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How many times have you wound up to whack a golf ball only to completely miss because your rotational mobility isn’t up to par? If you answered “often,” get today’s Groupon, a 50-minute one-on-one Pilates or GYROTONIC session from CORE for $37 (51% off a $75 value). While most people think about Pilates in the broader sense of improved fitness and flexibility, CORE knows that both Pilates and GYROTONIC can be applied to improve your golf game; GYROTONIC improves the range of motion in your swing and Pilates helps improve balance and strengthen core muscles.
Of course, you don’t need to be a golfer to benefit from these classes. Pilates and GYROTONIC are good for building strength, toning muscles, and improving flexibility to play sports or just improve your general fitness. GYROTONIC uses principles of yoga, dance, tai chi, and gymnastics to simultaneously stretch, mobilize, and strengthen the entire body. You use a pulley system with weights and rotating handles to simulate the natural movements of the spine. Juliu Horvath, a former dancer, developed the system to help with chronic pain and injuries.
CORE, located on the western edge of Buckhead at 1218 W. Paces Ferry Rd., NW, has a top-notch facility and top-notch instructors. Customers rave about the relaxing studio ambience and the talented instructors who are classically trained in the full repertoire of Pilates mat and apparatus exercises.
CORE was featured on CBS Atlanta, and it has a perfect five-star rating from Citysearchers and KUDZU reviewers. Here’s what they’re saying: > * The instructors are by far the best in Atlanta. Everyone there brings a unique talent, background & personality that allows you to take advantage of all the best teaching methods out there. Everyone @ the studio is warm, friendly & professional. – ktwlga, Citysearch > * I would highly recommend the studio to anyone interested in Pilates and/or Gyrotonic. The staff is friendly, professional and above all extremely knowledgeable. They seem dedicated to providing top-notch instruction and service. The studio ambience is relaxed yet focused and the equipment is impeccable. The location and parking are also great! – ea720, Citysearch > * I have been working out at CORE for almost a year and have been very pleased with the entire staff, their knowledge and continued education that they have and receive. I love the environment. CORE is very welcoming to beginners, those getting back into Pilates and Gyro- and can push those clients that have been there for a while. (I have never been bored and get a great full body workout!) – gt-kbbf, KUDZU
Lesser-Known Benefits of Pilates and GYROTONIC Classes
Aside from the obvious fitness benefits of Pilates and GYROTONIC classes, there are plenty of lesser-known benefits awaiting you should you get your Groupon:
- Use your feet like third and fourth hands and your head like a third foot.
- Sit double cross-legged.
- Do really well on those elementary school Presidential Fitness Evaluations. You know, the ones with all the stretching and strength tests?
- Contort your body to look like an elementary school student’s so you can sneak into elementary school to compete.
- Put on hip-hop music and grind on yourself.