Well-selected music can enhance any event, from Olympic figure-skating routines backed by top-40 hits to operas accompanied by an ensemble of ringing cell phones. Enhance your workout with today's Groupon to Modesto Power. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get 12 Zumba classes (a $60 value).
- For $50, you get 10 kids' mixed-martial-arts classes (a $100 value).
Modesto Power's schedule teems with classes in which expert instructors help adults hone their figure through the art of Zumba and train children in the discipline of mixed martial arts. The 6,000-square-foot studio hosts nine Zumba classes each week, tossing would-be Zumbanis multiple options for stomping across the hardwood floor. Students salsa and shake to Latin-inspired beats and hit songs in the spacious Wood Room, where bright green and sunny-yellow walls energize eyes and a wide mirror reflects the cardiovascular carousing. An elevated riser at the front of the room makes it easy for students to mimic the instructor's moves, decreasing the chance that they'll accidentally mimic one of the ceiling fans' endless cardio spins instead.
Alternatively, pintsize fighters can shed surplus energy with air kicks and simulated punches in 10 mixed-martial-arts classes. During each one-hour class, tykes ages 4–8 or 9–12 years old hobnob while learning the converged study of Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai to master self-discipline and tricks for self-defense against playground bullies and imaginary friends who resent ever being made up.
By teaching martial-arts and group fitness classes, Modesto Power trains competitive athletes and clients simply seeking a healthier lifestyle. The 6,000-square-foot facility partitions classes into three separate studios. The Wood Room houses a dance floor and wall of mirrors, in front of which instructors lead Zumba classes. The Power Room, meanwhile, builds muscle mass with a collection of free weights and is known for using its occupants' energy to generate electricity for the other rooms. Finally, the Mat Room lines its walls and floor with padding and stocks rows of chain-hung heavy bags for mixed-martial-arts training comprising brazilian jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and submission grappling. Trainers also tailor sessions for younger guests; kid's aerobic and martial-arts classes teach dance moves, self-defense, and the distractive power of balloon animals.