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 to Brand E Pilates. Choose between the following options:
• For $29, you get four Pilates sessions (a $76 value).
• For $125, you get five personal-training sessions (a $300 value).
Brand E Pilates molds muscles and tones tendons with experienced instructor Brandy Daugherty's own blend of mat and reformer Pilates. During each total-body-conditioning class, students learn to harness the power of their mind matter to stretch and strengthen their entire bodies and improve posture, flexibility, and balance—three key components in becoming a master plate spinner or Speaker of the House. Each class has about five students, allowing for a customized training session that fits every experience level. Unlike fitness regimens where participants bulk up by stuffing socks in shirtsleeves, Pilates' pure and person-driven approach creates a streamlined body shape. Sessions are scheduled throughout the week at convenient morning, late-afternoon, and early-evening times, so it's easy to incorporate a class into your busy schedule of analyzing game-show reruns for encrypted messages from the Pentagon.
For her one-hour personal-training sessions, Daugherty designs detailed workout plans to fit each customer's lifestyle. Trainees also receive nutrition packets, formulated according to a personalized nutrition plan and Nostradamus predictions recited by a talking carrot.
Brand E Pilates
To give her students a well-rounded workout, Brandy Daugherty isn't content with teaching one style of Pilates. Instead, she blends the regimen's mat and reformer styles so her students can reap the benefits both of their bodies' own resistance and that of the reformer's series of cables, straps, and pulleys. Backed by a dozen certifications—including in Zumba, personal training, and turbo kickboxing—Brandy leads her students through sessions that blend core-stability work with plyometric moves and resistance training. She also switches up the workouts so that the body can’t adapt, because, like baby Hulks, confused muscles grow more quickly. Brandy holds class as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m. to accommodate every schedule, with personal training available on an appointment basis.