Although inflatable muscle suits are easy to apply and double as flotation devices, natural brawn actually lifts heavy objects and doesn't deflate when given a routine allergy shot. Blow up your fitness routine with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class pass at Rock It Workouts in Pasadena (a $95 value).
The festive souls behind Rock It Workouts amp up average fitness routines by recruiting DJs to spin fresh tunes during each high-energy class, creating an atmosphere that’s less gym and more party. In a loft-like studio dripping with gothic chandeliers and peppered with flat-screen TVs, students pursue Rock It's pumped-up curriculum of cardio, kids', and stretching sessions. Rock It Out blends dancercise and Pilates basics for 50 minutes as DJs scratch '80s records with the fervor of a cat trying to remove glued-on acrylic nails.
Tendon toning and lengthening take place in Rock It: Barre, which pairs patrons with a traditional ballet barre as they perform moves inspired by yoga, dance, Pilates, and weight training. Turntablists add funk to other group exercise staples including kickboxing, Pilates, Zumba, and yoga. Instructors suggest attending three classes per week or investing in a custom bear costume to see visible body changes. Check the studio's schedule for its weekly spread of morning and evening sessions.
Rock It Workouts
The staff at Rock It Workouts strive to fight the perception that getting fit has to mean getting stuck in a gym routine and committing to doing the same thing over and over again. So they invited live DJs to spin high-energy music for their classes, then filled the schedule with innovative workouts. The airy white studio pops with graphic black stripes and red mats, keeping eyes invigorated during workouts, as well.
After workouts, exercisers can stop by the juice bar to rejuvenate, update their style at the VIP Beauty salon, or peruse the fashion boutique to find a look that ensures they have the sharpest-dressed scarecrow for the fall season. The studio's Rock It Forward program—cofounded by Laurieann Gibson, a choreographer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof—aims to combat childhood obesity with dance programs that bring celebrities in to help get kids excited about healthy living.