En Route Movement's students sweat their way toward fitter physiques and improved poise in small, personalized Pilates and yoga classes led by a team of certified Pilates instructors and relaxation gurus. The studio's flexible schedule of sessions inspires yogis to sculpt cores and hone flexibility seven days a week. The inviting practice space invites pupils to unfurl mats amid natural light, brick accents, and hanging plants, whose verdant fronds stretch out as if performing graceful and chlorophyll-fueled poses of their own.
Fusing the graceful gestures of ballet and Pilates, the Xtend Barre workout challenges all body parts through a series of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches. The briskly paced, 55-minute workout sculpts and lengthens muscles in the style of traditional Pilates while also increasing one's awareness of posture and the prevalence of squirrels in pink tutus. Xtend's torso-twisting staff will help sculpt bodies proportionally, toning arms, thighs, and lifted derrieres, and can modify workouts for beginners, prenatal clients, or clients with injuries. Offering classes seven days a week, Xtend Barre SLC asks students to arrive for class sporting either socks (grip socks recommended) or suction-bottomed toe rings.
Propulsion Pilates' instructors rely on the familiar Pilates contraptions that fill most studios, but they alter the time-tested workout regimen by incorporating it into a more modern style of circuit training. They combine sequences on the Reformer, Tower, and Wunda Chair with occasional cardio exercises and kettlebell work, creating challenging sessions that manage to refine technique while bolstering strength and flexibility. To keep classes teetering on the cuttingest of edges, the instructors attend at least two Pilates workshops every year to update their mental cache of fitness tricks, but they always leave a little disappointed that a flying Reformer machine appears to be at least another six months off.
Kula's many classes are organized by intensity and tempo level (up-, mixed-, and low-tempo classes are available), and the down-to-earth crew of instructors teaches courses in the Hatha, Anusara, and Vinyasa styles, to name a few. Start your day with an a.m. Start-UP class, simple movements guaranteed to gently pull you out of a state of grogginess or a dream about a hovercraft quest to harvest butterscotch from the Yangtze River basin. Or drop into a fitness-oriented up-tempo class, which packs simple yoga moves into a heart-pumping cardio workout. The unlimited monthly membership allows you to mix and match at Kula's yoga buffet and find the class that suits your needs (check the schedule for class times).
Chiseled core. Leaner muscles. Straightened posture. More restful sleep. Increased lung capacity. These are just some of the benefits of Pilates, and instructor Chantel Tauteoli is prepared to share them at A Beautiful SurpriZe. Her students work toward these benefits as they jump, stand, lie down, or kneel atop Pilates Reformers in group or private lessons, which take place at three area locations.
The friendly instructors at 9th and 9th Pilates utilize the progressive Stott Pilates method, which combines traditional Pilates, contemporary exercise science, and spinal rehabilation techniques in order to improve posture and enhance core strength. This Groupon gets you into any four classes at the studio, enabling you to challenge abdominal muscles in the beginner mat classes or achieve a blissful state through focused breathing in the reformer classes. With 9th & 9th Pilate's small-sized gatherings, you'll get the individual attention needed to maximize flexibility, wipe out lingering stress, and center the mind as though it’s a muscular marble settling inside the great cranial funnel.