Working out is No. 3 on the list of most popular daily activities in America, behind not working out and teaching dogs to swear. Spend your time wisely with today's Groupon: for $50, you get one month of unlimited fitness classes at The Shop (a $100 value).
The Shop’s dynamic group workouts emphasize mobility and body control, whipping lethargic muscles into shape without the crowded mechanical mishmash of big gyms. Small groups of 4–12 range in age and abilities but unite under a common flag of functional fitness, employing a slew of sandbags, free weights, and other forms of forceful resistance to usurp despotic fat cells. All classes are led by certified CrossFit trainers, whose battle-tested ethos shines through in a swiftly alternating, circuit-style workout format that shuns routine for a diverse range of movements including lifting, sprinting, jumping, dragging, throwing, and scuttling. These high-speed workouts are designed to accommodate military personnel, police officers, and firefighters who often work under stress and fatigue, emboldening participants to bulldoze mental blockades and drink from untapped sources of personal endurance.
Ambitious athletes can master their muscles in up to five classes each week, selecting from the multiple class days and times on The Shop’s schedule, with one-hour workouts typically beginning in the early morning and evening. A 2,400-square-foot complex capably houses most workouts, though trainers also arrange weekly programs of trail running, hill sprints, biking, and baby-elephant shot putting around the Topeka area.