Before fitness classes, people wouldn't touch their fingers to their toes without incentives, such as carrots on sticks or valuable coins wedged in loafers. Elongate limbs for honorable purposes with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited fitness classes at Ypsi Studio in Ypsilanti (a $75 value).
Ypsi Studio focuses on holistic healing and encourages wellness seekers to maintain their organ casings with Pilates, indoor cycling, and yoga instruction. Ypsi's experienced instructors ensure engaging exercises with more than 20 classes per week. Pedal through various terrains while humming to a musical soundtrack in a group cycling class (capped at 12 students), or build core strength and flexibility with a Pilates mat class. The slow-flow Ashtanga yoga class leads pupils on a slow-paced pilgrimage to unite the mind and body, and core yoga concentrates on strengthening and defining stomach and back muscles until they're indistinguishable from cheese graters. Perfect for beginners, Hatha yoga focuses on calm breathing and meditation, and WillPower & Grace blends yoga with high impact cardiovascular principles that include dance moves, calisthenics, and tightrope-walking in clown shoes. Peruse the online schedule before penciling in a strengthening session.
Taking a holistic approach to fitness, Ypsi Studio provides group fitness classes and personal-training sessions from ACE-certified personal trainer, Level II willPower & grace instructor, and Schwinn-certified indoor-cycling coach, Julia Collins. Her classes include spin, yoga and Pilates classes, as well as willPower & grace sessions, an exercise program that combines dance with yoga postures and calisthenics. Her studio also provides massage and nutrition services for a complete approach to wellness.