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 $50, you get five Pilates classes and a weight-loss consultation at Coastal Body Pilates in Mount Pleasant (a $140 value).
A certified Pilates instructor and sports nutritionist, Coastal Body Pilates’s Lauren Dauscher crafts by-the-book workouts focused on strength, control, and flexibility while managing custom nutritional plans to keep intake healthy and manageable. Derived from a system of 500 controlled exercises, Pilates simultaneously engages multiple muscle groups to improve posture, flexibility, and core strength. Classes cover traditional mat-based programs for beginner, experienced, and advanced pupils as well as modified courses for more targeted workouts. Pilates Sculpt classes toss props into the exercise mix, increasing perspiration and muscle burn using poles, weights, and poorly ventilated mascot costumes. Bolster heart muscles with Bosu Cardio Pilates’s incorporated interval training, or launch a balanced bodily attack of strength training, cardio, and flexibility during Barre Fit sessions. Though students of all ability levels are encouraged to participate, Bosu Cardio programs required previous Pilates experience and a signed note from the estate of Joseph Pilates.
After stretching stubborn bodies into life-lengthening submission, students engage in a one-on-one weight-loss consultation to ensure a speedy unveiling of beachworthy shadows. Drawing from a partnership with Dr. Donald K. Layman—a professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Illinois—Coastal Body Pilates implements an all-encompassing nutritional strategy, shrinking waistlines with diet advice, meal-planning tips, and other weight-loss tactics.
Coastal Body Studio
When sports nutritionist and Coastal Body Studio Director Lauren Dauscher was training for the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis, she sought a workout that not only conditioned the entire body, but also focused on preventing injury. What she discovered was an enduring passion for Pilates training. Lauren began her studies with Penelope Wyer Barrow, who was taught by the master eye of Joseph Pilates’s protégé Romana Kryzanowska, and Lauren has since gone on to learn from countless luminaries of the Pilates universe. Her resulting program helps student build strength, control, and flexibility, a trio of physical abilities ideal for those competing in sports, seeking rehabilitation, or lifting their couch to look for a misplaced gift receipt.
Lauren’s studio blends mat training with work performed on the reformer, barrels, and the wunda chair. She complements workouts with one-on-one nutritional counseling, which includes coaching, meal planning, and dietary support.