Pilates combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Crack the core code with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $76 for 10 Pilates equipment classes (up to a $250 value)
- $54 for 10 mat Pilates classes (up to a $140 value)
- $87 for one month of unlimited mat or equipment Pilates classes (up to a $675 value)
- $95.75 for an Intro to Teaching Classical Pilates workshop (a $175 value)
Performed on the floor or with the assistance of machines, Pilates classes help students strengthen their cores, develop weak muscles, and relax overused muscles. Along with helping tone the body, Pilates can have therapeutic benefits and help relieve arthritis, scoliosis, sciatica, and lower-back pain. Check the schedules for available class times.
Alternatively, students can attend an Intro to Teaching Classical Pilates workshop on February 17 from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The workshop begins with a discussion of Pilates, and then proceeds to break down the five basic mat exercises and the basic Reformer machine exercises. At the end of the class, students can apply their newly learned skills in a practice teaching session. Space for the February 17 workshop is limited, but if the class reaches capacity, Functional Strength Pilates will offer another workshop on February 24.
Functional Strength Pilates
Dancer, teacher, lawyer, salesperson. These were the titles held by Functional Strength Pilates’s staff before they ditched their day jobs to pursue their passion for the more-than-80-year-old practice. Out of two Denver–area locations they teach traditional Pilates, which shows students how to breathe mindfully while aligning their spines to strengthen their cores. Continued practice can help students to decompress their joints so they can move more fluidly than the Vitruvian man doing the backstroke. The exercise also integrates well with rehabilitation regimens, which explains why the staff works closely with area physical therapists, orthopedic doctors, and chiropractors and their patients. Each of the two studios bolsters the Pilates curriculum with different supplemental practices—personal training at the Lone Tree location and yoga classes in Castle Rock.