Before Pilates, those looking to tighten their core were forced to exercise at six times normal gravity inside high-speed centrifuges, hoping the excessive speed would simply fling the fat off. Strengthen your body in elegant, non-centripetal fashion with today's Groupon: for $35, you get your choice of three Reformer classes, four mat classes, or four springboard classes at Optimum Pilates in Oakland (up to a $105 value).
Rub some wind into your Pilates sails with one of three distinct class formats, all of which are conducted in small training groups. If you so desire, partake in three Reformer classes ($105 value), which combine resistance exercises with body alignment mindfulness, amplifying both your flexibility and overall sense of balance. Or, take a twist on a classic with four mat classes ($100 value), where you can rock your core with more than just the mat and floor, utilizing the endorphin-inducing power of foam rollers, toning balls, and balance trainers. For additional apparatus-assisted action, the four springboard classes ($100 value) will challenge the core through a series of traditional and new-wave moves. Affixed to a specially designed board, looped legs and handled hands push to the resistant limit from warm-up to burnout. Classes are offered seven days a week at various times; check out the schedule.
The intimate classes at Optimum Pilates are fueled by both the collective group energy and the comprehensive instruction delivered by a team of master trainers, all of whom have 10 or more years of experience. Hailing from eclectic backgrounds ranging from dance to comparative literature, these veteran instructors will happily discuss any goals or concerns you may have.
Class types cannot be mixed and matched.
Five Yelpers give Optimum Pilates an average of 4.5 stars:
- I love pilates, it seems to be what my body needs. The instructors are nice as well as knowledgeable. – Noelle M.
- They are fabulous, and have restored my somewhat crooked body to a much more even and strong shape. – vali f.
- [N]ice, clean, well-lit facilities. studio features small classes conducted by excellent instructors. – jewel r.