Exercise keeps the body in peak condition, which explains the marbleized ThighMaster lying next to Michelangelo's David. Enjoy an anatomical renaissance with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two weeks of unlimited barre-fitness classes at Barre & More Fitness Studio and Spa in Homewood (a $300 value).
An upscale studio that unites energizing workouts with relaxing spa services, Barre & More sculpts long, lean physiques with a lineup of barre classes inspired by ballerinas’ stretching and strengthening routines. Experienced instructors fill each one-hour session with enthusiasm and encouragement, helping students to get inspired without forcing them to whistle the national anthem. Sitting, kneeling, and standing moves that rely on the body's own resistance tone sinews as they build flexibility in the arms, the legs, and the back and promote posture-bolstering strength in the core. One side of the body compensates for the other during weight-bearing exercises, which can help to prevent osteoporosis by strengthening bones in the hips and the ankles, and deep, graceful stretches help to lift sagging seats, freeing pants from their complicated pulley systems.