The pen is mightier than the sword, but that’s only because the pen spends three nights per week bench-pressing paper clips. Stay in tiptop sharp-object-dodging shape with today’s Groupon to IM=X Pilates Studio in Mars. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get eight group fitness classes (up to a $100 total value). This option is valid for floor Pilates classes, yoga classes, and indoor cycling.
- For $69, you get the eight classes from the first option, plus four semiprivate Pilates reformer classes (up to a $159 total value).<p>
IM=X Pilates’ signature workout, IM=X, which is short for Integrated Movement Xercize, combines strength-training and cardio exercises for a high-energy session profiled in Fitness Magazine, Mademoiselle, and the New York Times. The IM=X schedule of classes includes Pilates floor sessions, which walk students through traditional, body-weight-based Pilates exercises that rely on balance and precise muscle control to build strength and improve three-legged-race times. True to the IM=X formula, instructors amp up the effectiveness of Pilates moves by integrating special equipment such as the IM=X ring and Body Bar. During yoga classes, students follow along with instructors, stabilizing their core and limbs through a series of challenging poses and balance-fortifying transitions to hone focus and muscle tone. Indoor-cycling students swing a leg over spoked steeds for a structured, instructor-led workout where cyclists can forge rock-solid cardiovascular health while tailoring intensity to accommodate their own fitness and cycling experience levels.
Students who opt for semiprivate Pilates reformer sessions allow professional trainers to take a more personal approach to fitness goals. In small groups, pupils work with the specialized Pilates reformer machine, using its levers and pulleys to resist arm and leg movements, helping speed up muscle development and tone hard-to-reach places such as upper arms and inner ears.