Martial-arts and yoga instructors both preach the virtues of a flexible body and the importance of achieving it naturally instead of with rubber injections. Keep it natural with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for 5 drop-in yoga or women’s cardio kickboxing classes (a $100 value)
- $45 for 10 drop-in yoga or women’s cardio kickboxing classes (a $200 value)
- $65 for 20 drop-in yoga or women’s cardio kickboxing classes (a $400 value)<p>
East Coast United’s primarily martial-arts disciplines teach the art of combat but focus on fitness, supplementing pure fighter training with cardiovascular workouts or soothing yoga sessions. Within a quiet Hatha yoga studio separated from the rest of the training facility, limbs and spines flow through gentle sequences of Vinyasa Asana, focusing on controlled breath and increased flexibility. Aspiring kickboxers pummel the air with flying feet and fists, incorporating some of the elbow and knee strikes of muay thai as they incinerate calories in a lightning-fast, cardio-challenging workout.<p>
East Coast United BJJ
Brazilian Jujitsu dominates mixed-martial-arts competitions and has captured the imaginations of hundreds of aspiring fighters, including Tito Hatz, the head instructor and current owner of East Coast United. To hone his skills, Tito travelled to Brazil to train under members of the Gracie family, the clan credited with originating modern Brazilian Jujitsu. As an instructor, he believes in sculpting bodies of all ages and genders into the physiques of elite athletes. Students at his gym grapple through the traditional exercises of Brazilian Jujitsu or pummel unseen opponents with the lightning foot, fist, elbow, and knee strikes of muay thai kickboxing. Those interested in professional fighting undertake training in a blend of the two arts in mixed-martial-arts classes. Certified yoga instructor Maywatte Hartz teaches relaxation and mental focus in her Vinyasa yoga classes, which focus on mastering deep breathing and flowing movements.