More people than ever are living a sedentary lifestyle: waking up in their race-car beds, driving to work in their race cars, sitting for eight hours in the passenger seats of experimental race cars as men in lab coats slam them into concrete walls, and then driving home again. Race to fitness with today's Groupon at Agile Monkey Pilates Studio in Santa Cruz. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get three mat classes (a $48 value).
- For $75, you get two private sessions with a certified instructor (a $150 value).
Author, massage therapist, former dancer, and world-reaching Pilates educator Lisa Graham oversees Agile Monkey Pilates Studio, aiming to provide the tools for students to fine-tune their physiques and better understand their bodies. In a spacious, light-filled studio annex, four senior instructors with years of teaching experience lead evening and morning group mat classes.
Meanwhile in the main studio, private sessions taught by senior instructors target the idiosyncrasies of individual clients, whether they are using Pilates to improve overall fitness, recover from an injury, assist with childbirth, or astound nearby cobras. Broad in range, these lessons incorporate a full complement of mat routines, Balanced Body Pilates equipment, and motivational polka lyrics.
Students start by practicing simple movements, and continue to acclimate muscles with increasingly challenging exercises that improve posture, flexibility, and strength. Sessions seek to leave practitioners with greater body awareness, reduced chance of injury, and the ability to stretch high fives across highway medians.
Downtown Santa Cruz
128A Pearl Alley
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions