Over the span of more than a decade teaching yoga, founder and instructor Carmen Aguilar crafted her own signature style called cYoga, which caters to practitioners of all experience levels. While still drawing from more traditional forms of yoga, Aguilar spices things up by constantly rotating the sequence of poses to match the capabilities or moods of her students and to ensure that no two classes are ever alike. To give participants a boost of confidence as they pursue their goal of getting in shape or successfully imitating a rotini noodle during charades, she and her team of instructors strive to help every student to accomplish at least one difficult pose per class.
The airy studio cultivates a modern and industrial vibe with its exposed piping and gauzy white sheers that soften the row of windows. The studio's schedule also features a tango-dancing class, which is taught by an internationally acclaimed dancer, and capoeira classes, which teach a Brazilian art form fusing dance, gymnastics, and self-defense.
Fox Fitness owners Jake and Kimberly founded their business in 2011 as a professional martial arts facility, as well as a destination for specialized personal training. Six days per week, they welcome students to the 2,400-square-foot space to participate in various classes, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sessions accommodating kids through adults. Fox Fitness also provides sport-specific conditioning programs, which vary by season and focus entirely on functional exercises—which does not mean they have students practice their ACT with a barbell instead of a pencil.
The experienced instructors at Premier Martial Arts of Wichita believe lives can be changed and empowered through martial arts. Offering training for children and adults in everything from krav maga to kickboxing and Tiny Champs classes—specially designed for kids 3–4 years old—this martial-arts studio teaches all its members discipline, respect, and confidence while helping participants to burn fat and build muscle.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Attending to physical, emotional, and spiritual growth, InnerWorks Holistic Health Center works to help harmonize and balance the body using diverse acupuncture techniques, including an emotion-based form known as classical five-element acupuncture. Based on the 5,000-year-old tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture treatments aim to unblock the pathways of qi, or life energy, that course through the meridians in the body and the vacant drug-store parking lots of the soul. Before the first treatment, Dr. Kelsey Klausmeyer conducts one-on-one consultations covering patient health and lifestyle, using the data to diagnose issues from the perspective of oriental medicine. Then, licensed specialists perform acupuncture treatments to address an array of health issues, including pain, stress, chronic fatigue, and digestive problems, seeking to treat both the symptoms and their underlying causes. During each session, fine sterile needles are applied to the body's surface to help unblock stymied qi flow, and patients may sense heaviness or tingling during treatment. Staff members check on patients throughout the one-hour session, furnishing hot packs and playing soothing music that whips around the microscopic wind tunnels created by each safe and sterile pinhead.
The seasoned hoofers at Care to Dance?, a professional terpsichorean studio, dedicate themselves to instructing students in the arts of ballroom and latin dance. Fleet-footed tutors treat you and a friend or winsome floor lamp to one hour of intensive, one-on-one body-movement coaching. Instructors use their friendly flair to help individuals or couples exceed their dance goals in their chosen dance style. To celebrate the social benefits of dance and the medicinal benefits of group tango, this Groupon also entitles buyers to one month of group classes, in which pupils share spicy samba, tangy salsa, or creamy merengue with fellow body owners.