In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with today's Groupon: for $29, you get three group classes (a $90 value) at Beyond Pilates on Davie Street. With classes limited to less than six people and an emphasis on personal attention, this classical-style Pilates studio boasts reformer, mat, and combo sessions, all taught by skilled, certified instructors. Multiple classes per day help would-be lengthen-and-tighteners achieve their goals while maintaining busy personal schedules of toothpick-whittling, and the modern, 2,500-square-foot facility inspires limbs to stretch up to new heights.
Beyond Pilates tied for Best Pilates Studio in Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver 2009.