Without a variable workout, exercise quickly becomes nothing more than a Sisyphean routine of lifting boulders, running up hills, and running away from sudden boulder avalanches. Mix it up with today's Groupon to Meraki Barre in Costa Mesa. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get 10 fitness and dance classes (a $180 value).
- For $35, you get 20 fitness and dance classes (a $340 value).
In Meraki Barre's spacious studio, illuminated by pink, green, and white lights, four different styles of dance and fitness classes spur energetic moves and shouted support. Barre classes collect inspiration from Pilates, classical ballet, and yoga to efficiently exercise the entire body like Hercules's to-do list. Patrons center themselves in a yoga class that moves through time-tested postures and sun salutations, or sculpt derrieres in an encouraging Zumba class stuffed with upbeat exercises drawn from Latin dance moves. TRX develops strength, balance, and agility with a 55-minute full-body workout designed to bring fitness to everyday life. Meraki Barre's schedule of classes caters to students along the entire spectrum of fitness and experience levels, tossing novices and pros together to learn from each other in a diverse environment.
The trainers behind Meraki Barre don't just want to help their clients get in shape. They want to make the world an all-around healthier place by leading dynamic fitness classes in a 900-square-foot studio space built with eco-conscious, exercise-encouraging decor from the ground up. Padded and sustainable bamboo floors cushion exercisers during workouts, and energy-efficient LED lights keep the studios bright. Along the walls, 80 feet of ballet barres provide stability, and a 14-foot, multimount TRX installation allows for group classes using the suspension-training equipment.
Seven days a week, the staffers lead total-body training sessions that enhance classic fitness methods such as yoga and barre training with the incorporation of free weights and other strength-developing circuits. Their specialty Pound classes draw on musical inspirations that transform the motions of playing the drums into a series of core, leg, and upper-body conditioning moves. Students wield weighted drumsticks called Ripstix to echo the rhythms of the Poundtrack, a playlist of everything from rock to dubstep broadcast over the professional-grade audio system. As the music plays, the color-controllable LED lights cast club-like hues around the studio to help students get lost in the music or pretend to be a rainbow.