Ancient Greeks first created gymnasiums as places of punishment, condemning prisoners to pedalling velocipedes that went nowhere and endlessly pushing boulders up inclined treadmills. Engage in non-Sisyphean tasks with today's Groupon: for $30, you get four yoga or boot-camp classes (a $65 value including HST) at Next Level Fitness in Cambridge.
Housing a gladiatorial staff of former varsity and professional athletes, Next Level Fitness specializes in administering hard-hitting doses of program-based motivation and encouragement in a small studio setting. Unlike advertisers specializing in headless horsemen, the fitness gurus at Next Level target the total body and mind, combining programs tailored for beginners and dumbbell doyens alike with an emphasis on education. To that end, push-up patrons are encouraged to explore various classes by mixing and matching the four courses available with this Groupon. Whip work-shy hearts and craven cores into shape in the Total Body Training boot-camp course. Unlike traditional boot-camp instructors, who inspire fear through bluster and the threat of calling parents, the kindly coaches of Next Level gently lead students towards their flexibility, stability, and strength goals.
Those pursuing pliability can choose between two yoga courses. Designed for beginners, the basic course focuses on restorative techniques, using slow, deeply held positions to promote flexibility and reduce tensions. Otherwise, opt for basic yoga's high-strung older brother, Ashtanga, a more taxing course that moves through various postures, promoting strength training and flexibility. Click here for the schedule of classes.
Although there aren't many online reviews for Next Level Fitness, it do esprovide testimonials from satisfied clients:
- My athletes participated in Luke’s yoga class during the off-season and before competing and they have found that it has helped in various ways to improve their overall performance. – Sara
- The way they change the classes every session and adapt the exercises for each person’s ability keeps it interesting and very possible. – Mary Lapointe
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