Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited bikram yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Squirrel Hill (a $150 value).
Bikram Yoga Squirrel Hill's experienced instructors shepherd body benders through 26 postures in a sweat-inducing studio, heated up to approximately 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The 90-minute classes⎯accessible to all skill levels⎯focus on poses and breathing exercises to help you finally become flexible enough to eat your food with your feet and touch your earlobes together. Students stretch appendages and twist torsos while the heated studio pulls sweat out of pores, detoxifying the body and aiding in the improvement of epidermal health.
The stretchy studio proffers a state-of-the-art, zen-like space, furnished with antimicrobial flooring, exposed brick, wood floors, and a mirror-lined classroom. Patrons can also employ the flexifying facility's changing rooms and showers or meet neighbors in the community lounge to discuss difficult poses or ways to hydrate for class that do not include carnival dunk tanks.
I Am Yoga Pittsburgh Squirrel Hill
Rebecca Rankin came out of college prepared to be an architect. Today, she owns I Am Yoga Pittsburgh Squirrel Hill. Her goals haven't changed much, though—Rebecca specializes in the architecture of the human body, teaching students of all abilities and skill levels how to bend and breathe during each 90-minute class and not limiting the sessions to just yoga experts.
The hot yoga classes are held in a studio heated to around 105 degrees. But newcomers to the practice needn't worry—as the space's website says, "The heat is not there to make it tough, it is there to help." As participants move through the 26 asanas, or postures, of hot yoga, the heat loosens up their muscles and encourages a detoxifying sweat, allowing for deeper stretches and a smoother post-workout slip-and-slide ride. The classes aren't limited to hot-yoga, however: vinyasa flow, ashtanga, and yin classes are among the many sessions on offer. Rebecca and their fellow instructors limit their class sizes to better personalize their guidance.
Squirrel Hill South
1701 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217