Astronauts regularly practice yoga to stay limber, modulate their breathing, and control their crippling fear of being eaten by the moon. Emulate the habits of cosmic pioneers with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a 10-class punch card at Body in Balance Yoga and Pilates in Mineola (a $140 value).
Body in Balance's team of instructors brings a therapeutic approach to fitness during one-hour yoga, Pilates, and Zumba classes for students of all fitness levels. The studio's seven-day schedule includes Pilates Mat classes, where instructors walk pupils through a series of controlled floor exercises to target the abdomen, backs, hips, and shoulders to build Batsuit-like cores. Hatha Yoga teachers promote well-being both mentally and physically by combining postures designed to increase circulation and create supple muscles as calming meditation techniques help pacing minds to calm down and get a hold of themselves with a gentle slap on the frontal lobe. Students looking for a departure from the focused movements of yoga can shake away at energetic Zumba classes, where easy-to-follow steps set to Latin beats create a cardiovascular workout more fun than running laps around mariachi bands.
Body in Balance Yoga and Pilates
Each time they enter Body in Balance Yoga and Pilates, students could find a different class in session. They might walk in to see a mat Pilates session or a Barre class. Whatever the class, students will always find an attentive instructor, whose yogic roots may have been forged through childhood interest or time spent twisting pretzels at a bakery for hours on end. No matter how they arrived at their practice, class leaders are eager to share their passion as they guide students through flexibility- and strength-boosting classes such as Barre. Pilates leads students through core-building strength routines on mats or specialized machines. Students can use one of the studio's mats for free during their first week, but afterward should bring their own or purchase a mat from the onsite retail shop.