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. Feel the perfection of history with today's Groupon: for $55, you get one month of unlimited mat classes, plus six equipment classes of your choice (choose from Tower or Reformer and Chair), at ImPower Pilates in Hoboken (a $348 value).
ImPower Pilates combines traditional Pilates—the endurance- and repetition-based core-building exercise pioneered by Joseph Pilates—with tailored training equipment capable of increasing strength, flexibility, and balance. The stripped-down mat class, which includes mat rental, leads floor-bound bodies through multiple abbreviated reps of flowing movement, emphasizing proper biomechanical alignment. Post mat class, students will confidently saunter out with a stronger core, leaner body mass, and improved posture for impromptu family portraits. The four-person Tower classes let students boldly outstretch their resistance-riddled frenemies with the wall unit. With each spring-loaded repetition, instructors and their followers work rarely used muscles, pushing the limits of their perseverance and upping the chances of nabbing sidewalk change without breaking stride. Those who take the Tower class should have Pilates-mat or Pilates-equipment training experience. ImPower also lets budding core captains try Pilates equipment workouts through the Reformer and Chair classes. Combining strength training, stretching techniques, and balance maintenance, the Pilates Reformer is an agile assemblage of gears, springs, straps, and pulleys that serves as a crucible of core strengthening. Under the expert guise of ImPower’s muscle mediators, users will learn how the Reformer can be elegantly employed to perform more than 100 different fitness exercises, such as arm circles, leg lifts, mermaid stretches, elephant lifts, and jaguar jingles.
Eight Google Mappers give ImPower Pilates an average of five stars:
- The teacher's [sic] works hard to provide a safe, fun, and challenging atmosphere to further ones [sic] pilates practice. – Jose G.