The Gumby-like founder and executive director of YOGAmazing, Chaz, is a certified instructor with years of impressive experience under his yoga mat. From developing the globally successful YOGAmazing Video Podcast on iTunes to being recognized by Yoga Journal, Chaz incorporates his effervescent attitude and passion for life into all classes. His airy, spacious studio is geared toward students of all skill sets. The class schedule includes nighttime vinyasa-flow yoga, early morning hatha, and a special Wednesday session exclusively for Groupon passes (though your pass allows you to take any yoga class you choose). You can view the complete schedule here.
At just 12 years old, studio owner Betsy Jones-Cooper stepped into her first yoga class accompanied by her mother, who, at the time, was a bit skeptical about the mind-body practice. As it turned out, yoga won over both mother and daughter. As an adult, she eventually discovered and fell in love with the Bikram style, a yogic variation that eventually inspired her to study directly under its founder Bikram Choudhury, complete a 500-hour certification program, and teach the 26-posture series at her very own studio. Over the next decade, her yoga interests expanded into other yoga traditions, including the more aerobic Vinyasa style, which links a continuous series of postures with mindful breaths, in addition to the active routines of Hot Fusion and Yoga Core. As she's expanded her classes, she's accumulated a team of passionate, fun-loving instructors and a database of more than 6,000 students.
The experienced instructors at Los Monitos take pride in helping students tap their inner linguists to expand day-to-day communication skills in one of 10 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, and English as a second language. Los Monitos offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses, helping future polyglots grasp linguistic basics, such as asking for directions, and more complex concepts, such as writing a cease-and-desist letter to a frightening doppelgänger. The small, approachable classes contain five to 10 students and meet for 90 minutes at a time, with a focus on conversational learning in each newly adopted tongue. Groupon holders can see when different classes meet by browsing the company's online calendar.
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Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
The expert photographers at Louisville Model Shots bring their love for the frozen image with a variety of services. They snap shots of models, actors, and families in their 2,000-square-foot studio during photo shoots or let guests take the photos themselves at events with photo booths. To help truly extend their passion to others, they offer photography classes to students of all experience levels and to red-light cameras whose evidence keeps getting discarded at trial.
Burn Personal Fitness Studio torches the obstacles present in many gyms, eschewing rooms full of daunting equipment and one-size-fits-all instruction. To help clients develop healthy habits for the long run, the studio specializes in personal and small-group training. This approach gives staffers plenty of time to dole out custom encouragement tailored to each exerciser’s specific fitness goals.
During personal-training sessions, certified fitness trainers draw up custom workouts for individual clients. In addition to monitoring the client's progress, the trainer puts on personalized master classes in how to most effectively carry out exercises, giving guests a skill set they can take with them long after the sessions end. In small-group classes, the trainers guide no more than six students through disciplines that range from calming yoga to energizing boot camps filled with cardio drills, weightlifting challenges, and body-weight exercises. Students take control of their workout, determining the pace of their training by selecting variations that accommodate their skill set, fitness level, and vestigial pterodactyl wings.