Sometimes it takes special equipment to get in shape, such as a Pilates Reformer or a rope with one end around your waist and the other tied to a spooked mule. Try to keep up with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for three Pilates mat classes (a $75 value)
- $65 for three Pilates mat classes and three reformer classes (a $195 value)
- $65 for two private Pilates lessons (a $160 value)
- $40 for three Pilates reformer classes (a $120 value)
Group mat classes work core muscles and improve spine flexibility, whereas reformer classes, capped at five participants, achieve similar effects with the Universal Reformer--a classic Pilates bed with springs beneath its surface. All classes are 60-minutes long. For more information, see the class descriptions; for times, see the schedule.
Allison Gonzalez spent two decades as a ballerina, and more than half of that time using Pilates as a cross-training method. Eventually, Allison earned her instructor certification and began teaching Pilates professionally, utilizing her dancer's grace on Pilates mats and reformers. Nowadays, she helms a studio--Purely Pilates--that stays true to Joseph Pilates' original vision.
Joe, who was a boxer and gymnast, developed his exercise regime in the 1920s with the goal of strengthening the body's "powerhouse"--which includes the abs, lower back and butt, but not the coal furnace at the back of our skulls. His roster of more than 500 exercises, plus his five signature pieces of resistance equipment, continue to influence Purely Pilates' intimate classes today--regardless of which fully-certified instructor leads them and if they are group-style or private lessons.