"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $29, you get five TRX-suspension training classes at Madison Athletic Club (a $65 value) in Madison Heights.
Laying claim to the largest TRX-suspension training program in the Midwest, Madison Athletic Club helps whittle waists and fortify frames with expert guidance from 14 TRX-certified instructors. Developed by Navy Seals, TRX is a training method that utilizes a simple suspension system, allowing the trainee to push and pull against the resistance of his or her own body weight and ultimately disprove the myth of gravity. Suspended bodies can perform hundreds of exercises that build strength, flexibility, and balance at varying levels of intensity, allowing aspiring athletes to stay in control of their workouts and adapt sessions to their changing fitness needs. Each exercise works the entire body instead of just one muscle at a time, resulting in a thorough, comprehensive workout that helps devotees lose weight, strengthen and tone the muscles, train for team sports, and strike fear into the hearts of sealed mayonnaise jars. Check out the class schedule to see when TRX classes are offered and to view an informative video about the advanced system.
Madison Athletic Club
Madison Athletic Club ensures hot bodies. The facility cranks up internal thermostats with group exercise classes such as Zumba, total-body conditioning, and TRX suspension training held seven days a week, and through personal-training sessions. For those exercising solo, Hammer Strength fitness equipment ensures biomechanically correct movements, a 1,600-square-foot Cybex free-weight area pumps up muscles, and computerized cardiovascular fitness machines tempt exercisers with personal viewing screens and iPod connections. After the workout, gender-specific 104-degree jacuzzis, steam rooms, and saunas located within luxury locker rooms supply one last blast of toxin-evicting heat before the cooldown. Massage therapists help on this front, with modalities ranging from Swedish to trigger point to deep tissue. Before exiting back into the world, clients can stop off in tanning beds, which leave skin as bronzed and alluring as a memorial statue in a silk leisure suit.
The staff keeps all amenities clean, and its workout environment adult-friendly. Children younger than 12 can tag along and hang out in the dedicated kids' facility for $2 per day.
2 Ajax Dr.
Madison Heights, Michigan 48071Get Directions