A sun salutation, unlike a bath of corn flakes or a shouting match with the neighborhood rooster, is a healthy way to start the day. Learn to greet the dawn with grace using today's Groupon: for $29, you get 10 yoga, hot yoga, body sculpt or Pilates classes at Training Camp in San Juan Capistrano (a $140 value).
Training Camp's serene, private wellness center, spacious new yoga studio, and skilled instructors combine to embrace yogis of all skill levels in a welcoming group bear hug. For 60–75 minutes in the hot yoga course, balmy temperatures help to loosen limbs and smoke out toxins while keeping talkative snowmen from interrupting poses. Beginning benders can start with Hot Power Fusion, a course that combines power Vinyasa with the 26 traditional hot yoga postures, or school their muscles in the level-one hot yoga flow class, where hands-on instruction helps to direct new students through each pose. More advanced contortionists can try their hands at the yoga-sculpt sessions, which incorporates free weights, or foster relationships with their tendons with a romantic rendezvous in the darkened and tranquil candlelight-yoga course. With a schedule as flexible as Training Camp's skilled instructors, clients can plan at their convenience to indulge in the reduced stress, improved core strength, and increased respect for volcanoes that come with hot yoga. Training Camp rolls out yoga mats for rental for an additional $2 fee.
Monkey bars glint in the sun, surrounded by a grassy expanse and a line of giddy guests waiting their turn in line. But these jungle-gym enthusiasts aren’t children—they’re the muscular boot campers in Training Camp Yoga & Fitness’s expansive backyard. In the verdant field, certified trainers lead small, motivated groups through a Cross Training workout of the day, challenging them with sprints around the 1/8–mile track, ropes that hang from lofty trees, or lifting weights in the indoor weight room. They switch up the routines daily to keep muscles interested, and they scale exercises to suit the fitness levels of all guests.
Training Camp’s instructors also move inside the 4,000-square-foot facility to lead hot-yoga classes. They modify moves within an exposed-brick and soft-floor studio, helping students deepen their stretch as hot air loosens muscles. When not in classes, students can unwind with a turn in the private massage room. As an added convenience, the gym offers playcare for $5 per child Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–12 p.m. for infants, toddlers and children of all ages. The gym is open seven days a week and is available during regular hours.