Releasing sweat is an effective way to lower body temperature, as is taking a cold shower or swallowing an igloo. Keep your physique regular with today's Groupon for a one-month pass to the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Click here for a list of the 11 participating branches. Choose between the following options:
- For $26, you get a one-month individual pass (up to a $66 value).
- For $39, you get a one-month family pass (up to a $99 value).
Since its founding in 1854, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has kept community members in peak physical condition with an array of fitness, sporting, and outreach programs. During an unlimited one-month training montage, bodies heave weights, raise heart rates on cardio machines, and bulk up atrophied gills with aquatic activities. Donate sweat socially during group classes that do not require registration such as Zumba, yoga, and cardio kickboxing. Child-care programs ($2.50/hour at some locations) are available at some locations and keep kids entertained in a safe, relatively ogre-free setting until their parents are finished working out.
YMCA Adventure Warrior Race
The YMCA Adventure Warrior Race gives kids and adults a chance to prove themselves against ropes courses, mud, water obstacles, and other unexpected mental and physical challenges—all while supporting a good cause. Amid the breathtaking views and tranquil waters of Lake Tris, runners maneuver around trees and carry heavy objects up the sometimes snow-covered Laurel Highlands mountains, climbing up to 1,000 feet as they go. Warriors aged 16 and older make a 4-mile circuit, whereas younger participants run age-appropriate distances of a half mile or a full mile. Trophies and the respect of all the woodland creatures are awarded to the top male and female runners, top male and female teams, and top co-ed team. According to the Daily American, funds raised from the race provide camp scholarships that allow kids to attend residential and day programs at the 263-acre YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles.