Pilates combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Sculpt rock-hard abdominals with today's Groupon: for $80, you get three private Pilates classes at Fusion Pilates Asheville (a $195 value).
Inside Fusion Pilates Asheville's team of certified instructors guides students through mat- and machine-based classes. During the 55-minute private sessions, clients learn to use the studio's specialized Pilates machines, such as the cadillac, spine corrector, and Al Czervik's golf bag. The equipment's spring-resistant technology and system of ropes and pulleys resist students' movements, building long, lean physiques without swaddling bodies in bulky muscle parkas. Since each move works to restore the body to its natural alignment, students may opt for comfortable workout attire instead of cumbersome spine scaffolding.