In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one month of unlimited Pilates mat and Pulse fitness classes (a $150 value)
- $39 for 10 Pilates mat classes (a $100 value)
During 55-minute mat Pilates classes, instructors demonstrate techniques for improving flexibility, core strength, and posture, modifying the stretches to suit any fitness level. Alternatively, they test groups’ endurance with the cardio conditioning exercises of 45-minute Pulse fitness classes. Click here for a class schedule.
Jake and Natalie Dent both stand as proof that Pilates can augment even the toughest fitness regimens. Natalie discovered the technique while training for CrossFit competitions, finding that its series of core-strengthening stretches led to increased body awareness and balance during her more laborious routines. Jake, another CrossFit athlete, recognized the core-strengthening benefits of Pilates after becoming an ISSA-certified personal trainer and a member of the Marine Corps.
Today, the couple celebrates the exercise form during small classes at their own studio. Their fitness-oriented lifestyles enable them to modify workouts for all types of students, from athletes hoping to improve their performance to prop comics wishing to regain mobility after a banana peel-related injury. They, whether on a mat or a Reformer machine, always emphasize solid form over speed, and demonstrate how the body and mind are linked when it comes to wellness—a holistic approach espoused by the form’s creator, Joseph Pilates.