Gymnasium derives from the Greek γυμνός (naked), which is how the ancient Greeks preferred to ellipticize and is the reason many Americans subconsciously avoid the gym. Enjoy the gym without much of the nudity thanks to today's Groupon: for $30, you get a two-month membership to Snap Fitness (a $139 value). Choose from one of 14 St. Louis–area locations.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable fitness-focused members to improve their physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, prospective perspirers don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features TVs with cable and other media diversions. Today's Groupon includes an initial consultation and equipment orientation with a personal trainer and full access to all club facilities, including cardio and strength-training equipment. 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 also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations and a waived enrollment and orientation fee (a $49 value).