Before pole-dancing classes, flirty fitness was limited to holding hands with a Stairmaster or romancing Jack LaLanne. Learn more seductive exercises with today’s Groupon to Jordin’s Paradise. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get 3 drop-in dance or fitness classes (a $60 value).
- For $40, you get 5 drop-in dance or fitness classes (a $100 value).
- For $60, you get 10 drop-in dance or fitness classes (a $200 value).<p>
Personal trainer Rania Jaziri, born in Tunisia and educated in Europe, captains the boutique fitness studio Jordin’s Paradise and stocks its fitness roster with a colossal list of 15-pupil classes, ranging from Stripper Bootcamp to yoga. Attentive instructors swap treadmill or human-size hamster-wheel sessions for dynamic workouts, such as Pole Dance Aerobics for beginners, bolstering upper-body brawn through simple spins and sultry maneuvers. Laughing Yoga elongates torsos and steels abs by combining concentrated breathing with giggle-stimulating knock-knock jokes. Women embrace swimsuit season and nudist-colony reunions after attending Bikini Body Bootcamp, which firms curves with fast-paced cardio-interval training. Ebony-clad students can don cowboy boots or stilettos and undulate to sensual moves of Def Leppard choreography in Inner Diva classes.
Poles shoot up from yellow tiles like sequoias planted in the sun at Jordin’s Paradise, a brick building where floor-to-ceiling mirrors reflect each student’s seductive dips. Check the online schedule for class times.
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.