Professional bobsled teams shave seconds off their time by breathing in unison and flexing during turns. Master the techniques necessary to defeat hardened gangs of bobsled criminals with today's deal. For $30, new students get five classes of yoga, spinning, or Spynga at Buddhaful Spin in Coventry (a $65 value). Once you take the first class, the remaining four must be taken within three weeks.
While critics laud Canadian-imported comedians, crooners, and hockey stars, Canada is also known for the liberal scientific-workout ethics that gave birth to a genetically engineered exercise more useful than square watermelons and seedless squares. Spynga is a hybrid exercise species of Canadian origin that combines the slow, focused poses and stretching of yoga with the heart-thumping intensity of cardio spinning. The two exercises are not performed simultaneously, as severe and violent tangling would be unavoidable; instead, they are performed one after the other. The skilled and motivational instructors at Buddhaful coach students through a stationary-bike session, revving hearts up to a maximum beating point. This calorie-burning workout is immediately followed by a yoga mat session on the studio's expansive hardwood floor. Muscles, joints, and tendons pushed to their limit by the bike session are stretched and relaxed, easing post-workout pain and tension while aiding in the development of core strength. The studio also offers classes that concentrate solely on yoga or spinning if students prefer to master the techniques separately before attempting a double major. Classes are offered daily; check the schedule and call to reserve a space.
Owners Carina and Jill are both experienced trainers certified to teach Spynga. They opened Buddhaful Spin to provide the Cleveland area with the yoga-spinning fusion that so inspired their tandem life path. The studio itself is spacious, flanked by wide windows through which natural light streams into the workout space. There are purposely no mirrors in the chandelier-crowned room. Yoga aims to free the spirit from its corporeal confines, while mirrors subvert that effort, and the spectral vampires that exist in every mirror's silver backing distract from fitness focus. With spring boiling up outdoors like a reddening lobster in a cooking pot, now is an ideal time to embark on a Spynga fitness routine that both calms the mind and shapes the body.
Mats are necessary for all classes involving yoga. Bring your own or rent one at the studio for $1. Check Buddhaful's policies for attire information.
- Vinci and Parr — who both have extensive fitness and training backgrounds —had been toying with the idea of opening up a spinning studio when they stumbled across Spynga on the Internet…But their goal is to make the studio not just a place where people come to work out, but a place where they can relax, drink tea and feel at home...Another main philosophy behind the studio is that everyone will be able to work at their own pace and work to their own fitness level… – Lindsay Betz, Sun News
- Some people like to get a good sweat in, others like to tone and stretch. A class offered right here in Northeast Ohio pairs an unlikely workout duo for major calorie burning. – NBC 3
- "It's a fresh new technique on spinning and yoga,” said Buddhaful Spin co-owner Carina Adams. “We want to combine the physical benefits of a cardio-intensive workout with the emotional bliss one can experience from yoga." – Sarah Wean, Heights Observer