An emphasis on proper form permeated the fitness programs of Ancient Egypt, where hieroglyphic diagrams of brick lifting and squat thrusting were plastered inside every pyramid-shaped gym. Become a fitness pharaoh with today’s Groupon to Studio Maya in Brooklyn. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a 5-class pack (a $100 value).
- For $49, you get a 10-class pack (a $200 value).
- For $69, you get a 20-class pack (a $400 value).
- For $599, you get an unlimited one-year membership (a $1,500 value).
Led by massage therapist, dancer, and all-around workout wonder Maya Jocelyn, Studio Maya’s experienced team of trainers leads men and women of all abilities through holistic fitness classes that emphasize safe and correct form to maximize results. An expansive, open studio space serves as a blank slate on which students may paint Greco-Roman versions of themselves in a variety of women’s fitness classes and men’s core training workouts. Abdominal mountain ranges begin to emerge in a mat class that incorporates BOSU balance platforms, balls, and basic breathing exercises to work both deep and superficial layers of muscle. Ladies write breakup notes to their love handles in an Hourglass class that targets trouble areas around the hips and thighs; upper body workouts can strengthen arms and improve shoulder stabilization with the help of TRX resistance cables.
Studio Maya’s convenient seven-day schedule also includes specialized classes in pre- and post-natal health, along with Latin-inspired dance-fitness Zumba classes to kick glutes into leaner gears and stomp sass-mouthed floorboards back into place. With the one-year membership option, along with unlimited access to any of these classes, gym members receive one personal training session each month.
The white walls, paper lanterns, and polished hardwood floors make up most of Studio Maya's austere space. During the week, lifelong dancer Maya Jocelyn hosts fitness classes for women and men, drawing on the conditioning techniques used by dancers and the modern science of sports medicine to draw up the blueprints of her own signature exercise routines. On weekends, when she's not sculpting bodies, she transforms the space into an artists' haven, inviting actors to rehearse, painters and photographers to exhibit their work, and mimes to overcome creative hurdles and learn to think outside the box.
603 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, New York 11238