Adopting exercises from other cultures can help shake up a workout, which explains the growing popularity of that sport where Scottish guys throw logs. Speak the universal language—sweating—with today's Groupon: for $25, you get five yoga classes at Bikram Yoga University Village in Palm Desert (a $75 value).
Bikram Yoga University Village's lithe instructors edify originator Bikram Choudhury's 26 poses and two breathing exercises performed inside a balmy, spa-like studio. During 90-minute routines, thermometers in the CO2-controlled room hit 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 40% humidity and a 0% chance of rain to aid in stretching and in the body's detox potential. A seven-day schedule of classes meets the hectic schedules of any student with ample arrangements for students' varying yoga levels.
The studio's slip-resistant carpet keeps poses firmly intact, and UV lighting helps repel bacteria and class-disrupting vampires. During classes, floor-length mirrors help each student dial in perfect poses, and the facility's well-maintained locker rooms wash away one's hard-earned sweat afterward.
Bikram Yoga University Village
At Bikram Yoga University Village, students enjoy classes taught by certified teachers in a spa-like environment, including access to amenities like showers, changing rooms, and free parking.