As history has continually shown, bodies not put into metabolism-boosting motion on a regular basis run the risk of marbling themselves into statues or sacks of marbles. Avoid stiffness and the danger of getting stuck in a child's nostril with today's Groupon. For $35, you get three classes from Jordin's Paradise (a $117 value). This Groupon is available for redemption starting on April 26, 2010.
Jordin's Paradise casts off tired, run-of-the-treadmill exercise regimens by offering fun classes built around dance and fitness. Choose three of Jordin's Paradise's 19 classes ($39 per session) for a hat trick of healthy happenings. Let the Latin rhythms of salsa music get your arms and hips into action, or discover your inner Jean-Claude Van Damme with the fast-paced, calorie-crushing workout of the kickboxing class. Firefighters seeking ways to stay in shape off the job can opt for the poledance class, while soft-shoers seeking hard bodies can shuffle-step into Jordin's Paradise's tap-dancing class. Other classes include a laughing yoga class, using controlled breathing and uncontrollable laughter to de-stress bodies and work out abs, and Pi-yo, combining Pilates and yoga into a singular discipline increasing flexibility, strengthening the core, and relaxing the mind. Classes are offered throughout the week, so check Jordin's schedule to determine just when you'd like to unleash the belly-dancing, gospel-aerobics-doing ballerina dwelling inside your soul-cave.
Jordin's instructors guard this exercise Eden like flab-flummoxing cherubs, ready to help clients get in shape through positive workouts in the spacious studio. Additionally, classes are limited to smaller enrollments to ensure that quantity never outweighs quality. Be sure to read the Jordin's Paradise Policy before calling to schedule your appointment to find the fun in fitness.
Rania Jaziri has spent her entire career pirouetting on the intersection of performing arts and fitness. Born in Tunisia, her journey as a multitalented performer began with ballet lessons at the age of 6, achieving the poise, energy, and coordination that would later prove valuable in high-school basketball and swimming. After finishing college in Germany, Rania came to Washington, D.C., where her bubbly approach to teaching dance fitness and step-kickboxing attracted a dedicated following of hoofers and clown-punching bags. To meet the growing demand for her sweat-manufacturing expertise, she founded her own fitness center, Jordin's Paradise, which has since been deemed Washington D.C.'s Best Dance Company 2011 by Washington City Paper readers.
Positive energy powers the adventurous curriculum of Jordin's Paradise, where exercisers march toward physical peaks during exhilarating, dance-infused fitness classes, such as Bikini Body Bootcamp, pole dancing, and Flash Mob Workshop. When Rania isn't helping guests get into better shape than a dodecahedron with rock-solid abs, she's focusing her efforts on local charities, such as Becky's Fund, which spreads domestic-violence awareness.