Inner peace is like the Sasquatch—many people have claimed it's real, but you’re skeptical until it seizes you while you're meditating on a mountaintop. Today’s deal brings the bliss: for $35, you get five drop-in yoga classes at Thrive Pilates and Yoga in Arlington. Drop-ins are usually $20 per class, giving this Groupon a $100 value. Also included with the five classes is the standard welcome package, which entitles new customers to one complimentary group reformer class and one complimentary Pilates mat or yoga class.
Certified instructors lead classes seven days a week, including eight classes on the weekend. There are offerings across multiple yoga styles, including holistic hatha, breathy vinyasa, circulation-improving ashtanga, and bears-only yogi yoga, among many others. Check the schedule for a list of upcoming classes and times. The recently opened studio is an uncrowded and tranquil environment that keeps the focus on elevating the body and mind to a plane above the clouds, but below the point where there's no more oxygen and every breath claws desperately at the maddening vacuum.
Regularly practicing yoga can improve your quality of life by increasing muscle tone and flexibility, reducing stress, and stimulating weight loss, all in a group environment. Recruit the guys from your sewing circle or the ladies from your crocodile-wrestling club to join you on a one-month journey across the yogaverse. Feed off the energy of friends to increase stimulation and add another friendly face into a sea of friendly faces.
The Washington Times featured Thrive Pilates and Yoga:
- Sarah Weise of Alexandria spent four months working out at Thrive in preparation for her July 2008 wedding. "I ended up losing a full three inches around my waist," she says. "I wanted bride arms, arms that show a little cut to them." She happily had her dress altered to fit her narrower waist. Nearly a year later, the dress is in storage, but Mrs. Weise still can be found in Pilates class. – Karen Goldberg Goff, Washington Times
- I really appreciate how personable the instructors are - very similar to personal training, even in the group classes when there are students of all different levels. I can definitely see strength gains and I always feel really challenged - that's what I look for in a workout. I always feel my muscles firing after a class at Thrive. another big factor for me is the flow of the class - it keeps me interested. I have tried a lot of different strength training routines over the years - this one is the best yet. I know that I will continue to see results and improve. – harmony.allen, Google Maps
My Thrive Pilates
Following the principles of Rael Isacowitcz’s Block System, the instructors at My Thrive Pilates design group Pilates workouts that build long, lean, and toned bodies regardless of experience. Instructors start new students slowly and show them how to master core skills before moving on the center’s more advanced classes. Introductory mat classes develop central tenets of spinal alignment and ribcage-breathing techniques, and Reformer classes help isolate and sculpt stronger muscles using precise motions on the Reformer apparatus. Students can also take advantage of the center’s eight-week bridal program and build a rock hard core that can be used to break ice cubes for a perfectly chilled wedding toast.