If your body is a temple, then you must guard it with a strong musculatory system, impenetrable thickets of hair, and a password-protected bellybutton. Safeguard your mainframe with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get a one-month membership, one personal-training session, and a 60-minute massage at The Body Architect (up to a $245 value).
The Body Architect combines Eastern and Western fitness philosophies to create a holistic, mind-body exercise experience. Attend a personal session with a certified trainer and move through balance, strength, flexibility, and cardio routines drawn from traditions including Pilates, yoga, and qi gong. Each session provides an efficient, repeatable workout that encourages better posture, improves mental clarity, and slaps you awake during night terrors. Flex your latissimus dorsi in a variety of fitness classes in The Body Architect’s soothing, airy main gymnasium, offering panoramic views of the bay and an uncluttered layout designed to lead callisthenic acolytes intuitively from one activity to the next. Check the class schedule here. Additionally, a 60-minute stress-reducing massage from a certified massage therapist tenderizes fatigued muscles back to their most agreeable state.
The Body Architect
After years traveling the globe and working in the fitness industry, Stephen and Antonia Anderson wanted to design a fitness facility that was as beautiful as it was functional. The duo eventually realized this dream, opening The Body Architect within a lofty building with wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and wall-to-wall windows that proffer spectacular views of Portland and Mount Washington. In front of these windows, rows of professional Precor and Cybex machines bustle amid the clang of strength and TRX suspension training equipment. Meanwhile, up on the roof deck, certified instructors conduct a variety of fitness classes beneath the sun, including boot camps, yoga, and personal-training sessions. Additionally, an onsite massage therapist stands by to help untangle muscles or knotted gym socks before or after members unwind in serene spa-inspired showers.