Like a tree house, an athletic club never lets nonmembers inside and always deflects frogs fired from the neighborhood bully’s slingshot. Hurry up the rope ladder with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a two-month membership to The Sports Club of West Bloomfield (a $138 value).
The Sports Club of West Bloomfield houses160,000 square feet of calorie-burning equipment and classes, great for getting into shape and building a healthy lifestyle. A two-month membership grants access to everything The Sports Club has to offer, so health nuts looking for organized sweats can take advantage of the beefy schedule of classes, featuring more than 50 hours of yoga offerings and 70 hours of other courses such as TRX, spinning, and dragon slaying. In addition, the center’s yoga and spinning rooms flaunt an advanced air-purification system that removes more than 99% of allergens, molds, and viruses. Solo exercisers can push themselves through their routines with more than 4,000 square feet of cardio equipment, complete with entertainment centers in every machine able to pull in 100 channels and play motivational DVDs such as Rocky and Sleepless in Seattle. Meanwhile, muscles receive regal treatment thanks to The Sports Club’s 6,000-square-foot weight room featuring a bevy of Cybex, Hammer Strength, and Body Masters resistance and free-weight equipment.
Before and after whipping muscles into trampoline tightness, members enjoy spacious locker rooms with cherry wood and granite amenities throughout. Also, each locker room is equipped with showers, steam rooms, dry saunas, whirlpools, and time portals.
The Sports Club of West Bloomfield
Fitness-minded visitors sweat their way through The Sports Club’s more than 100,000 square feet of equipment, over 100 group exercise classes, and workout-enhancing amenities. Patrons who thrive on camaraderie can get energized during group classes in one of five practice rooms, and lone wolves can try their hands, limbs, and cores at weight machines by Cybex, Hammer Strength, and Life Fitness. Seventy cardiovascular machines fill the rest of the floor space, each equipped with a personal television that can play any home-brought DVDs, CDs, or flip books. During the warmer seasons, staff members uncover 2 of the 3 pools and 5 of the 14 indoor tennis courts, creating open-air recreational opportunities that earned the facility Hour Detroit magazine's award for Best Outdoor Tennis Court in 2008 and 2009. Employees can keep an eye on guests' youngsters in the childcare room, which brims with age-appropriate activities for toddlers and stuffed-animal focus groups.