Author of eight books and an internationally recognized Pilates authority, Ellie Herman helms a studio specializing in invigorating classes including a variety of yoga and Pilates options. Shape solar plexuses while unhitching tense tendons in Pilates or MELT, a course that uses simple tools to help enhance body awareness and soothe fraying nerves. Those seeking a multifarious workout should opt for intenSati, a sweat-inducing session that amalgamates aerobics, martial arts, dance, and hamster-wheel endurance for a high-intensity exercise. Ellie Herman Annex Studios offers fitness classes accompanied by props, such as a Pilates springboard and physioball, to give bodies a comprehensive workout while occupying idle hands. Groupon buyers also receive a 20% discount on all in-store merchandise. Click here for the full schedule.
Bradford Method’s unparalleled approach to fitness uses springs, bands and pulleys to permanently alter the structure and shape of your body. Pilates-inspired cross-training sculpts and melts away the pounds simultaneously. Uncover your best body and your healthiest, happiest life - let’s get started.
B East RealRyder Fitness Studio offers an eclectic selection of classes that includes Pilates, yoga, and muscle-building in addition to its signature indoor cycling. These stationary spinning sessions are held on state-of-the-art RealRyder bikes that mimic the motion and sensation of a real bike in their ability to steer and lean side to side. The result is a total-body cardio workout that challenges the upper body and core muscles along with the legs and thighs. The esteemed instructors promise to steer you to a svelter self aboard the high-end vessels. B East also offers non-spinning courses (sometimes outdoors) for cyclephobes, so those preferring to burn countless calories beneath the sun can do it. Consult the class schedule here and call ahead to reserve a class.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships, and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife Kathryn were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years.
Today, Arthur Murray's team, in its 100th year of teaching, prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend jaunts in a fun setting that promotes learning, fun, self-confidence, and physical activity. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired with an instructor, who will assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout programs, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a menu of 29 styles, including Latin and country western, helping students learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
Norma Jean Pilates is a multidimensional facility that helps its clients connect body and mind with fitness and wellness programs. On the fitness side, instructors lead small-group classes, such as apparatus and mat Pilates, yoga, and boot camp. Meanwhile, Norma Jean's wellness services include massage, acupuncture, and body wraps that result in clients emerging as airborne butterflies. During visits to the healing center, guests can also relax in the studio or enjoy a coffee or tea on the outdoor lounge.