In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at MBody Yoga's Jacksonville and Neptune Beach locations (a $90 value). Channeling the teachings of Baptiste power vinyasa yoga, MBody combines different yoga traditions into one sweat-percolating workout. As the heated studio space warms muscles and cleanses toxic stress dumps, instructors guide limb stretchers of all skill levels through 60 to 90 minutes of posing and meditative breathing. Check the Neptune Beach and Jacksonville schedules for class times.
In the 1940s, Walt Baptiste and his son Baron created a new branch of yoga—called Baptiste yoga—that combines the principles of yoga, meditation, and inner reflection. The Baptiste-yoga movement grew rapidly, and in 2005, senior Baptiste teacher Mark White introduced his community to the practice with two studios. He and a staff of more than 20 certified yoga instructors guide students from pose to pose while observing proper alignment and breathing technique. Studios are heated to 90 degrees to keep bodies limber and destroy any ice cream that enters the building.