A good workout regimen provides the courage needed to march back into the office, take the clown nose off, and demand a smaller, funnier car. Fill oversized shoes with self-confidence with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two months of YogaTRiX classes (two classes a week for a total of 16 classes, a $150 value) or one month of yoga boot camp ($120 value) at Yoga Sol in Concord.
Yoga Sol staffs a certified squad of 10 yogic muscle mavens, who draw from a melting pot of backgrounds to impart rubbery ecstasy. The studio's yoga pros teach challenging variations on classic limb-limbering to stretchers of all fitness levels, leading classes in a clean, comfy atmosphere free of sweaty ghosts. The YogaTRiX program incorporates the TRX suspension training system to fuse suspension calisthenics and yoga routines, building strength, flexibility, and a healthy contempt for gravity. Developed by U.S. Navy SEALs, TRX suspension leverages users' body weight, which is otherwise only useful for keeping pants from floating up to the stratosphere. Hour-long classes are taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m.
Twice-weekly boot camp classes spark accelerated flexitude by mixing YogaTRiX classes, power yoga, and running drills; boot camp participants can also participate in two more yoga classes of their choice every week, for a weekly total of four body-buttressing opportunities. Core boot camp excursions occur on Monday and Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. and run for an hour.
Twenty Yelpers give Yoga Sol a four-star average:
The 7 experienced instructors at Yoga Sol harmonize their disparate backgrounds to bring students a well-rounded yoga practice. Owner Tara Clay brings expertise in clinical psychology, whereas CJ Lamborn contributes her experience as a Pilates instructor and understanding of the healing power of yoga. Marlena Salinas has a compelling story—trained as a hypnotherapist, she started practicing yoga after the birth of her son and uses language to help clients release pain as well as gain confidence. This is just a snapshot of the studio's staff, but it embodies the wealth of knowledge behind each session, be it Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, or restorative Yin. The instructors teach students of all experience levels, tailoring sessions for injured participants, expectant mothers, and people who are primarily made out of pretzels. Practice areas adjoin a retail space with yoga mats and blocks.