Raquel Gleason discovered her calling while dealing with her mother’s battle with breast cancer. She enlightened her mother and others about the physical and mental benefits of exercise, benefits Raquel experienced herself after Pilates helped correct her spine and foot issues. Today, certified in such skills as personal training, Pilates, CPR, and first aid, Raquel runs Rebel Pilates, where she leads private and group sessions in Reformer Pilates, step-board dance, and barefoot Bhangra (Bollywood) Indian dance. By exposing clients to Pilates and dance, Raquel strives to impart total-body balance, which could previously only be achieved by a steady diet of gyroscopes.
Subversion Fitness helps those with fitness goals build stronger, firmer bodies through a roster of nine varied, boutique-style fitness classes. Spandex-clad soldiers join blistering boot-camp classes, scheduled as 40-minute midday sessions or early-bird meetings for out-of-shape ospreys. Instructors impart kinesthetic wisdom and lead clients in developing long, lean muscles through ballet-influenced barre body sessions, or empower students to push and pull their own body weight through TRX suspension training. Class participants also sweat during the confidence-bestowing moves of a cardio-kickboxing session or the fun, Latin-inspired Zumba dance class. Subversion's fitness fiends embrace a host of green techniques and practices, instituting a paperless paradigm, recycling water bottles, and adopting a filtration system for the coolers full of water that they dump on instructors after each successful class.
Full Service Pilates Studio offering Private/ Duet Sessions using Cadillac/Trapeze, Ladder Barrel, Split Pedal Chair, Reformer and Spine Corrector Barrel. Small Group Reformer classes with 4 - 5 students offering a education in pilates not just a workout.
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.
The dedicated instructors at Yoga Child impart insight into a smorgasbord of yogi styles that improve flexibility and focus. Bolster your core during the monthly restorative yoga session, a class emphasizing basics such as breath, mobility, and knowledge of Yanni's B-sides. On Tuesday nights, yogis with at least one year of experience can bend through the Vinyasa class, which closely links breath with fluid kinesthesia. The peaceful studio, which is drenched in natural light, invites yogis to amble in on classes any day of the week.
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.