Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with this Groupon.
$35 for Seven Pilates Classes (Up to $175 Value)
Students can take any Pilates classes, including mat Pilates fusion, which incorporates various props, and springboard classes that use abs as stabilizers. Students must complete at least six Level 1 reformer classes before taking advanced reformer classes. See the class schedule for each location.
Recycled furnishings punctuate robin’s-egg-blue walls and glossy, natural bamboo floors inside Chakra Pilates’ tranquil studio, where a team of seasoned instructors steers students through the gentle muscle-toning postures of Pilates and yoga. They position participants atop Reformer apparatuses and mats during Pilates classes, scrutinizing each student’s unique corporeal mechanics and can-can-dance abilities to ensure proper, custom guidance.
Named after the concept of chakras—centers of energy located throughout the body—the studio also singes calories with spirited barre cardio sessions, cultivates pregnancy comfort with prenatal and postnatal classes, and enlightens budding instructors with teacher-training programs.
Though Chakra Pilates sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Vida Pilates UTC/UC
Housed in San Diego, the international team of certified instructors at the helm of Vida Pilates aren't just trained in the center's namesake fitness style. Many have also developed skills in barre fitness, physical therapy, soccer, ballet, and modern dance. At the studio, they call upon all this expertise while helping others achieve long, lean muscles in three levels of Pilates-reformer classes. Though the classes––which increase in difficulty––focus on different muscle groups, each one aims to increase muscle tone and flexibility in the core region.
But the staff doesn't limit its clients to reformer work. The Booty Barre program blends techniques from Pilates, yoga, and dance into sensual, whole-body workouts set to upbeat music. With no prior dance experience required, visitors perform strength- and flexibility-training exercises as well as isometric workouts with balls, rings, and other props. Attendees also can take part in Zumba classes, an upbeat dance fitness program focused on body-sculpting movement with easy-to-follow dance.