What You'll Get
A strong man wrestles you to the ground to show off; a stronger man boosts your self-esteem and then accidentally breaks three of your ribs with a supportive hug. Learn the tenets of both strength and community with today's Groupon: for $48, you get an eight-week Revolution program at The Edge Fitness Clubs (a $99 value), with locations in Greenwich, Norwalk, Fairfield, Stratford, Shelton, and Milford.
The Edge's Revolution program is an eight-week body-change contest that fuses nutritional guidance, personal training, and weekly group exercise sessions. Trainers document your metamorphosis with before-and-after measurements and photos, and by meticulously chiseling fitness goals into stone. Start sculpting with one personal-training and Pilates session, then sweat in weekly group workouts that prevent plateaus by pushing boundaries like a gerrymandering student council president. An included nutrition guide with DVD joins body sculptors on fitness sojourns with eating tips to supplement gym work. Revolutionaries also get access to a community that spans from the gym to an online group, providing a resource for advice, support, and camaraderie.
After eight fat-burning weeks, participants celebrate their hard work with a finisher's reception, where all can marvel at newly fit physiques, and the Revolution victor is crowned. Contest winners receive the satisfaction of victory and full-body renovation. Judging is based on visible changes, measurements, and a short final essay about the program.
The Edge's amenities include spawn supervision at Kidz Kare ($5 for first child, $4 for each additional), where colorful furniture, activity tables, and toys keep little creatures occupied so their parents can transform into unrecognizable fitness gurus.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Must activate by 3/27/11, membership expires 8 weeks from activation date. Registration required. Must be 16+. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Non-transferable. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.