In addition to burning calories and bettering mood, working out has the added benefit of boosting sales in the ever-floundering spandex industry. Take part in bettering your world with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga, Zumba, boot camp, and Pilates classes at Harmony Yoga and Fitness of Whitestone (a $150 value).
Harmony Yoga and Fitness animates arms, legs, and tired souls with a full range of low-impact and stress-relieving classes. Discover peace of mind and build flexibility with Hatha yoga flow, power yoga, or romantic candlelight yoga, which surrounds benders with soft music and hushed candlelight while they practice shaping themselves into a bottle of wine. Many yoga classes can be enjoyed warm or cold; the room is equipped with heat panels to please yoguys and gals of both schools of thought (hot yoga will resume in the fall). Pilates classes offer another low-impact workout solution, architecting stronger cores through concentrated, precise movements and resistance training. Humdrum days are endowed with a much needed energy boost in a Zumba dance workout inspired by Latin flavors such as merengue, mambo, and flamenco, or take a tip from the X-Men and reap the benefits of group training with boot camp classes.
Mats, blocks, and straps are all provided by the studio, so visitors are free to travel light. The bright studio is outfitted with a rubber base covered by a light, wood laminate floor, reducing the wear and tear on knees and joints and providing a cushiony landing for out-of-control pratfalls.
Harmony Yoga and Fitness of Whitestone
The instructors at Harmony Yoga and Fitness of Whitestone regard exercise as an opportunity to achieve mind-body wellness, leading yoga and cardio classes that often deviate from traditional routines. Instructors explore the varied facets of yoga with a multitude of classes, including workshops designed by and for young adults and candlelit sessions that combine relaxation and fire safety. Ballet and Pilates instruction stretch muscular potential, and spinning and Zumba workouts deliver fun and fitness with upbeat music and nonstop movement. At times, teachers explore new exercise genres such as Hot Hula Fitness, a variety of dance performed to the tune of Polynesian drum beats, reggae music, and the voices in Bob Marley's head.