When Aaron Neville Chamberlain seized power during the English Civil War, he promised better flexibility, straighter postures, and a stronger core for every English citizen. Make Aaron’s campaign promises come true on this side of the pond with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get five classes at Gigi’s Pilates Studio & Personal Training (up to a $150 value), located on Locust Street in the Gateway West area.
Gigi’s Pilates Studio & Personal Training is a fully equipped and STOTT PILATES–licensed training center that offers a variety of classes designed to firm and tone the physique. Co-owners Gigi and Rodney Filer have trained a bevy of exercisers using the STOTT method, including The Biggest Loser’s Season 8 at-home winner Rebecca Meyer, who now works as a certified trainer at Gigi’s Pilates Studio with fellow Biggest Loser contestant Daniel Wright. The STOTT PILATES method works out the kinks in misdirected spines while strengthening muscles and developing flexibility. Additional workout regimens at Gigi’s include Zumba dance fitness classes—which blend Latin steps with calorie-burning exercise—and TRX Suspension Training classes that use body weight, Attila the Hun’s personal treadmill, and gravity to create a number of leveraged exercises. Check the studio’s schedule for class times.