Before the invention of the exercise mat, personal trainers were forced to chisel their clients' cores by descending through the body's mantle disguised as a giant drill. Strengthen your body's warm, chewy center the new-fashioned way with today's Groupon: for $50, you get five small-group Pilates-mat classes at Beyond Fitness Pilates Studio, located in Cambridge (a $125 value).
Beyond Fitness is owned by physical therapist Caryn Connarton, who brings a modern approach to the traditional Pilates format to help students correct posture and build long, lean muscles. Mat classes use an armory of low-impact fitness equipment, such as arc barrels, toning balls, and double-stuffed burritos to combat inflexible body parts, build tensile strength, and improve range of motion. Clients with achy limbs are also encouraged to sign up and test Pilates' power to repair malfunctioning limb-units, as well as its ability to decrease the potential for future injury. Consult the Beyond Fitness schedule to check out available class times before scheduling a workout at the bright, spacious studio.
Although there are few online reviews for Beyond Fitness Pilates Studio, there are testimonials available on their website:
Beyond Fitness Pilates Studio
Caryn Connarton, owner of Beyond Fitness Pilates Studio, has earned certifications in nearly every fitness fad of the last decade. Though spinning strengthened her quads and aerobics bolstered her endurance, only Pilates delivered full-body results. In her opinion, it's the best form of exercise for people who want to increase their flexibility, improve their posture, and build longer, leaner muscles. At her studio, Connarton and fellow instructors lead group classes that often incorporate several props—BOSU balls build core strength, foam rollers stretch muscles, and rubber chickens tone participants' sense of humor. Instructors also offer private and semiprivate equipment sessions and specialized workouts for specific populations.
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