If you feel as sexy as a pair of non-sexy orthopedic shoes, transform yourself into a sexy pair of orthopedic shoes with today's Groupon: for $24, you get two dance workout classes at From Mind to Body (a $60 value), plus 10% off the purchase of one retail product on the studio's website. You can take either exotic-dance or pole classes, and this deal is valid at the Riverside, Costa Mesa, Hollywood, San Francisco, and New York City locations.
If the only poles you've experienced are the horizontal ones that keep you from falling into the baboon pit at the zoo, From Mind to Body's pole-fitness classes will teach you how to grip, pose, rest, position your hands, create momentum, and make transitions between poses. As you get better, you'll practice increasingly complex pole swings, tricks, and climbs—all of which tone the abs, legs, glutes, and arms far more intensely than you would hoisting your concrete hamster ball above your head. More-advanced pole-istas can master inverted moves and horizontal spins in the intermediate-level classes, whereas the practically pros can learn to pull off one-legged hooks, inverted spins, and more in the advanced level. The exotic-dance class covers a variety of moves and techniques, including walking with confidence, footwork, choreography, and stopping charging enemies using nothing but a sexy glance. Check the schedule for most locations here.
From Mind to Body's instructors are a diverse bunch of professional dancers, gymnasts, choreographers, athletes, and mothers. President and founder Edith Aboul-hosn has been spotted teaching celebrities on E!, Oxygen, TLC, Fox, and more. She and her staff know where you're coming from and will make sure women of every age, size, and fitness level feel comfortable enough to strut their stuff. As the seductress buried deep within saunters her way to the surface, you'll engage rarely used muscles in your core, back, shoulders, and legs, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness and a confident strut. From Mind to Body will shift your self-image from cute koala to fiery, feisty, and fully in-charge experimental human-koala hybrid.
Both classes must be redeemed at the same location.
- Physically, students can expect to receive a workout that provides full-body strengthening, anaerobic conditioning, increased physical endurance and flexibility. Emotionally, women experience an improved self-confidence, increased inner-strength and self awareness. – L. Raquel Peterson, J'Adore
- …instructors are handpicked from rigorous training and dance backgrounds. Classes are open to women of all ages, shapes and sizes. – Lynsey Diosa, Examiner