Muscles are hard to develop, their growth stunted by lack of exercise and extended childhoods spent in Neverland. Fly to new heights of fitness with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a one-month membership (a $175 value), two personal-training sessions (up to a $170 value), and a power-packed smoothie (up to a $9.25 value) from Steel Gym in Chelsea (up to a $354.25 total value).
Christened one of the Top Six Gyms in America by Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Steel Gym transforms timid types into primal powerhouses through a bevy of training apparatuses, personal instructors, and a no-frills atmosphere. The gym packs thousands of pounds worth of dumbbells and fitness machines throughout its two-floor testament to strength training, allowing each patron to find a tool that suits their needs. Weightlifters receive extra encouragement from the gym’s many mirrored walls, which allow them to analyze the success of their efforts and play peek-a-boo with their reflections. Steel Gym employs more than 25 independently contracted trainers, who provide their own pay structure ($85/hour on average) and fitness regimens, ensuring students may find one whose fees and style are right for them. Strength seekers may also bring an outside, independent trainer to Steel Gym’s facilities to conduct a workout of their choosing, such as weighted impressions of the alphabet.
Top off thrilling workouts with a nutrient-rich smoothie from the gym’s full-service juice bar, available in a host of happiness-enhancing flavors. Like New York delis and diners posing as pharmacies, Steel Gym is open 24 hours a day Monday through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.