While human fitness originated by running long distances to avoid being eaten, it now dictates that we run in place in order to avoid eating. Survive with the fittest thanks to today's Groupon: for $99, you get 12 sessions of boot-camp training and a program membership at The Sports Club of Novi (a $239 value) in Novi.
An ACE–certified personal trainer and lifestyle weight-management consultant, Jimi Varner has taken his appearances on the MTV show I Used to Be Fat and experiences as trainer to contestant Mike Morelli on NBC’s The Biggest Loser to create the Extreme Metabolic Bootcamp. Twelve sessions propel human machines through musketeer training on sandbags, land mines, dueling ropes, medicine balls, and dumbbells, with classes accommodating the sweaty needs of beginner and advanced contenders alike. The Sports Club of Novi encases a 130,000-square-foot natural fitness habitat, where go-getters are free to graze, fly solo, or form predatory collectives.
Family Program Membership moguls get yearlong benefits such as access to the indoor pool during family swimming hours and can reserve tennis courts for their personal use (for an additional $18 fee). Members also get access to the club's children's fitness programs, though only at an additional fee. Once thoroughly exhausted, members can also unwind at the new café with coffee, newspapers, and virtual versions of both over free WiFi Internet.
The Sports Club was nominated for Best Gym of 2010 by CityVoter. Its streamlined white-and-gray interiors offer additional child-herding services and a learning center.
Family Program Membership does not grant access to the adult fitness area, locker rooms, sauna, or summer swimming club.
The Sports Club of Novi has 550 Facebook fans.
42500 Arena Dr.
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