In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $49, you get seven yoga and cycling classes at Up Dog Yoga and Cycling in West Hollywood (up to a $147 value). For an additional cost, Up Dog Yoga and Cycling provides students with rental yoga mats ($2) and cycling shoes ($5).
Under the direction of founder Meaghan Kennedy Townsend, the swift, springy teachers at Up Dog Yoga and Cycling lead a schedule of invigorating yoga and cycling classes. Full Blast Yoga is calibrated for an exclusively experienced set with an unending flow of poses set to driving music to set chakras glowing like disco balls on New Year’s Eve. Yoga for Every Body welcomes veteran yogis and beginning benders alike focusing on basic poses, Power Vinyasa Flow follows a strict routine of naturally blended poses with an emphasis on breathing and core work, and after spending a night dreaming of steel children and living motorcycles, early birds can try Wake Up Dog at 7 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Cycling classes are open to all fitness levels, as individuals set the pace during quad-pumping, heart-throbbing sessions. The Breath Cycle class incorporates yoga-like meditation to help to balance mind, body, spirit, and electrolytes, and E-Ryde classes make use of the machine's ergonomic design and customizable resistance knob. During most classes, cyclers hop aboard Schwinn IC Pro stationary cycles, which are compatible with both SPD and LOOK pedals and guaranteed not to get cyclists roped into a newspaper route.
Up Dog Yoga and Cycling
Up Dog Yoga and Cycling founder Meaghan Kennedy Townsend believes that “each of us is powerful, if only you have the courage to feel it.” She helps her students find that courage by keeping her fitness classes small, allowing instructors to individualize attention, and tailoring separate programs for beginner to advanced students. Meaghan also applies her knowledge of yoga disciplines including Vinyasa flow, Iyengar, and Hatha to develop a widely varied course curriculum.
The Up Dog facility also boasts a team of Johnny G Spinning–certified instructors that conducts its courses on Schwinn IC Pro stationary cycles, which are compatible with both SPD and Look pedals and guaranteed not to get cyclists roped into a newspaper route.