In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with this Groupon.
$40 for a Pilates DVD with a Private Mat Class ($100 Value)
A DVD supplies instruction for students who practice Pilates at home. In addition, a live instructor offers one-on-one coaching during a private in-studio mat class.
Great Pilates Now
Unlike the Pilates studios that inhabit neighborhoods throughout the country, Great Pilates Now primarily inhabits cyberspace. With a membership to the online studio, athletes can Skype with studio head Judith Farmer for body assessments and guided workouts. Alternatively, they can stream selections from her library of original, equipment-free Pilates videos, which Farmer updates weekly. With seven children of her own, Farmer understands the mechanics of prenatal Pilates from firsthand experience; however, she also expertly designs core-strengthening workouts for teens, seniors, and beginners, who still need to be convinced that mat classes aren’t only for mats. To complement her online offerings, Farmer offers classes in a 1,600-square-foot studio and facilitates overall health with wellness and weight-loss coaching.