After crocogators, poor fitness is the number one cause of the night-scaries. With today's Groupon, turn the nightmare where you haven't exercised all semester and are naked on exam day into a toney vision of fit obliques and strapping deltoids. For $36, you get a three-class pass to GYROTONIC™ beginner group classes at Elements Fitness and Wellness Center in Upper Georgetown, a $105 value.
NBA legend and Kazaam veteran Shaquille O'Neal likens the machine-aided blend of swimming, yoga, gymnastics, and tai chi to a gyro sandwich (pronounced with an unsilent g) and a tonic elixir. Gyrotonic™ exercise incorporates thoughtfully designed machines to enable a full range of motions that would be otherwise impossible without an underwater trampoline. The resulting circular movements are completely three-dimensional, allowing you to strengthen and stretch your entire body without repetitive muscle isolations and potentially harmful compression.
Because Elements is also a Gyrotonic™ teaching facility, your friendly instructors know all the subtleties of the yogic breathing that will aid your airy swim strokes and swirls. Each class is limited to a small number of students, so you'll get all the individual attention you need to perform each exercise correctly, as well as a cool exercise nickname. More than a chance to imagine stealing fizzy lifting drinks and swimming through the air, Gyrotonic™ exercise can strengthen golfers' swings, protect dancers' joints, and improve athletes' flexibility for when they finally decide to start fighting crime by night. The beginner's classes are available at noon on Sundays, Mondays, and Saturdays and in the evening at 7 p.m. on Mondays and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Check out Elements' class schedule and get as close to bionic as is currently prudent with today's Groupon.
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Elements sent us these testimonials from satisfied customers:
- GYROTONIC exercise has changed my life since I was first introduced to it years ago in physical therapy. It’s the best way for me to stay aligned and stretched while having a great work-out. It was also a lifesaver throughout my pregnancy. Not only did it provide relief for my aching back but it has also helped me bounce back into shape quicker than I would expect. – Emily Lenzner
- GYROTONIC exercise is a true tonic for me. I have past the mid-seventy mark and I am strong, fit and flexible. I have been working in this way for years and don’t plan to stop. My problems are not unusual for my age: an arthritic knee, stenosis in my low back, a stiff neck and a very busy schedule. The GYROTONIC system addresses all of these. – Betty Ustun
- For years I was looking for the most efficient way to combine weight training, stretching and targeted exercises for my "problem" areas. I used to combine Pilates and yoga which was very good. But I found that two-three sessions of Gyro brought me better results and felt less like "work." And I finally stopped injuring myself. – Anna Åslund
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