Bend Like a Man
Men who would rather om
their way to mental well-being, rather than grunt through pec-straining workouts, should attend the freedom yoga class
at KC Fitness Link (510 North Sixth Street, in Kansas City, Kansas, 816-256-4443). Darryl Olive, director of programs, started the class because he was tired of being the only man taking yoga. "I wanted to offer the experience of not being the only guy to other guys," he says. His program focuses on flexibility and working the hamstrings, back and hips to strengthen the body. Sign up online or just show up, and take a mat and water bottle. (You can buy or rent a mat there, too.) The class goes from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday, and at 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. Each class begins with breathing and meditation exercises. Get there 10 minutes early so you aren't locked out — Olive locks the doors to ensure that his class can maintain concentration. See kcfitnesslink.com
for more information.