Bring peace to your insides and sweat to your outsides with today's sweaty deal for inner peace, increased energy, and sweat. Today's Groupon gets you five Zumba or yoga classes for $35 at Maxercise (a $75 value). Each time you visit you can choose either class, so you can alternate panting to Latin grooves and mindful yogic exhales until you eventually develop dual personalities to accommodate both.
Stop in for a morning stretch or peace out after a long day with yoga classes on Saturday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and Tuesday from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Get your booty moving with Zumba on Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. (for the uninitiated, Zumba is a dance fitness class, and not a deadly game where you get fit by outrunning Roombas). Check out Maxercise's schedule for updated class times.
Zumba classes harness the Bar-Mitzvah magician's art of misdirection, making you believe that you're having fun while you're actually burning and sculpting a sensational bod. Intoxicating Latin rhythms charm your hips into exotic movements, and the low-impact workout tones your newly emergent muscles. Friendly Zumba instructor Lauren Sadler leads you in each easy-to-follow move and inspires you to have fun and get fit. After just one class, the international beats will dance through your head all week long, helping you burn fat on the bus, in the grocery store, and anywhere your hips have the freedom to move.
Yoga instructor Nicole Taylor is fully certified and knows how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Greater America. If you're new to yoga, this is a great chance to learn the downward dog, upward dog, and the Omniscient Narrator. Yoga stretches your muscles, relieving stiffness and pain; it also increases flexibility and strength (deep core muscles support each pose), which will improve your range of motion, balance, and posture, all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning bagel.
- Without a doubt, Maxercise is one of the, if the best, gym in Philadelphia...Also the owner, Steve Maxwell is one of the nicest guys you can meet and is very knowledgeable. Go once, you will be hooked. – nobull408, Citysearch
- All their instructors are highly qualified and have studied for years. – Karen C., Citysearch
Maxercise was invented in 1978 by fitness enthusiast Max Bancroft, the first person to notice a correlation between health and physical activity. Now, often mispronounced as “exercise,” physical activity is more popular than ever, often practiced at places called Jims, after its inventor, Jim Peters, the first person to Maxercise indoors. What other eponymous activities are widely practiced today?
- Pilates (fitness regimen; inventor: Joseph Pilates)
- Hunting (killing animals for food or sport; inventor: Helen Hunt)
- Caving (the art of hiding inside a cave; inventor: Criminals Against Visibly Escaping, or C.A.V.E.)
- The Hi-Five (exuberant hand-slap; inventor: Professor Hiram “Hi” Bostwick IV)
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