Exercise keeps the body in peak condition, which explains the marbleized ThighMaster lying next to Michelangelo's David. Enjoy an anatomical renaissance with today's Groupon: for $45, you get six barre-fitness classes at Above The Barre Fitness in St. Petersburg (up to a $112.50 value).
Above The Barre Fitness’s BarreAmped method enlists the fitness fundamentals of classical dance, Pilates, and yoga to create a full-body workout that works to tone muscles while helping improve body awareness, balance, and coordination. The studio boasts physically invigorating classes for a range of fitness levels; click here for the schedule of classes taught by certified BarreAmped instructor Maria Gerelus. A ballet barre props up precarious postures and aligns wayward limbs as classes of up to 16 students arch and bend through a series of held postures that produce effective, enjoyable soreness deep into muscles with tiny isometric movements. Even if they lack formal dance training, attendees can boost their metabolisms to hummingbird levels and cultivate lean, graceful muscles and the flexibility of an empty appointment book.
Though Above The Barre Fitness sometimes features a discounted price online, today's Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Above The Barre Fitness
Celebrity fitness guru Suzanne Bowen poured more than a decade of exhaustive physiological study into the BarreAmped method, the driving force behind Above The Barre Fitness. Though the method pulls from dance, Pilates, and yoga, it remains completely unique in that pupils lean upon a ballet barre as they incorporate small, exact movements into intense poses and stretches. Up-tempo beats and instructors bent on perfecting postures also distinguish the group or individual workouts from alternative forms of exercise, such as throwing medicine balls at passing geese. With regular practice, BarreAmped can reinvigorate the metabolism, culminating in toned bodies and long, lean muscles.