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Outdoor Barre-Fitness Class for One or Two from Toma Barre (60% Off)

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Hype up your 90-minute barre workout by taking it to a local park with a live DJ

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 5th, 2014. Valid only at listed locations. Must redeem last session by 2014-10-05. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Last event is October 5th, 2014. Call ahead for availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Working up a sweat is a great way to forget about a tough week at work or the troubling results of an online quiz. Find out which kind of exerciser you are with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for two Groupons, each good for one Summer Fit Fun outdoor barre-fitness class for one person ($30 total value)
  • $24 for two Groupons, each good for one Summer Fit Fun outdoor barre-fitness class for two people ($60 total value)

Building Muscle: Cells on the Move

Read on to learn exactly how fitness classes leave you with more muscle or better tone.

Bulky upper-body muscles might have hindered early humans who had to chase their prey across the plains, but it could help those who often had to climb trees to adjust their satellite dishes. That’s why the body builds muscle according mostly to use: do enough curls, and the biceps expand. As anyone who has experienced post-workout soreness could intuit, those curls are actually a form of controlled damage, making thousands of miniscule tears to the muscle tissue that beckon autoimmune cells to show up alongside testosterone and other hormones. The white blood cells help switch on satellite cells, which are similar to stem cells. Before they're activated, satellite cells aren't doing much—instead, they lie dormant around muscle fibers until they're called into action to repair torn tissue.

This isn't the only kind of cellular transformation at work in growing muscles. Long muscle cells, which contain several nuclei, can also begin to change type after a workout. Certain kinds of muscle fibers are equipped to handle brief bursts of effort but will quickly become tired if asked to do more intense work. These are the first to disappear as someone starts an exercise routine, as they're converted into fibers with more endurance. This principle is so dramatic that a sports scientist can generally tell whether someone is a professional athlete or a professional mattress model by examining a minute sample of muscle tissue.

  1. A

    Lake Union Park

    Lake Union Park

    South Lake Union

    Seattle, Washington 98109

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  2. B

    Point Defiance Park

    Point Defiance Park

    5400 North Pearl Street

    Tacoma, Washington 98407

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  3. C

    Percival Landing Park

    Percival Landing Park

    405 Columbia Street Northwest

    Olympia, Washington 98501

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