Exercising is one of the cornerstones of good health, along with never kissing anything at the doctor's office. Keep your body in check with this Groupon.
$49 for Five Barre Fitness Classes ($100 Value)
Instructors lead two types of 45-minute barre fitness classes, which blend Pilates and ballet techniques to lengthen and tone muscle while often employing a ballet barre for leverage. Kettle-barre classes teach the proper form for swinging and lifting kettlebells along with invigorating floor and mat work. Alternatively, power-barre sessions segue from Pilates and dance stretches into conditioning exercises, and they demonstrate isolated movements that engage the upper body. Students should bring socks and fitness mats to class. Click here for a class schedule.
Following handshakes, Stephanie Forbes Hudgins’s preferred greeting for new clients is inspections of their spines. The certified Pilates instructor conducts detailed alignment evaluations as part of introductory sessions, during which she studies new students’ postures, pinpoints their goals, and outlines their medical histories. The consultations enable her to personalize her future lessons—she is well versed in making her exercises easier to accommodate those who are injured, pregnant, or really full. Her studio's policy is one of universal acceptance: guests of every age and experience level are welcome.
The team of instructors' private, duet, and group lessons encompass the focused stretches and core-tightening holds of both classic and modern Pilates, aided by ample tools such as Reformers, chairs, balls, tubing, and TRX Suspension cords. Her staff's curriculum reaches beyond Pilates to include barre fitness and other disciplines. Zumba classes, for example, take visitors through festive cardio-dance routines, and sessions of assisted stretching release muscular tension while ensuring that you don't lunge too deeply and become permanently stuck.