Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while still breathing, a skill most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Trick a tourist with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get 10 yoga classes at Fitness Shakers (a $40 value). Students must be at least 15 years of age to attend classes.
Best known as a fun, energetic Zumba studio, Fitness Shakers helps shimmiers expand their exercise horizons by spreading yoga mats across its hardwood dance floor for weekly morning classes that guide students through a series of stretching and strengthening moves. Lissome guru Rachel cultivates correct alignments and precise actions as her students advance through basic yoga poses designed to align chakrahs of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. Classes scheduled on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. wake up somnolent joints and muscles, imbuing students with the agility and calm necessary to dodge speeding taxicabs and sneak past long DMV lines undetected. Aside from their physical benefits, yoga’s therapeutic contortions can also help reduce the high levels of stress accrued during long days spent hunched over office desks as well as long nights spent sleeping in the boss's filing cabinet.