Holding a yoga pose builds strength, discipline, and immunity to motion-sensor devices. Conquer the wobblies with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get four drop-in yoga classes at Progress Fitness & Aquatic Centre (a $60 value).
Progress Fitness, a 10,000-square-foot open-concept gym, staffs seasoned instructors who lead a variety of fitness classes designed to keep the pursuit of health fun and rewarding. The health benefits of yoga are well-known; regular practice increases strength and flexibility while eliminating stress and uniting body and mind. Mat slingers banish the pressures of daily life while practicing a series of classic yoga poses that build muscle and centre the mind, offsetting traditional daily stances such as the elevator yawn and the sleeping while standing. Check the class schedule for times and dates to schedule a tryst with inner tranquility and inward reflection without messy mirror implants.
Progress Fitness & Aquatic Centre
When people hear the phrase "water aerobics," they might envision a dull scene of swimmers lifting buoyant weights and doing the "YMCA" at sloth speed. At Progress Fitness & Aquatic Centre, however, the 25-metre pool acts as a stage for nine high-intensity classes, in which students battle water's relentless resistance. Students can slip into suspension belts to rehearse deep-water running, or groove to swing-dance tunes as they twirl against the H2O molecules. The gym embraces the entertainment afforded by variety outside of the pool as well—its group studio hosts workouts that range from cardio-kickboxing drills to Hatha yoga stretches. In the equipment area, cycles, treadmills, and rowers whir beneath mounted televisions and free weights challenge muscles at squat racks and benches.
The centre's personal trainers and veteran swim coaches take on clients of all ages and abilities. They teach Red Cross swimming lessons for children—who progress from AquaTots to AquaQuest and, finally, AquaLawSchool—and craft custom programs for adults. An on-site massage therapist and a travel agent endorse relaxation between exercise bouts.
745 Progress Ave.
Kingston, Ontario K7M 6S4Get Directions