Though an explanation of gravity assuages childhood fears of falling up into space, it only feeds adult anxiety about starting to roll down a hill and never being able to stop. Conquer your fear of gravity with today's Groupon: for $30, you get four semiprivate Gravity Pilates classes, four group Gravity strength-training classes, or a mix of both at Gravity Central Fitness in Newington (a $100 value).
Gravity Central Fitness incorporates functional resistance training and cardiovascular exercises into each of its dynamic fitness programs, ensuring a whole-body workout for students of all skill levels. The robust class schedule includes time slots for 60-minute semiprivate Gravity Pilates sessions, which use the natural pull of the earth and the insatiable pull of sticky mats with embedded miniature black holes to generate resistance. No club membership is needed to jump into Gravity Pilates sessions, which revisit traditional reformer techniques to build cord-like sinews and flexible limbs and guide spines back into the upright position they lost after years of scouring sidewalks for free dimes. Students can mix and match Pilates with 45-minute Gravity strength-training classes, which let up to five participants test their major muscle groups with a vigorously paced, full-body endurance workout. By letting attendees monitor and adjust the amount of resistance for each exercise, the studio is able to accommodate all fitness levels and body types.
375 E Cedar St.
Newington, Connecticut 06111