Yoga emphasizes seamless transition between poses, a skill set adopted by the Navy to teach cursive flag semaphore to its sailors. Spell out serene stances with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited hot-yoga classes at Hot Yoga at the Edge, located within Competitive Edge Performance Training in Puyallup (a $125 value).
At Hot Yoga at the Edge, experienced instructors lead daily yoga classes in a studio heated to 105 degrees to promote deeper stretches and toxin-flushing sweats. Regardless of the instructor, each 90-minute Hatha-yoga session follows the same slow, meditative sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, helping students to build strength, balance, and stamina as they stretch out on the studio’s hardwood floor. Alternatively, one-hour fusion classes combine the Hatha poses with a faster-paced Vinyasa flow, and the occasional Teacher's Choice session integrates traditional yoga with a quiz on state capitals.
Hot Yoga at the Edge encourages new students to bring their own mats and towels and arrive 20 minutes prior to their initial class. Due to the intense sweat generated by the workout, students are also advised to hydrate well beforehand, lest they start to spot mirages of lemonade stands and bendy straws in the studio's mirrored walls.
Though Hot Yoga at the Edge sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Hot Yoga at the Edge
When it's 105 degrees out, most people prefer to be cooling off at the pool or in front of an air conditioner. But at Hot Yoga at the Edge, members welcome the increased temperatures. That's because the heat helps to boost flexibility, flush toxins from the body, and alleviate stress and anxiety. During classes such as Hatha and Yin yoga, practitioners move through asanas, or poses, as the heat bolsters their workout and assists in toning and strengthening their limbs, core, and inner magma. In addition to yoga, fitness enthusiasts can opt for barre fitness classes to burn, tone, and shake their muscles into shape. This full-body workout incorporates ballet exercises with small weights to sculpt the core, thighs, glutes, and upper body.