The dedicated instructors at Yoga Child impart insight into a smorgasbord of yogi styles that improve flexibility and focus. Bolster cores during Restorative Yoga, a class emphasizing basics such as breath, mobility, and knowledge of Yanni's B-sides. Yogis with at least one year of experience can bend through the Vinyasa class, which closely links breath with fluid kinesthesia. Yoga Child's children's classes let the little ones learn yoga basics in fun sessions such as Pajama Yoga, geared for kiddos aged 4–8. The peaceful studio, which is drenched in natural light, invites yogis to amble into classes any day of the week.
Roughly 85 percent of New Year's resolutions never make it past the hypothetical phase, according to an unfinished study that was abandoned in early February. So this year, take care of your resolution before the New Year with today's Groupon to City Fitness Philadelphia. You get one month of unlimited access to City Fitness's gym equipment (a $19.99 value), unlimited group classes (a $10 value), towel service (a $5 value), and unlimited tanning (a $10 value) at City Fitness's onsite tanning booth. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Knowledgeable, friendly locals enlighten visitors on their city's rich history, art, culture, and dining scene during Philadelphia Urban Adventures' informative walking excursions. Following a philosophy of responsible travel—which aims to support local businesses whenever possible—the guides steer sightseers through intriguing neighborhoods and districts such as Center City, the 9th Street Italian Market, and the campuses of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. Along the way, they make pit stops at local pubs, cafés, galleries, and food trucks, working to cultivate an authentic experience for all guests. They also dispense helpful tips, such as how to talk to locals and where to find good views of cheesesteaks in their natural habitat.
The 2000 World Census determined that there's the same number of styles of yoga as there are practitioners (3.7 billion). With today’s Groupon you can sample them all (Chi yoga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Acroyoga, etc): $49 gets you a month of unlimited classes at Dhyana Yoga. With four locations, Dhyana offers more than 100 classes per month covering the gamut of styles—from breathing-based Kundalini yoga to butt-kicking Ashtanga to about six different versions of Vinyasa flow. Because you can hop around to the different locations, you’re sure to find a class that fits your mood, exercise interests, or hairstyle.
Sunlight streams into Urbanfront Pilates through the large, second-story windows, reflects off mirrors that cover entire walls, and illuminates hardworking exercisers tightening core muscles. The purple and green studio is home to eight different group classes, led by expert instructors who believe that a strong core is the foundation for full-body health. They walk customers through how to tighten tummies with various pieces of equipment, such as the Tower class's spring-resistance apparatuses or the Xtend class's ballet barre. In mat classes, students use only body resistance and mental images of the Vitruvian Man's hot cousin to aid in chiseling physiques. Dedicated to fostering community within the studio, Urbanfront Pilates hosts teacher training by Power Pilates–trained professionals who help pupils transform their passion into a livelihood.