Raleigh, N.C. — With "losing weight" being one of the top New Year's Eve resolutions, local gyms are offering deals to help you meet your goal.
O2 Fitness clubs are opening their doors for five free days of fitness. From Wednesday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 5 you can go to any of the 10 O2 Fitness clubs in the Triangle and work out for free. The promotion includes their group fitness classes and pool access (for locations that have a pool.) If you miss this, don't worry. They offer free membership trials for those interested in joining. You can sign up online for a free trial. I've gone to O2 for years and I like the classes a lot.
Lifetime Fitness, which has locations in Raleigh, Apex and Cary, also offers seven day gym trials. If you sign up to join before Wednesday they will waive enrollment and administrative fees. Their website has all the info.
Planet Fitness is offering membership for $10 a month, according to their website. This one year membership also includes a $10 start-up fee and an annual fee of $29 after June 1. Deal expires Jan. 10. They have more offers that expire Tuesday so check out their site for more info.
Orangetheory Fitness won't open its doors in Morrisville until January, but you can join now. Participants burn 500 to 900 calories in these one hour classes that utilize interval training and short bursts of exercise to maximize caloric burning. You do some cardio and some strength training. I've heard great things about these classes, and will likely try one out when they open so I can report back to you. The gym offers month to month plans and pre-paid packages that include a specific amount of sessions.
Box-2B-Fit off of Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh offers a mix of boxing, kickboxing, TRX, rowing and boot camp training. They even have an obstacle course. Memberships are month to month. If you want to try it out they offer one week and 30-day trials. The website says you can "Name Your Own Price" when signing up and if they accept the offer then that is what you pay. "You set the price and save money," the website boasts. I am interested in trying this boxing thing out so look for a (likely) humorous video of me in the future.
How are you getting in shape in 2014?