Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for 5 Pilates-mat, studio-barre, or yoga group classes (a $65 value)
- $50 for 10 Pilates-mat, studio-barre, or yoga group classes (a $120 value)
Pilates-mat classes—which admit up to 10 students—cover the guided movements and principles of the Stott Pilates method to improve posture, flexibility, and core strength. Students can also stretch toward the barre with isometric exercises inspired by ballet and Pilates during studio-barre sessions. Yoga classes might draw from Anusara, Vinyasa flow, universal flash power, or basic beginner's postures to hone balance and mental focus. Click here for a class schedule.
Core Studio Pilates & Yoga
As an 11-year-old, Jill Hinson lay in a hospital bed and wondered why her hip wouldn’t work properly. It was the absence of any diagnosis for her chronic pain that sparked a lifelong fascination with the human body, especially its moving parts and bone that can tell jokes. Years later, Jill occupied herself with performing and training dance, and, as she realized her desire to take on rehabilitative work, sought opportunities to teach those with special needs. It wasn't until after she had given birth to her second child that she found her calling in Pilates—an exercise system that combines the grace of dance with the healing potential of motion.
Today, Jill and her team of instructors occupy the second floor of The English Building in downtown Monroe. They have filled the historic studio—whose exposed brick walls, archway, and complete lack of eccentric billionaire subletters project the vibes of a private loft—with a slew of core-building equipment, from yoga mats to reformer apparatuses. As they lead non-competitive classes, the team members follow the principles of Stott Pilates, which mixes the tenets of modern physical therapy with classic Pilates maneuvers.