Yoga can increase your flexibility—a crucial trait to have if you ever want to finally find out where your mail goes. Seek the truth with this Groupon.
$39 for 10 Drop-In Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes ($100 Value)
Reduce stress and improve flexibility with yoga poses and breathing, or tone your core with Pilates sessions. During the barre classes, instructors use one-on-one attention and classical ballet-barre methods to strengthen and lengthen the body, all to the beat of high-energy music. Every class is limited to about 15 people, which is just enough to build a post-session human pyramid.
The Movement Center
Ronda Arndorfer began exploring Pilates in 2001 at the age of 40, when she was trying to recover from the multiple running injuries she incurred while training for her first marathon. Her rehabilitation was so successful that she decided to learn how to share the experience with others. She became a certified Pilates instructor and—after opening a studio out of her home—eventually founded The Movement Center, a place where students can restore both body and mind in a positive, lighthearted environment. Arndorfer continues to attend workshops and teacher trainings with master instructors throughout the country, and some of her staff members have trained in Pilates via Arndorfer's teacher-certification program.
Arndorfer's passion for movement has paid off: the center has been featured in numerous television and magazine media outlets and was voted the Best Pilates Studio by CityVoter in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In addition to traditional yoga and Pilates classes, the crew offers innovative and challenging techniques such as aerial yoga—in which students "float" on a trapeze-like swing—and yoga performed on open water using a standup paddleboard. Barre classes require students to hold onto a ballet barre or the outstretched arm of a handsome stranger while strengthening muscles with a mix of yoga- and Pilates-inspired moves.
The center's team includes massage therapists, a nutritionist, and a physical therapist and certified Feldenkrais practitioner who continue the healing that begins within each class. They also offer childcare for guests' convenience.