Pilates ensures a vigorous workout without causing undue joint stress, much like water aerobics or jogging on the moon. Reach for the stars with today’s Groupon to Hunt Pilates in Sherman Oaks. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get 5 Pilates mat classes (an $80 value).
- For $49, you get 5 Pilates equipment classes (a $120 value).
- For $79, you get 10 Pilates equipment classes (a $220 value).<p>
Led by founder Kathryn Hunt Anderson, Hunt Pilates’s 1,4000 square feet hosts mat and equipment classes for students of varying skill levels, ardently adhering to the original core-toning techniques created by Joseph Pilates. The schedule gives students ample opportunity to take advantage of the studio’s high-caliber staff, which, much like an Olympian’s birthday party, includes former athletes, gymnasts, and martial artists. During mat classes, students learn to perform a sequence of smooth floor exercises while supporting their own body weight, concentrating their focus as though they were lifting their limbs and cores above a Fabergé egg. Reformer workouts generate gentle amounts of resistance with straps, pulleys, and springs that counteract attendees’ twisting and stretching movements. The instructors can intensify reformer sessions for more experienced students by increasing the pace or by adding controlled lower-body exercises on the reformers’ jumpboards, which help to burn calories and provide an invigorating cardiovascular workout.
Kathryn Hunt is no stranger to movement—she began her dancing career at age 5 and eventually became a professional dancer of Afro-Brazilian and Capoeira styles. It’s no surprise then that she fell in love with Pilates, a form of exercise where movement, coupled with resistance, is key. Today, she puts her passion for motion to use teaching mat and equipment classes with a team of instructors inside a 1,400-square-foot facility with two studios, stocking her hardwood-floored space with a slew of apparatuses that include reformers, towers, cadillacs, and Wunda chairs.