Like apples, humans with a firm exterior and a rock-solid core can make unsuspecting orchard thieves pay for their crimes in damaged teeth. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three Core Fusion fitness classes at Exhale Spa with locations in Santa Monica and Venice (a $72 value).
Transformational one-hour Core Fusion sessions bend and stretch bodies to achieve pitch-perfect tone with a fusion of yoga, interval cardio, Pilates, and Lotte Berk Method fundamentals. Upbeat musical rhythms set the pace for cardio workouts that condense 50 years of collective expertise into an array of athletic styles. Basic- to advanced-level sessions develop lean muscles from the inside out, running students through a gauntlet of orthopedic stretches and intense poses intended to craft supple limbs for future careers in air-duct archaeology. Intensive cardio classes ravage calories on sweat-soaked battlefields, and yoga classes improve overall well-being with asanas that raise the body’s heat and tighten up chakras. Sport classes combine lateral and twisting movements with balanced flexibility exercises, resistance bands, and resistance symphony orchestras. Check out the class schedule online.
Though not included in this Groupon, a series of Core Fusion DVDs available in Exhale’s online store allow students to continue their workouts at home. Copious spa treatments delight minds and bodies weary from toning exercises in a tranquil atmosphere conducive to holistic healing and thoughtful tea drinking.
Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.