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Yoga¿s image might be that of youthful, athletic women in skintight pants, but its popularity has mushroomed to include kids, the elderly, pregnant women and people with disabilities, all of whom are turning to the practice for its health benefits.
The lights are low and the bass is thumping, but the cycle room at Rev Cycle Studio in McHenry Row is no dance club. Halfway into the studio's Rev60 Zen class — a "fusion" of 40 minutes of cycling and 20 of yoga — a dozen cyclists are pedaling (and sweating) hard, following instructor Esther Collinetti's demands to go harder.
While the thought of stretching the body in any number of directions might scare most men, instructor Paul Shapiro says that once you get used to yoga, it brings positive change. "Yoga is a lifestyle," said Shapiro, who holds classes at Yoga on York in Baltimore.