Before group exercise classes, fitness buffs performed squats without a spotter and Tae Bo practitioners followed the kicks of irritated racehorses. Sweat around others with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a 10-class wellness pass at Dancers Studio in St. Paul (up to a $90 value).
Bodies of all abilities come to Dancers Studio's wellness program to feel the burn, the beat, and the bliss of Pilates, Zumba, and yoga group classes. Lead by professional instructors, each 50-minute session burns calories and upgrades the anatomy in its own way. Through mat or equipment routines, Pilates pupils tighten tummies, bolster backs, and create a core as strong as a statue of Mark McGwire made out of titanium. Zumba disguises an aerobic interval workout as a dance party set to Latin music and other rhythmic refrains with easy-to-follow, agility-improving steps. Barefooted yogis bring mind and body into heavenly harmony through a series of stretches and postures designed to tone muscles, lubricate joints, and massage organs into more relaxed organs. Check the calendar for class times.
For 30 years, Dancers Studio has been sharing the joy of dance. With four 8,500 square feet ballrooms, Instructors help students build self-confidence, make new friends, and accomplish goals. Their professional staff includes highly-trained international competitors, wedding dance and special event choreographers, and expert teachers with decades of experience. Students can learn Ballroom or Latin, Swing or Salsa, Country 2-step or Argentine Tango, with a customized dance program to make their social-dancing, performance, or personal goals a reality.