Ancient yogis were famed for their ability to live in solitude, to exist in peace with nature, and to turn into raccoons whenever they were near a garbage can. Transform yourself into a beacon of stretchy peace with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 10-class pass for yoga and/or Pilates classes (a $125 value) at Harbor Athletic Club in Middleton.
Three generations of health hunters populate Harbor Athletic Club, a 24-hour fitness oasis that has been a trusted Madison name for more than 25 years. Yogis of all levels can salute our planetary light bulb in a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise yoga class that focuses on flexibility, strength, and balance. More experienced practitioners can float along lazy rivers of warm, gooey Vinyasa, flowing from lengthening muscles to waiting minds and back again. Pilates provides another avenue for introducing body frames and mind frames; newbies have a beginning Pilates option, while music and extra movement energize the Pilates Beat class. Or, achieve a dancer's toned tutu with Pilates Barre: a strengthening class that employs small props, free weights, and a barre to challenge the body's balance feelers. With dozens of classes throughout the week, each earth suit is sure to find an appropriate suitor. View the full class schedule online.
Harbor Athletic Club
The club keeps visitors fit with group exercise classes, personal training, and aquatic activities in indoor and outdoor pools. Specific classes vary by location, though each hosts cycling, yoga, and Pilates. The 24-hour Harbor location caters to muscles with 160 classes per week, including youth classes in swimming, sports, and ballet.