Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a trio of Pilates sessions at Breath of Vitality in Boardman (a $88 total value). The trio includes:
• 60-minute private equipment session (a $50 value)
• 60-minute group equipment session (a $23 value)
• 60-minute group mat session (a $15 value)
The certified and skilled instructors at Breath of Vitality lead flocks of svelteness-seekers through a series of three limb-loosening and core-strengthening Pilates sessions. The one-hour equipment sessions—a group lesson and a one-on-one private lesson with an instructor—beckon students to bend and stretch muscles with Pilates equipment, such as reformers, cadillac, stability chairs, spine correctors, and the Pilates ladder barrel. The Pilates reformer reduces joint stress by loading variable resistance onto specific muscles and working to facilitate correct movements. The Pilates mat session eschews mechanical methods and instead strengthens torsos on the floor, bulking up core muscles, challenging balance, and enhancing efficiency of movement, much like squirting WD-40 into kneecaps and elbows.