Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines.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 $25, you get a six-week unlimited gym membership to Spectrum Fitness (a $175 value). This Groupon is valid for all group fitness classes, tanning salon use, and child care services. This Groupon is valid at the locations in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Port Allen, and Zachary.
At Spectrum Fitness, patrons whittle away unwanted weight with 24-hour access to a vast inventory of cardio and weight training equipment and fitness classes that range from yoga to hip hop. Stored up caloric energy flees from the hum of Life Fitness cross trainers and treadmills in the cardio center, and bodies gain the strength they need to dropkick boxes of donuts across the office with smoothies and supplements from the Pro Shop. Fellow bulge battlers join classes such as Body Pump, a 60-minute workout that ratchets up muscle furnaces with step platforms and weights. Spinning classes keep legs whirring with thumping music and energetic instructors, while the Pilates Reformer sculpts, tones, and stretches bodies for more graceful dives through closing elevator doors. Newly sculpted physiques can then bask beneath the tanning bed’s rays, and show off their bronzed biceps in the swimming pool or indoor track.
For fitness acolytes seeking further guidance, Spectrum Fitness’ certified personal trainers can concoct a customized fitness regimen during solo and group training sessions. Additionally, the facility strives to accommodate members by hosting a ladies-only weight room and fitness classes, free childcare services, a 24-hour Central location, and, at some locations, class schedules that kick off at 5 a.m.
More akin to a small, self-contained town than a fitness center, each of Spectrum Fitness’s seven locations kowtows to packed schedules and multitasking parents. A slew of classes arranges social body blasting—customers can tone their torsos with squats, presses, and curls in a BodyPump barbell class or sweat in spinning classes atop a stationary bike equipped with pursuit-style handlebars, adjustable resistance, and a front-mounted E.T. Members can drop off their tykes at the childcare center and take a yoga or kickboxing class. And they can follow a swim by basking in the bronzing light of the tanning bed before sauntering up to the Pro Shop for smoothies.
The staff takes great pains to accommodate newcomers of all ages, levels, and car-stacking abilities. Personal trainers concoct customized fitness regimens during solo and group training sessions, and Silver Sneakers and water aerobics classes bring seniors into the fitness fold.