Core strength is one of the fundamental tenets of health, alongside flexibility and never eating thumbtacks unless they are safely encased in wax. Sharpen your physique with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for 10 yoga, Pilates mat, or tai chi classes (a $150 value)
- $45 for 20 yoga, Pilates mat, or tai chi classes (a $300 value)
- $99 for 5 private Pilates classes (a $340 value)
Yoga and Pilates mat classes focus on the basics of each exercise format, strengthening the core and introducing methods for pairing breathing with movements. Teachers guide meditative sessions of tai chi's slow, deliberate movements, which translate into a martial art when sped up. Private Pilates sessions make use of the studio's advanced apparatus, such as reformers, towers, and other smaller props.
Pilates for Life
Cathy Moses Baldasserini studied dance and therapy and received full scholarships to New York dance conservatories such as Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. She began practicing Pilates as a way to hone and refine her body, the instrument of her self-expression. Now, she teaches it full time at her fitness-dedicated studio, Pilates for Life.
Joined by nine other teachers, Cathy reforms students' bodies with both basic and machine-assisted Pilates, yoga, kettlebells, and tai chi classes. She uses Pilates for its renowned ability to strengthen the site of injuries or chronic pain and to provide conditioning for weak joints, problem backs, and those who have osteoporosis. She also implements devices such as reformers—a system of pulleys and sliding platforms that enhance Pilates's classic horizontal exercises—and towers, which incorporate the natural resistance of gravity into Pilates movements.