Unlike a real rainforest, The Jungle Gym doesn't follow the laws of biology. At 4 months, all of its inhabitants are elephants. When they reach 2.5 years, they turn into toucans. And at the age of 8, they become ferocious predators: jaguars. But the odd metamorphosis isn't the result of evolution gone awry. It's all thanks to The Jungle Gym's instructors, who name each class in their gymnastics curriculum after a different animal. In noncompetitive sessions, they help toddlers and kids develop in areas such as flexibility, coordination, and balance—eventually teaching them advanced gymnastics routines.
These classes unfold across The Jungle Gym's padded facility, where kids bound over trampolines, beams, bars, and obstacle courses. The facility also encompasses things related to gymnastics, including a zipline and a 10-foot climbing wall.These activities come into play during open-gym sessions, birthday parties, or The Jungle Gym's bi-monthly party, Kids Night Out. This latter shindig encompasses three hours of games and activities, during which parents can go out to a restaurant or watch their favorite cartoons in private.
Bikram Yoga Burien conducts its classes in a 105-degree room with 40-percent humidity–a sultry climate that aims to increase the elasticity of muscles and facilitate detoxification through sweat. During 90-minute classes, the facility's expert instructors provide detailed, easy-to-follow direction fit for practitioners of all experience levels. Sessions begin with deep breathing exercises, followed by Bikram's 26 postures and poses.
Highline Athletic Club offers more than 50 group classes every week in a safe, clean, and cobra-free gym environment, and Groupon customers will get to take any 10 of the club’s hour-long classes on its Group-X aerobics schedule. During Group Ride, cyclists mount stationary bikes in the cycling studio and burn their calories to ashes while pretending to climb impossible inclines and treat Lance to a mouthful of their back wheel's gravel in the Tour de France. Group Centergy combines yoga, Pilates, and uplifting music to help participants reduce stress and organize their bodies’ unalphabetized energy, whereas Group Power uses simple yet challenging squats, lunges, presses, curls, and triple back flips for a complete workout that addresses all the major muscle groups. Finally, let your sweaty hair down with a dance-happy hour of shaking, shimmying, popping, locking, and Charlestoning in Group Groove.