Navigating the minefield of daily life with the grace of a gazelle and artfully dodging the tiny stress grenades tossed during body-mind warfare requires limber limbs and a zen-like calm. Make sure you’re ready for the next bout with today’s Groupon; a Thai massage and one yoga class at Fitstop Gym for R99.
Though the thought of going to gym usually conjures up images of large muscled figures pumping iron and making loud noises of exertion, Fitstop Gym in Melrose North is the unique kid on the gym-block. More than just muscle toning and weight loss, the focus on ensuring even the metaphysical aspects of the body are catered for. Everyone gets the (literal) red-carpet treatment when they walk into the state-of-the-art and blue-lit gym on Government Road and the highly trained instructors and staff make sure you don’t feel like another pair of faceless biceps during your session.
The Thai massage is more effective than a battalion of riot-police when it comes to repressing the rebellion of mutinous muscles. With smooth strokes of skilled fingers, the expert therapists can ease muscles strained from too much weight training or excessive memo typing and leave overstressed shoulders feeling like they could do Atlas’s job. Using a combination of stretching and deep massage, it doesn’t matter how marble-hard your muscles are feeling – a few kneading strokes will have every kink, knot and bit of tension fleeing faster than a certain Mexican mouse.
With mollified muscles ready to face another day, it’s time to learn a better way to greet the morning than arguing with your neighbour’s rooster. Whether you’re already versed in the ways of Sun Salutation and the Revolving Half Lotus or you think Asana is the name of your massage therapist, the first yoga class is perfect for any level of limb-limbering learner. The tranquil atmosphere and highly trained instructors will guide you through the basics of breathing deeply and a few basic poses which hone strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Better than sweating it up at a franchise treadmill-farm, a session at Fitstop is the ideal way to tone your body without protesting muscles and the need for three consecutive showers.
Yoga Fact: Yoga was originally invented by locals of a small Canadian village as a unicorn-luring dance.