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Push Pilates owner Val Russell draws from her 10 years of experience
studying human physiology and lifelong practice of dance, gymnastics, and circus
arts to construct the studio''s curriculum of movement-based workouts. During Pilates
sessions, students can either learn to perform floor-based mat exercises or opt
to work out on the spring-loaded Reformers, Cadillacs, and Wunda Chairs. Yoga-class
instructors incorporate athletic poses into flowing Vinyasa-style sequences, linking
one pose to the next with balance-challenging movement and breathing exercises.
During aerial-arts lessons, students learn to reenact scenes from 2001: A Space
Odyssey as they dangle from ceiling-mounted silk slings or metal hoops. Outside
of the classroom, the center''s massage services can soothe and rejuvenate any weary
muscles or vestigial wings.'