What You'll Get
Stiff, inflexible limbs can keep you from beloved activities, such as pretending that a baby is an airplane or doing chores. Free your limbs and the rest will follow with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for 5 yoga classes ($55 value)
- $49 for 10 yoga classes ($100 value)
- See the schedule.
Calories: The Original Renewable Energy
You'll be burning plenty of calories in your yoga classes. Discover how that happens with Groupon's exploration of the body's inner furnace.
In all of weight loss, there may be no concept less aptly named than the calorie. That's because a calorie is a unit of scientific measure—specifically, a measure of the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. Though the calorie unit we associate with food actually refers to kilo calories—meaning when we say, “2,000 calories a day,” we actually mean 2,000,000. And if the number of calories we ingest is bad news, the upside is that we are burning them all the time.
A certain amount of calories—about 60–75 percent of the calories you burn each day—are needed to sustain the body's unconscious functions, such as breathing and circulation. Known as basal metabolic rate, the specific percentage depends on factors such as size and body composition, gender, and age (typically, as people get older, fat makes up a larger portion of body weight, causing calories to burn more slowly). Digestion makes up about another 10 percent of the calories burned, leaving physical activity to account for the rest.
During exercise, the muscles contract, causing the body's adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules to break down as the heart continues to pump faster and faster—increasing the body’s demand for more energy. Once the muscles have depleted the day’s caloric intake, they turn to other calorie sources to fuel the fire—making weight loss possible as the body begins to sacrifice fat cells to the god of the treadmill.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must provide own yoga mat. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not valid for Tweens Series and Tuesday's Basics. New clients only. Not valid on classes that require preregistration. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.