Unlike prehistoric times, getting in shape no longer means squeezing into rectangular caves, somersaulting down hillsides rolled up in balls, or spearing woolly mammoths with triangle-shaped human cannonballs. Achieve shapely fitness levels in modern style with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 10-class punch card for Zumba, Pilates, or ballroom-dancing classes at ArtInspired in Yorktown (a $35 value).
The sprightly, licensed staff at ArtInspired activates dormant physiques with a plethora of enthusiastically instructed classes. Begin calculating class permutations by browsing the schedule, stocked to the brim with a variety of class times and exercise styles to ensure squeezability into your calendar. Students shake off muscular doldrums during a rumba-ing round of Zumba, a dynamic fusion of Latin rhythms and resistance training set to the jaunty beats of Spanish and Middle Eastern grooves. Zumba's easy-to-learn steps keep feet shuffling, and ArtInspired's instructors help routines stay invigorating with varied moves and maracas made of beehives.
Combining mat work with spring resistance, ArtInspired's Pilates classes elongate limbs and strengthen core muscles, while ballroom-dancing classes encompass the breadth of partner-dancing styles, including merengue, waltz, and jitterbug. ArtInspired recommends arriving 10–15 minutes early in comfortable garb with cross-trainers or dance shoes, a bottle of water, and a permission slip signed by your congressional representative.
ArtInspired pools together various forms of art to spark creativity and help members make positive lifestyle changes. In one part of the facility, visitors wade through the depths of their imagination during educational programs, including in graphics, photography, marketing and design. To burn off stored-up energy, those same visitors may want to slide into their workout gear and take part in ArtInspired's collection of dance-based fitness classes. The classes–which steer away from typical group fitness routines–include Zumba, Bollywood dance, and hip-hop, among others.