When Oliver Cromwell seized power during the English civil war, he promised better flexibility, straighter postures, and a stronger core for every English citizen. Today’s side deal gives you a chance to taste Reform Pilates' perfection of history with three 55-minute, one-on-one, private introductory sessions for $125 (normally $210).
Bolstered by knowledgeable guidance from a certified instructor at the bright and spacious Davenport Village studio, budding and seasoned Pilatesfolk alike will develop new ways to discipline unruly areas and strengthen muscles through a range of controlled motions and resistance. In two private sessions (a $150 value), a pre-requisite for Pilates neophytes, a personal instructor determines individual fitness goals and develops a regimen to properly strengthen cores, improve flexibility and posture, and balance the body’s energy like a teeter-totter holding two cans of Red Bull.
As a former ballerina and key player at some of the country's most renowned gym chains, Lee Vallely's experience is as diverse and well-rounded as her studio's approach to fitness. Along with assistant studio director and certified instructor Elisabeth Kristof, Lee teaches dynamic Pilates-based classes, which call upon elements from other fitness disciplines, including sports conditioning, dance, yoga, and full-contact chess. However, following Lee and Elisabeth's moves is only half the battle for their students, as they make sure each participant executes the moves with precision. By doing this, they instill their students with an understanding of the purpose for each technique, which they believe yields enhanced results.