Like checking email or dispensing ketchup, exercise is a centuries-old activity that we now often rely on machines to help us complete. Return to the nonmechanical roots of fitness with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get six fitness-training sessions (a $120 value) at Warehouse Performance on Eastern Boulevard. Classes last one hour and meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Recently featured in the Montgomery Advertiser, Warehouse Performance saves scores of fitness-hungry folk from the tedium of ellipticals and the terror of human-size hamster wheels. During each of your six one-hour sessions, an experienced trainer will guide you and up to nine other worker-outers through a singularly intense routine laced with NFL Combine training and Special Forces training. Warehouse staffers analyze each body’s aerobic and anaerobic endurance and take note of everyone’s strength and flexibility levels to determine whether clients are capable of midair naps in peaceful overhead bins.
Warehouse Performance’s vast indoor space allows for thorough, creative small-group fitness. Accomplished trainers dispense precise instruction and sincere encouragement and, unlike the majority of lawyers, don’t charge their clients an initial consultation fee of Sour Patch Kids.
At Warehouse Performance, the CrossFit Level 1–certified coaches push exercisers through CrossFit's workout of the day. Designed to confuse muscles and keep exercisers engaged, the daily workouts typically consist of pushups, pull-ups, squats, and other functional movements. The team complements the workouts with serious athletic training—think agility drills, Olympic lifts, timed sprints, and anything else Michael Jordan used to prepare for Space Jam.