Exercise is a pleasurable activity for both would-be athletes and recovering pyromaniacs desperate enough to settle for burning calories. Fuel fitness regimens with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a five-class punch card at Wendy J Group Fitness (a $25 value). Classes are held at the Buddy LaFortune Community Center.
Wendy J Group Fitness proprietor Wendy Johnson takes sweating students under her well-toned wing during three types of 45-minute fitness classes. Fists punch, knees jab, and invisible gym ghosts duck during the bombastic Turbo Kick, a kickboxing-inspired medley of moves that aims to accelerate endurance and rev up strength. Alternatively, PiYo classes mix Pilates and yoga into a potent cocktail of movements, working to strengthen muscles and incinerate calories, and limbs in Hip-Hop Hustle sessions get down to tone up as they shimmy into simple dance moves against a thumping backdrop of tunes. The five-class punch card can be used to mix and match the exhilarating endeavors or folded to form a tiny origami dumbbell.