Before dance was identified as an effective workout routine, it was believed to be useful only for stamping down dirt floors in barns and avoiding falling hail. Give new meaning to your feet’s lives with today’s Groupon to Beyond Pilates Studio in Lisle. Choose between the following options:
- For $28, you get four Pilates classes (a $56 value).
- For $40, you get eight Zumba classes (an $80 value).
Classes meet at the following times:
- Monday–Thursday at 11 a.m.
- Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
- Saturdays at 10 a.m.
- Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Beyond Pilates Studio hums with tranquility when conducting its namesake classes, but pumps the volume and energy when hosting sessions of dance-fitness Zumba. Pilates focuses on the importance of a strong core and straightened posture, and its arsenal of repetitious exercises aims to ameliorate bodily imbalance and strengthen and lengthen muscles. During each one-hour session, students will fine-tune mental focus and rhythmic breathing in order to complete moves with greater self-awareness, grace, and appreciation for the plight of oxygen masks. Alternatively, Zumba instructors pump international music as exercisers step along with simple choreography inspired by such styles as salsa, rumba, and reggaeton. The high-energy style gets hearts pumping to target calories, and the supportive, carefree environment welcomes both first-time dancers and seasoned piñatas summoned by the party-like atmosphere.
Above & Beyond The Pilates Studio
Above & Beyond The Pilates Studio teaches three versions of its namesake class, but all rely on the same established principals. Each class focuses on the importance of a strong core and straightened posture to help correct bodily imbalance and strengthen and lengthen muscles. Instructors use a mat and fitness accessories to achieve this during basic classes, but take the routine to a ballet barre during advanced and Pilates barre classes, which help sculpt the legs while still challenging the core. During each one-hour session, students will fine-tune mental focus and rhythmic breathing in order to complete moves with greater self-awareness, grace, and appreciation for the plight of oxygen masks.
The studio isn't focused on Pilates alone, however. It also arranges one-on-one personal-training sessions and adapts exercises specifically for golfers during Golf Advantage courses, which can help stabilize hips and shoulders during long bouts on the green.