Monday, July 16, 2018
Events

Column: Beer yoga? Margarita Zumba is next.

Scene. You're in yoga class. It's shavasana, you're pretty mellow, but you can think of one thing that would make this even better. You lean over to your friend, who has her eyes closed on the neighboring mat.

"A beer would be good right about now."

This scene is no longer fantasy. As food critic Laura Reiley tells us this week, beer yoga is the latest wacky craze that combines drinking with exercise, popping up in breweries from Tampa to St. Petersburg to Dunedin. It's the same theory behind buying your friends pizza when they come over to help you paint. You're improving your house, but not without a fun little setback to your body.

It made me wonder — what other pairings are just waiting to be made? What give-and-take scenarios do we need to restore balance to the universe? If any Tampa Bay startups use these ideas, just remember you read it here first.

Zumba and margaritas

Some things really require liquid courage, and getting up in front of others and doing synchronized dance to slammin' beats is one. A margarita bar in the studio would be a great way to warm up the body and the courage.

Taxes and doughnuts

Walking into H&R Block with a stack of receipts come tax time is no one's idea of a party (well, unless you're getting a big refund). You know what would make taxes better? A box of assorted doughnuts, provided free when you pay your accountant. I want Boston cream, please.

Mowing the lawn and massage

This should be easy. Just get someone to walk behind you as you trim down the impossibly long rain-soaked summer grass, rubbing your shoulders, working out the knots of hard labor. You deserve it.

Cleaning and cupcakes

You clean one room in your house top to bottom, you get a cupcake. Simple, clean reward system. Here's the catch, though: You may need to look into some of these fitness clubs if you keep it up.

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