Yoga, like trying to arrange a play date while scaling Mt. Rushmore, builds an understanding of flexibility. Bend without breaking with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 30-day unlimited pass (a $150 value) to LifePower Yoga by Life Time Fitness at participating locations. Choose the LifePower Yoga location where you want to redeem your Groupon (pick from 12 locations in Champlin, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Crosstown, Fridley, Lakeville, Uptown, Target Center, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Highland Park, and White Bear Lake). Specific amenities and facility options vary, so check individual location websites for more information.
In Life Time Fitness's LifePower Yoga programs, yogis certified in an array of yoga styles impart students of all levels with strength, flexibility, balance, and focus. Prospective posers can drop in on any class on the schedule, where a varied menu of methods helps students balance the yoga's strengthening and slimming physical benefits along with its meditative, relaxing, and mat-appreciation qualities. An introductory class acquaints incoming limbs with basic poses and the proper way to align them with a suite of breathing techniques. Instructors will help you find pose modifications to accommodate injuries, muscle stiffness or other special needs.
Meanwhile, intermediate and advanced body-benders can enlist in warrior sculpt, which incorporates weights, or restorative yoga to rebound from injuries or unrequited love affairs. The warrior fusion class engages the musculature with energized rhythmic choreography, while the much slower, but no less challenging, yin yoga involves slow-moving, long-held poses to increase balance, build muscle sturdiness, and artfully reenact instant replays.
You can also use this Groupon toward the $129 administrative fee to become a long-term member.