A strong core has many benefits, most notably that it can double as a table for sledgehammering a large ice block into a refined, more usable swan ice sculpture. Reap the benefits of a reinforced core with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two group classes at Grace Anatomy Pilates Studio (a $60 value) in Studio City.
Working out on Grace Anatomy's reformers—the roller-and-spring contraptions that work core muscles in a variety of exercises—provides an intense, core-strengthening regimen on cutting-edge Stott Pilates equipment. Grace limits class sizes to five participants, ensuring that each participant receives individual attention from the studio's experienced instructors. Classes, offered for four skill levels, are plentiful, with 46 offerings per week on Grace's schedule, catering to the busy lives of working parents, harried professionals, and road-weary carnival barkers alike.
In addition to providing core-fortifying workouts, Grace's facility and equipment are kept as immaculate as Salvador Dalí's mustache. Private showers and free towel service help smooth the transition to the slack-cored world. The accommodations, paired with Grace's relaxed, welcoming approach to Pilates and spectacular results, have won it rave testimonials from customers, including celebrities such as Ray Romano and Kermit the Frog, the voice of Ray Romano.