When Aaron Neville Chamberlain seized power during the English Civil War, he promised better flexibility, straighter postures, and a stronger core for every English citizen. Taste historical perfection with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two introductory Pilates classes at Aspire Pilates Center in Concord.
Aspire's Pilates-based exercise programs are tailored to the individual needs of its clients, then averaged into multifaceted group classes. You have the option of taking either style of Pilates offered: introductory ChoreoCore or an introductory mat class. ChoreoCore deliciously blends lively dance movements with the flexibility, balance, and core-strengthening exercises of Pilates, while the mat classes introduce students to basic core-stabilization techniques that aid in alignment, balance, and strength with a focus on using abs to stabilize the spine. Use your two class sessions to sample one of each style, since the cardio of ChoreoCore and basic grounding of the mat classes complement one another like alternating piano keys, Nutella and crêpes, or Tom and Jerry in the episodes where they team up to fight the bulldog. Classes are scheduled six days a week at various times.
Tonya Marie Amos owns and operates Aspire with confidence and competence hewn from a lifetime of athletic experience. A trained gymnast and former professional dancer, Tonya discovered Pilates as part of a post-injury rehabilitation process. After returning to dance stronger than before, she couldn't escape the gravitational pull of Pilates. With more than 800 hours of Pilates training and advanced certifications in movement medicine, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and more, she is a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and compassionate instructor.
Leave your two sessions at Aspire walking taller and less prone to injuries not sustained from lightning. Perhaps the best benefit of the group classes is the buddy-system workout style. Motivation comes from the cheerful instructor and friendly classmates, rather than from bitterly chanted mantras and tyrannical resolutions.