In today's workplace, sleeveless, bicep-broadcasting business suits are a common sight, and deal-closing golf games are eschewed in favor of sweat-slicked cage matches. Get in shape to vault over the corporate ladder with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a 30-day membership at World Gym (a $40 value) in Potrero Hill.
This no-nonsense workoutorium boasts 40,000 square feet of recently updated fitness terrain through which to pave an unchartered path to total-body fitness. As of this month, the gym has been in the same spot for 21 years, just like your boxed VHS set of Growing Pains. Over the many moons, it has drafted an army of more than 80 top-of-the-line cardio machines to ensure ease of fat-blasting for the exerciser on the go. World Gym also offers a variety of fun and uplifting group exercise classes throughout the week, for those who prefer a more synchronized sweat session. Spark a new chess rivalry with a co-rider in cycling class, or expand a rug-cutting repertoire during Zumba. The gym also features a juice bar, towel service, and late hours on weekdays.
If you look forward to going to the gym instead of dreading it, you'll be more apt to stay on track with your fitness routine. That's why the friendly staff at World Gym designed its hall of fitness to make you feel welcome and comfortable. When you hand them a sopping, stinky towel, they'll say "Thanks" and nail it up on their trophy wall, and when you emerge from the locker room, you'll be swarmed by a hired staff of children screaming for autographs.
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Yelpers give World Gym 3.5 stars:
Voted Best Gym in the Bay Area 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, World Gym San Francisco is home to plentiful cardio and weight machines, group fitness classes, and chiropractic care facilities. After receiving a towel in the sea foam-green lobby, guests set foot in one of the gym's spacious exercise rooms to stretch on mats while waiting for exercise balls to hatch into personal trainers. Inside cardio rooms equipped with flat screen TVs, guests can catch up on news while their hearts catch up on skipped beats.
Steam rooms and dry saunas relax bodies tuckered from group classes such as boxing, spin, and yoga. A cafe vends fresh smoothies approved by the gym's nutrition programs, and a tanning bed bronzes newly toned physiques.