Workouts can take shape in any tempo, be it flowing transitions of yoga, staccato steps of Zumba, or motionless standoff against a paused workout tape. Sweat at your own speed with today's Groupon to Aspire Dance Studio in Pewaukee. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get 5 drop-in Zumba or yoga classes (an $80 value).
- For $38, you get 10 drop-in Zumba or yoga classes (a $160 value).
Led by decorated American Rhythm Style ballroom expert Mandy Carlisle, Aspire Dance Studio's nimble-footed instructors explore the metronome with a schedule of down-tempo yoga classes and upbeat Zumba footwork. Yoga classes string together 60 minutes of flowing asanas known to improve strength and flexibility much like bench-pressing while unexpectedly rescheduling dinner plans. 50-minute Zumba classes crank up the cadence during high-energy dance set to footwork-inducing Latin beats. Fitness-seekers can also redeem two drop-in classes for one 75-minute Zumba combo class infused with a muscle-toning element.
Baby-blue walls flank a synthetic composite Marley floor, which sprawls beneath dancers with a controlled slip. The floating floors also feature a high-density foam sub-layer designed to keep dancers safer than tap shoes with built-in airbags.
Aspire Dance Studio
Walking a mile in someone else's shoes can be very educational, especially if the shoes belong to Mandy Carlisle, a professional dancer. As a competitive American Rhythm Style ballroom dancer, Mandy has toured the country and racked up awards—she's been ranked among the top 13 dancers in the United States, placed second in the United States Professional Rising Star Rhythm Championship, and conducted an undefeated run as the Fred Astaire National Rising Star Rhythm Champion. In her spare time, she has earned teaching certifications in more than 13 styles of dance (among them, classic ballet, hip-hop, and jazz) and opened her own studio, Aspire Dance.
Mandy and her staff of 12 instructors hone the skills of young dancers, providing a reception area for parents to wait and witness progress. For adults, the teachers conduct fitness-focused classes. Latin-inspired Zumba classes boost cardiovascular endurance, whereas yoga sessions cultivate flexibility and balance so that you can finally touch your toes while standing on stilts.