While secret societies have terrific members-only benefits, their gorilla-centric initiation rites are often illegal. Make a solemn fitness vow that's legal with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-month silver-level membership plus a free racquet-sports lesson and free rock-climbing lesson, including equipment rental (a $91 total value), at The Court Club, located on Sand Creek Road. The Court Club uses free weights, competitive sports, and fitness classes to help beef up Albany’s soul cages and increase circulation among New York’s physically astute masses. You can take advantage of a free 30-minute lesson in either racquetball or squash that includes rental of all equipment except for Led Zeppelin IV, which needs to be played backward on a candle-encircled stereo to officially initiate a proper squash match. You’ll also receive a free rock-climbing lesson and access to any fitness class during your month-long silver membership, plus you'll be eligible for a 10% equipment-rental discount every month after your initial month for up to a year.
The Court Club
When it opened in 1978, The Court Club held only racquetball, squash, and handball courts. But as the fitness scene evolved, so did its facilities. Today, the club promises more than just on-court competition. It also offers group fitness classes, cardio and weight-training equipment, personal training, and rock climbing.