Perspiration gets mischievous when cooped up inside the body, acting out by drenching armpits on first dates and disguising itself as tears during job interviews. Release disgruntled body water with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a pass for 20 fitness classes to Transformations Fitness for Women (a $200 value). Choose from locations in Catonsville, Odenton, and Pasadena.
The motivational instructors at Transformations Fitness for Women lead an all-female cast of students through various cardio, strengthening, and yoga classes. Muscles forget they're exerting themselves in a one-hour Group Groove class, which fuses club, urban, and Latin dance styles with fat-blasting tunes and invigorating aerobic artistry. The one-hour Group Power class strengthens major muscle groups with squats, lunges, presses, and curls, eliminating the need to inflate biceps with bicycle pumps. Supportive instructors lead students through a series of yoga and Pilates techniques in the one-hour Group Centergy class, which includes uplifting music to coax muscles into deeper stretches and direct thought patterns away from failed launches of hot air balloons. Class schedules vary by location.
Transformations also provides free child supervision in a safe, clean room, stocked with entertaining activities, games, and life-size mom posters during all classes except for 5:30 a.m. classes, and the facility uses two-way radios to report any concerns. Locker rooms with showers, lockers, blow dryers, and lotions smooth away rough postworkout edges.
Though Transformations Fitness occasionally offers online specials, today's Groupon still offers the best deal available for 20 fitness classes.
Transformations Fitness for Women
Kicking, punching and jabbing are typically discouraged, but not at Transformations Fitness for Women. The women’s-only gym’s kickboxing-style workouts give athletes the moves they need to tone physiques and brush up on their fighting maneuvers, no matter their level of experience. The gym’s two locations boast eclectic class schedules, with classes ranging from Zumba dance fitness workouts, which burn calories with sultry Latin moves, to sessions that enhance strength and flexibility through a fusion of yoga and Pilates. While guests work out, they can drop kids off at the gym’s complimentary daycare.