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.
$35 for 10 Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes (Up to $170 Value)
Instructors tone limbs and cores with Pilates and yoga classes, complemented by a trio of barre classes. Basic barre-method classes involve working and stretching muscles over 55 minutes, though accelerated express classes are tucked into the schedule as well. They also teach cardio barre classes, which amp up the pace of exercises to add endurance training into the mix.
The Union Method
Tami Jones was a dancer since she was 2 years old, but an injury in college prevented her from pursuing it as a career. She turned to Pilates for physical therapy and in it discovered a renewed love of fitness. Later, Tami fused her favorite exercises—dance and Pilates—to create The Union Method, a fitness-focused program that seeks to unite mind, body, and soul while building lean bodies. Now, she and her fellow instructors teach yoga, Pilates, and barre classes to students of all experience levels.