In today's workplace, sleeveless, bicep-broadcasting business suits are a common sight, and deal-closing golf games are eschewed in favor of sweat-slicked cage matches. Get in shape to vault over the corporate ladder with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-month membership, two personal-training sessions, and a body-composition test at The Capital Athletic Club on Eighth Street (a $318 value).
The Capital Athletic Club houses a plethora of state-of-the-art get-fit tools, including cardio machines, weight rooms, basketball and racquetball courts, and a swimming pool. Sculpt your body into more Twister-friendly proportions with the gym's 70 classes available each week, covering corporeal arts such as yoga, cycling, Pilates, and Zumba. A suite of treadmills, stationary bikes, and free weights offer solo pilgrimages toward svelteness, and a heap of added amenities, such as shoe shines, parking, and towel service help to create an air of luxury amid the body buffing.
The included 30-minute body-composition test gauges fledgling fitness-buffs' problem areas (a $50 value), and two sessions with a personal trainer help guide patrons toward gym-bound glory. The exercise experts cater one-hour workouts to each individual’s anatomical needs, whether they are new moms hoping to re-discover prepregnancy bodies or bank tellers losing weight to fit inside ATMs. If workout warriors become permanent members of the gym within two weeks of activating their Groupons, the $300 initiation fee will be waived.
The Capital Athletic Club
Walking into the weight room at The Capital Athletic Club, visitors may think they’ve stepped into a European cathedral. Vaulted wood ceilings soar above resistance machines and free weights, immersing exercisers in a light, airy atmosphere and allowing trainers to participate in the annual Bring Your Giraffe to Work day. Dozens of classes cater to group fitness in four wood-floored studios and a heated, outdoor pool ensures comfortable laps regardless of outside temperature. Enthusiastic, highly qualified personal trainers collaborate with members, helping craft new programs for beginners or enlivening veterans' tired routines.
The club's amenities mirror its luxurious appointments, with each full member receiving a permanent locker for stashing clothes and parking meters you tore out of the ground with your bare hands. The staff launders workout clothes overnight, freeing up members’ time for relaxing in the expansive saunas and steam rooms. WiFi facilitates impromptu business meetings and spa services offer relaxing treatments.
1515 8th St.
Sacramento, California 95814