentage weight loss, not pounds—will receive a free three-month membership. Impressive national prizes, such as a Caribbean cruise, a 32-inch HDTV, and a newly svelte soul sack, will also be presented to participating weight lossees.
New members only. Twenty-four-seven access card is an additional $10–$20 charge depending on location.