Today’s Groupon gets you five conditioning gyrokinesis and/or Pilates mat classes with Geometry Pilates for $35. Mix and match your classes and prepare your body to become capable of contorting into letters and spelling out words from the 2006 National Spelling Bee.
Geometry Pilates’s lovely facilities use the patented wonder of the Gyrotonic Expansion System, whose use across the world has successfully conditioned dancers, athletes, and fantastically strong bodybuilding giraffes poised to compete with humanity. Borrowed from the honored art of gyro-making, gyrokinesis emphasizes a physical workout that frees the muscles and joints from crippling tension through spine, hip, arch, and abdominal exercises and stretches. Mat classes unite the yin and yang of body and mind as your focused abdominals focus deeply on supporting the focused weight of your body. More effective and more natural than a hyperactive vibration belt, your half-dozen egg-carton abs will thank you.
The classes are taught by four certified Pilates and gyrotonic instructors and are a wonderfully serene way of demanding exertion from your body. Without using weights, you’ll learn the tools to administer rigorous exercises for the future of your health and the relief of your body through a blessedly natural workout. Geometry Pilates seeks to rejuvenate the body and bring it to a level of fitness efficacy that promotes healthy living and impressive levels of posture.
Note: All five classes must be completed before the expiration date. Call in advance to make your appointment. Pilates mat classes (45–50 minutes) are currently offered Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., Wedensday at 6 p.m., Thursday at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturday at noon; gyrokinesis classes (one hour) are Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Geometry Pilates gets a unanimous five stars from seven Citysearchers:
- I have worked out at Geometry for the past three years… I now have firm arms… and I am two sizes smaller in pants and skirts WITHOUT dropping more than a couple of pounds – Teri Lund, Website Testimonial
- Best studio in Portland! I've been to many studios in the area and Geometry is definitely the best. The staff is extremely knowledgeable in Classical Pilates and offer challenging customized workouts. – taylorphillips, Citysearch
- The instructors are very skilled at challenging students, but also at working simultaneously with students of slightly different levels or with injuries. – CarrieD, Citysearch
- Before you know it, you'll be doing things you never thought your body could do! – sarahwjones, Citysearch
Pilates in America
Pilates first came to national attention during the lead-up to the 1985 Super Bowl when the Chicago Bears released “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” the first Grammy-nominated performance by a football team. The song came together when the team spontaneously improvised the lyrics to the song in the locker room.
Lovable Bears defensive lineman William “The Refrigerator” Perry is generally considered the Godfather of American Pilates due to his memorably rapped couplet: “You’re lookin’ at the Fridge / Pilates focuses on the core to improve strength and posture.” The Fridge continued to influence the popularity of Pilates in America when he guest-starred in an episode of the The A-Team, playing the deceased German founder of Pilates, Joseph “The Refrigerator” Pilates. The memorable episode is re-run every July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.
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