Adopting exercises from other cultures can help shake up a workout, which explains the growing popularity of that sport where Scottish guys throw logs. Speak the universal language—sweating—with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 10 hot-yoga classes at Sumits Yoga Chandler or Sumits Yoga Gilbert (a $125 value).
Sumits Yoga fuses traditional hot yoga and Ashtanga-inspired power flow for dynamic, energizing workouts held in open, sunlit studios. The studios boast traditional and power-flow sessions in heated practice spaces, where students can work toward sculpting stronger, more toned bodies while transforming love handles and spare tires into drag racing American muscle cars. An array of instructors gather students on burnished-wood floors before leading them through athletic Ashtanga-style poses, transitioning from one to the next with dynamic, balance-challenging movements to hone concentration, patience, and self-control and encourage the formation of muscle tone. Both locations boast large studios equipped with wood floors, full-length mirrors, and surround sound to pipe in relaxing or energizing music to enhance sessions. Students enjoy complimentary showers, stepping in to cleanse the sweat and saltwater fish excreted at high temperatures.
Though Sumits Yoga sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Sumits Yoga Gilbert
After studying under Bikram Choudhury, the father of Bikram yoga, Sumit Banerjee decided to bring the heat to his own class style—an amalgam of Bikram- and Ashtanga-inspired postures. The Sumits Yoga signature class steers students through deep stretches performed in a toasty studio. Aided by the heat, these movements help students hone both balance and strength.
Though Sumit champions the physical benefits of the practice—muscle toning, detoxification, and the ability to someday fry an egg on one's forehead—the true object of his style is “the simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds." To honor this, he emphasizes introspection and spiritual awareness over perfect technique, allowing guests of any experience level to participate.
Not only did I like it, I loved it. First, it is great workout, second I feel like I had a massage after the class. Third, staff greatMelissa B., Yelp, 7/30/11