Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans to stand up to the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three classes at RockIt Body Pilates, valid at the Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach locations (a $117 value).
Voted Best Personal Training 2011 by Southbay magazine, RockIt Body Pilates' pulse-pounding classes employ dynamic ab-centric exercises to help to trim fat, tone muscle, and fortify cores. During 50-minute RockIt Barre classes, upbeat instructors motivate participants as they stretch sinews and kick-start circulation through a fast-paced series of fluid movements centering on the ballet barre for graceful balance, poise, and politely snapped applause. The studio's SPX Proformer classes, named Best Workout 2011 by Southbay, meld Pilates with aerobic and anaerobic training on a specialized Pilates reformer machine. Students can align joints and burn fat in these supportive group classes, which surge with energizing tunes performed by musically inclined resistance bands. For a more playful workout, RockIt Recess classes engage pupils with a variety of props and plyometric exercises throughout the studio to sculpt fit physiques with the speed and precision of an espresso-fueled Michelangelo.
A flexible schedule allows students with busy days to amble into late-night, morning, and weekend classes to strengthen cores in the pristine, spacious studios. All pupils must don tread socks (available for purchase at the front desk) to ensure safety and cleanliness and to disguise famous tootsies from eager foot-philic paparazzi.
RockIt Body Pilates
As a working actress, Judie Aronson was always working out. She moved from one workout modality to the next, but it wasn’t until the fitness devotee came across a fusion of Pilates, cardio, and strength training that she knew she’d found an exercise formula that wasn’t only effective, but engrossing. Wishing to share her discovery with the community without investing in a 20-ton megaphone, Aronson opened her RockIt Body Pilates studio, which garnered a plethora of enthusiastic press, including the accolade of Best Workout Trend and Best Personal Training 2011 from Southbay magazine. She and her team of trainers introduce clients to dynamic, challenging, and fun workout sessions that target a variety of muscles using specialized Pilates equipment.
RockIt Body's two locations, in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, have become successful enough to garner commercial attention from a television camera. Aronson's many clients have included Bill Engvall, who used the studio when preparing for Dancing With the Stars, and Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, who is now a trainer at RockIt Body Pilates.