Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a 10-class yoga card at Yoga Tropics (up to a $120 value). This deal is valid for the studio locations on Second Street and South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas and in Pacific Beach.
Yoga Tropics’ array of hot-yoga classes ensures total-body workouts for students of varying skill levels. The studio’s schedule prominently features its signature Hot 60 sessions, which combine Bikram yoga elements, Vinyasa sequences, and 104-degree temperatures for muscle-challenging workouts and focus-honing pop quizzes. During sessions, instructors lead attendees through 26–30 postures and two breathing exercises while the cleansing heat coaxes out toxins and returns limber muscles to their naturally gelatinous state. Heated Vinyasa classes synchronize each fluid transition with an inhale, exhale, or sustained whistle to create a seamlessly flowing practice, and Yo-Qi returns thermostats to more temperate climes before introducing an innovative regimen that fuses mindful kung fu patterns with yoga and qi gong. Each of the studio’s practice spaces cushions heels with floating hardwood floors and lines its walls with full-length mirrors to help students check postures and hone winking skills.
The instructors at Yoga Tropics believe that people of all ages and abilities can revel in yoga's benefits, which can include rehabilitating an injury, increasing flexibility and strength, and imparting a sense of inner peace. To push students toward these advantages, instructors lead six styles of yoga. They focus on hot-yoga classes—including the classic Bikram style yoga and Yoga Sculpt—which can help students oust toxins through sweat and sink deeper into stretches. During 60-minute ButiFitness classes, plyometrics exercises—including jumping, tribal dance, and yoga—are performed in 40-second repetitive bursts to help clients increase heart-rates. The instructors also fill out their own ranks with training courses that transform one-time pupils into certified yoga teachers.