Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one private Pilates intro class plus four semiprivate classes at IM=X Pilates Studio in Greenwood (a $205 value).
IM=X Pilates Studio teaches the Integrated Movement Xercize method, which combines Pilates exercises with strength and cardiovascular training to produce stronger, healthier, and more flexible humans. A 60-minute private Pilates introduction gauges flexibility, endurance, strength, and tickle tolerance to help develop an effective workout plan, and then exercisers can take advantage of four semiprivate group classes, choosing from a packed weekly schedule. Beginners can try the Basic Xercizer and Basic Floor classes, which lay the brick-house fundamentals of the eight basic IM=X sequences, while the Hybrid class teaches a combination of the two. Intermediate/Advance Xercizer courses up the intensity of basic courses by increasing sets and reps, adding challenging moves and requiring get-in-shapers to recite the entire Goosebumps series verbatim. Finally, those who enjoy indoor biking or lack the squirrel-dodging capabilities to do it outside can opt for the Cycle/Xercizer class, which combines cardio bikes with the Pilates Xercizer machine to create the ultimate cardio workout. Clients can also take workouts home by purchasing one or all of IM=X’s floorwork DVDs (not included in today’s Groupon) to pop in the entertainment center with a big buttery bowl of popcorn.