Research has proven that people can extend their lives if they exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, and get at least eight hours of sleep in a killer-bee-repellent tent. Establish healthy habits with today’s Groupon to Flex + Fit. Choose between the following options:
• For $42, you get a five-class pack, which is good for both fitness and cooking classes (an $85 value).
• For $49, you get one month of unlimited fitness classes (a $99 value).
Flex + Fit health club guides students through myriad culinary courses and more than 50 fitness classes within its 10,000-square-foot expanse in the Duke Energy Center. In Flex + Fit's state-of-the-art spin studio, cyclists mount stationary two-wheelers as the theater-size screen in front of them syncs their workouts with images of various terrain, taking imaginations on realistic rides across landscapes such as the undulating Hawaiian hillsides where wild bicycles still roam free. Heat seekers can bend and stretch in Flex + Fit's hot-yoga studio during yoga classes covering styles such as Hatha, Warrior, and Air—an unconventional form of yoga in which pliant yogis suspend themselves in hammocks, working against gravity to master aerial poses once reserved for professional gymnasts and flying squirrels. Other muscle-building coursework includes Air Fitness, Buff Yoga, and Barre Pilates classes, and after workouts perspiration-soaked skin suits can find cooling relief in the locker rooms' refreshing rain showers.
In addition to fitness classes, today's five-class-pack option can also be used toward any of Flex + Fit's culinary courses, which are held in the club's on-site instructional kitchen. During one-hour savory study sessions, students learn to craft quick, delectable dishes from healthy ingredients with adept instruction from experienced Charlotte chefs and Johnson and Wales culinary students. Vino is available by the glass throughout the epicurean instruction (for an additional cost), and all participants will get a copy of the recipes to practice at home, giving them a chance to repair their relationships with estranged spatulas.
Flex + Fit encourages students to register for classes in advance online to ensure they get a space; check the calendar for class dates and times. Two-hour free validated parking is available at the Duke Energy Center parking deck.
AIR Aerial Fitness
Named one of the best ab exercises of all time in Shape Magazine, aerial fitness elevates workouts to new heights, incorporating elements of conditioning, pilates, ballet, and HIIT. At AIR Aerial Fitness participants engage their core during tough workouts as they dangle from aerial silk hammocks hung from the ceiling, sculpting and toning muscles through unique aerial exercises. Read on to learn more:
- The workouts incorporate elements of: conditioning, pilates, ballet, and HIIT
- Classes are held: most mornings and evenings Monday–Saturday
- Amenities include: free parking and provided mats, water, and locker rooms
- What to wear: fitted leggings, fitted top (tank, short sleeve or long sleeve). Flared pants or boycut shorts not recommended. No jewelry, rings, or earrings.