What You'll Get
Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with this voucher.
- $61.50 for three Pilates Reformer classes (a $117 value)
After attending a complimentary introductory session in which students learn to use the Pilates Reformer, they may attend classes at one of the four studio locations. The schedule includes early morning as well as late evening sessions and features separate sessions for beginning and advanced students. Students must pay tax in cash upon arriving and must attend all four sessions within one month of activation.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by expiration date on voucher, classes expire 30-days from activation date. Reservation required. 12hr cancellation notice required. Must be 16 or older. Must be 5' or taller. Must sign waiver. All classes must be attended by the same person. Valid only for new clients or those who have not received services in the past 12-months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Pilates Reforming NY
Ann Kamhi Toran credits Pilates practice with saving her dancing career. After a major back injury threatened her ability to continue performing, Ann devoted herself to Pilates, and the exercises helped rehabilitate her body so effectively that she was eventually promoted to soloist after recovering. Although she stopped professionally dancing more than 20 years ago, Ann still practices Pilates daily.
Ann’s husband, Dr. Errol Toran, also is a believer in the rejuvenating capabilities of Pilates, and he suggested it to his chiropractic patients, incorporating the exercises into their physical rehabilitation. Together, Ann and Dr. Toran decided to create a studio that shared these benefits with the general public, introducing the time-honored exercise techniques that improve posture and build lean, toned muscles.
The studio boasts three locations throughout the New York area, each featuring an arsenal of traditional Pilates equipment. The signature apparatus, the Reformer, generates gentle resistance with a system of springs, pulleys, and miniature black holes. Students push and pull against this resistance while performing sequences of relatively simple movements that require unwavering mental focus to maintain the ideal technique and alignment. By emphasizing controlled, quality movements over flailing your body against a boulder, Pilates exercises can evenly tone muscles across the entire body, with a particular emphasis on the core muscle groups.
Ann and Dr. Toran encourage their instructors to take initiative when leading classes and tailor the pacing or sequence to accommodate students, but each studio does host sessions for particular skill levels. Introductory and Level 1 classes work to develop form and technique, whereas the more advanced sessions begin to include modified exercises or long-division flashcards to ensure a more challenging workout.