Pilates classrooms will likely be landmarks of great historical importance one day, given that they contain more reformers and towers than any single location since the Bastille. Shape your body's future with this Groupon.
$49 for Three Small Group Pilates Reformer-Tower Classes ($105 Value)
In Pilates reformer-tower classes, four to six students join their instructor for a 60-minute sweatfest employing equipment such as mats, reformer machines, and tower machines. Beginners take the first steps toward mastering breathing and activating their cores as they perform basic mat work and machine-assisted exercises. Intermediate classes incinerate calories with considerably more intense workouts that deeply activate the core muscles during warm-ups, preparing them to perform exercises on mats, towers, and reformers.
Gramercy Pilates Fitness
Twelve certified teachers. Fifty group classes a week. A 2,500-square-foot loft studio. Owners Ernie Fossa and Steven Wheeler created the gym they dreamed of 10 years ago to help patrons improve the way they look and feel. Cot-like reformer machines slung low to the ground line the walls, punctuated by the high metal bars of a tower machine. Both contraptions aid exercisers in engaging their cores and sinking more deeply into stretches, lengthening the standard motions of Pilates, increasing resistance levels, and relieving joints of possible strains. The ample number of instructors means class sizes remain between four and six students, ensuring easy access to the equipment and individual attention for all. For more personalized workouts, patrons can opt for one-on-one sessions with a certified instructor or one of the studio directors, who will motivate them through tailored workouts that combine mat and machine work.