People holding yoga poses typically seek self-discipline and control, whereas those holding yoga posters just want Sting's autograph. Find peace while standing still with today's Groupon to Chakra Pilates. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get 10 yoga classes (up to a $160 value).
- For $49, you get 5 Pilates Level 1 classes (up to a $125 value).
During small group classes, the stretching savants at Chakra Pilates help students increase strength, flexibility, and balance while guiding them toward a harmonious mind-body relationship. The studio’s calendar boasts both Pilates and yoga classes to tone muscles and hone concentration. One-hour yoga sessions designed for varying fitness levels strengthen inner cores while increasing flexibility, allowing mat-bound yogis to reach beyond their toes to skip rope with their own arms. Alternatively, Pilates instructors focus on posture and body alignment during a series of low-impact exercises, all of which condition the body, helping sculpt long, lean muscles. Both yoga and Pilates deliver meditative workouts that allow contemplative students to deeply concentrate on their breathing and the whereabouts of their garage opener.
Vida Pilates UTC/UC
Housed in San Diego, the international team of certified instructors at the helm of Vida Pilates aren't just trained in the center's namesake fitness style. Many have also developed skills in barre fitness, physical therapy, soccer, ballet, and modern dance. At the studio, they call upon all this expertise while helping others achieve long, lean muscles in three levels of Pilates-reformer classes. Though the classes––which increase in difficulty––focus on different muscle groups, each one aims to increase muscle tone and flexibility in the core region.
But the staff doesn't limit its clients to reformer work. The Booty Barre program blends techniques from Pilates, yoga, and dance into sensual, whole-body workouts set to upbeat music. With no prior dance experience required, visitors perform strength- and flexibility-training exercises as well as isometric workouts with balls, rings, and other props. Attendees also can take part in Zumba classes, an upbeat dance fitness program focused on body-sculpting movement with easy-to-follow dance.