Like a good horror movie, a good exercise regimen shocks the body out of its lethargy, which is why so many personal trainers chase their clients on treadmills while brandishing anacondas. Get in less terrified shape with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get two 60-minute individual workout sessions at Xcelerated Performance (a $96 value).
Fitness trainers Hayward and Krista, who are certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, help sculpt soft bodies into chiseled granite through functional-core-training methods that focus on movements and minimizing injury, rather than specific muscle isolations. Eschewing traditional training techniques, Hayward and Krista guide fit-seekers in a variety of muscle-toning exercises, using props such as heavy balls, weighted sleds, and fake mustaches to add resistance to unique maneuvers. After a consultation that defines personal fitness goals and devises a workout strategy, guests can twist and turn with the Tornado Ball inside the studio, perform lateral pulls outside using a sled weighed down by vindictive reindeer, or participate in tailor-made exercises that propel bodies to physical peaks.