Adopting exercises from other cultures can help shake up a workout, which explains the growing popularity of that sport where Scottish guys throw logs. Speak the universal language—sweating—with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 10 hot-yoga classes at Sumits Yoga Chandler or Sumits Yoga Gilbert (a $125 value).
Sumits Yoga fuses traditional hot yoga and Ashtanga-inspired power flow for dynamic, energizing workouts held in open, sunlit studios. The studios boast traditional and power-flow sessions in heated practice spaces, where students can work toward sculpting stronger, more toned bodies while transforming love handles and spare tires into drag racing American muscle cars. An array of instructors gather students on burnished-wood floors before leading them through athletic Ashtanga-style poses, transitioning from one to the next with dynamic, balance-challenging movements to hone concentration, patience, and self-control and encourage the formation of muscle tone. Both locations boast large studios equipped with wood floors, full-length mirrors, and surround sound to pipe in relaxing or energizing music to enhance sessions. Students enjoy complimentary showers, stepping in to cleanse the sweat and saltwater fish excreted at high temperatures.
Though Sumits Yoga sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Sumits Yoga Gilbert
Classes at Sumits Yoga Gilbert aren't quite like those found at any other yoga studio. That's because they were specifically developed by studio founder Sumits Banerjee. His classes act as an amalgam of two popular styles, fusing the heat of Bikram yoga with the fluid postures of the Ashtanga tradition. The Sumits Yoga signature class steers students through deep stretches performed in a toasty studio. As they flow from pose to pose, aided by the heat, students hone both balance and strength while calming the mind.
Though practitioners champion the physical benefits of the practice—muscle toning and detoxification chief among them—the true object of the style is “the simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds." To honor this, instructors emphasize introspection and spiritual awareness over perfect technique, allowing guests of any experience level to participate.