People who exercise their bodies, like people who exorcise their demonic possessors, are much less likely to injure their neck muscles or to spend all day confined to their beds. Show your spirit with today's Groupon to Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness in Coralville. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get five drop-in yoga, Pilates, or boot camp classes (a $55 value).
- For $25, you get a one-hour training session with a personal trainer (a $50 value).
Downward Dog's team of certified instructors guides yoga, Pilates, and boot camp classes held every day of the week. Nestled within the burnt-orange embrace of the yoga studio, limb-twisters gather to practice soothing breath work and muscle-stretching postures. Vinyasa fuses together traditional sitting, standing, and inverted yoga postures, incorporating multiple breathing techniques while such diverse music types as Gregorian chants and reggae versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" play softly. The aptly named hot yoga is similar to Vinyasa, only with the thermostat cranked to a sweat-coaxing 90 degrees. Limited to 15 participants, the calisthenics-heavy boot camp sessions combine pushups, jumping jacks, and competitive Hokey Pokeying into one intense workout.
Certified personal trainers Jerry and Kelli Slocum conduct the one-hour personal training sessions. Specializing in weight loss, strength training, and burning stubborn ear-lobe fat, Downward Dog's trainers work with clients to set goals and design routines that will lead to success.
Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness
At Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness, ancient poses fuel challenging workouts and traditional calisthenics summon inner peace. That's because both types of exercise have a common goal: bolstering health by building community. During the studio's signature Vinyasa class, yogis of all levels stretch and bend together, learning from each other as they follow the cues of a friendly, experienced teacher. The mesmerizing vocals of Sting and U2 join the pre-modern chants of Krishna Das to inspire students during deep-breathing exercises, which focus the mind as they dissolve stress. The temperature rises to 90 degrees for hot yoga and hot Pilates, helping loosen tight muscles and drain toxins from the body. Hot yoga builds strength and flexibility with sitting, standing, and inverted poses, whereas hot Pilates targets similar goals with core-sculpting isometrics and a focus on bodily alignment. To unwind after class, students can book a massage-therapy appointment with Hannah Zahs, who infuses Swedish and shiatsu strokes with soothing essential oils.
120 2nd St.
Coralville, Iowa 52241